Chris is a member of the Harris Beach Management Committee.
Chris has served as bond counsel, transaction counsel, initial purchasers counsel, underwriters counsel, bank counsel, liquidity provider counsel and borrower counsel for a variety of tax-exempt and taxable bond financings, and project financings. Chris structures and closes transactions under the New Markets Tax Credit program and helps organizations obtain the tax credits. His public sector experience includes financings for public infrastructure; stadiums; colleges, universities and other section 501(c)(3) organizations; private and public schools; low-income housing facilities; and manufacturing facilities.
Chris has been actively involved with infrastructure projects in a variety of industries, including energy, solid waste management, water and wastewater facilities, and sports and entertainment venues. In this regard, he has represented numerous developers, lenders, and governmental entities in the development, contracting and financing aspects of the projects. He provides assistance in connection with industrial development agency sale-leaseback transactions.
Chris provides general corporate counseling to businesses and financial institutions. His experience includes securities work including preparing blue sky memoranda, conducting due diligence and legal research with respect to various corporate, tax, real estate and public finance matters, and assisting companies with their business and transactional needs.
Chris served as Director of Operations (1995-1997) and as Deputy County Executive (1998-2002) in the Office of the Albany County Executive. As deputy county executive, he acted as the chief operating officer for the county government. In 1997, Chris served as the secretary to the Senate Minority Conference of the New York State Legislature.
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