Chris was elected CEO of Harris Beach in 2017. In this role he works with the firm’s management committee to advance the firm’s strategic objectives, leading the charge to provide client solutions that exceed expectations throughout the firm’s practices across New York state.
His legal practice focuses on sophisticated commercial transactions, banking and commercial financing and general corporate law. He represents business clients and entrepreneurs at all stages of their business development, negotiating and documenting matters, complex organizational documents (e.g., sophisticated shareholder, operating partnership and joint venture agreements) pertaining to business purchases, startups, on‑going business matters, contracts, transactions and sales of businesses. Chris negotiates and documents commercial loan transactions on behalf of financial institutions and borrowers. In addition to his focus on financing, capital markets and merger and acquisition transactions, Chris provides general corporate, strategic and practical advice to a number of clients who rely on him as a trusted advisor, confidential sounding board, and a source of valuable insight.