Christopher is a partner in LP’s Corporate Group. His practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. He has extensive experience advising private equity and strategic clients on both buy-side and sell-side transactions in the financial services and fintech industries. He also counsels clients on commercial and residential real estate joint venture projects and other investment opportunities.
Christopher represents public and private companies in a wide range of industries, as well as financial institutions, private equity firms, and real estate funds.
Prior to joining LP, Christopher was a partner with Mayer Brown. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was executive editor of Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. He earned his B.A. from Amherst College and his M.A. from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel.
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Education & Admissions
- Harvard Law School, J.D., executive editor of Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
- Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, M.A.
- Amherst College, B.A.
- Ohio (inactive)
What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
A partner I worked with at my first firm told me on my first day on the job “Remember, your legal career is a marathon, not a sprint. Be sure to take the time to build the relationships that will sustain you in the future.” I have tried to take her advice to heart by building a client-focused practice that provides guidance to clients at all stages of their business life-cycle.
What’s the biggest mistake attorneys can make?
I think the biggest mistake attorneys can make is viewing their clients’ issues on a deal-by-deal basis, rather than considering the broader context of their clients’ long-term goals and needs.
How has your practice changed over the past year?
Definitely in the past year I have seen a shift towards contingent consideration structures like earnouts and rollover equity in M&A deals as a result of rising interest rates and market uncertainty.