Chris is Chair of the firm's Financial Services Industry Practice and serves clients in the areas of banking, corporate and real estate law.

He represents financial institutions, including local and regional banks, credit unions and mezzanine and mortgage lenders in business regulatory, commercial and consumer lending and workout issues. He routinely guides financial institutions through delicate corporate governance issues and has spoken and been called upon to testify nationally as an expert witness in corporate governance matters.

Chris represents local and national commercial real estate owners in sales and acquisitions as well as commercial leasing transactions. He also advises businesses and owners in the startup, funding and continued financing, expansion and sale of business ventures as well as delicate corporate governance issues.

Chris has particular experience counseling banking clients on the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and other federal and state privacy and data security laws, including TILA, FCRA and FDCPA. His advice includes creating and implementing relevant safeguards as well as overseeing prompt corrective action in responding to state and federal inquiries. He also counsels clients relating to all aspects of the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program, including forgiveness, audits and the impact of PPP loans on future transactions.

Additionally, Chris is a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining the firm, Chris was a partner at Saul Ewing, where he was vice chair of the firm's Business Department, chair of the Financial Services Practice Group and a member of the Audit Committee.

Chris also served as a clerk to Judge Stephen J. McEwen Jr. of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania.

Honors & Awards

  • Named to the "M&A Deal of the Year ($10MM to $25MM)" list for the Acquisition of Nelson Pipeline by Beirne Pipeline Holdings partnered with Axis Private Equity by M&A Advisor (2015)*

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