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University of Notre Dame Law School
Notre Dame, Indiana
J.D., magna cum laude, 2017
Notre Dame Law Review

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., with high honors, 2014

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

All Michigan state courts



Corporate Attorney

Chris is a member of Varnum’s Corporate Services and M&A Team. Chris’ focus is in business and transactional work with a strong emphasis on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity and other commercial transactions. Chris has experience advising clients on the legal aspects of day-to-day business issues and has experience in corporate formation and structuring, and a wide variety of other commercial transactions. He has experience working with businesses ranging from early stage startups to mature, publicly-held businesses of all sizes.

M&A Experience

Numerous roll-up acquisitions for West Michigan-based insurance brokerage firm.

Represented manufacturer of sterile injectable drugs in its sale to private equity firm.

Represented multinational building materials manufacturer in multiple U.S.-based acquisitions.

Represented home construction manufacturer in its sale to private equity firm.

Represented commercial, retail and service specialty vehicle manufacturer and upfitter in multiple U.S.-based acquisitions.

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch, Corporate Law, 2024

Michigan Lawyers Weekly – Up and Coming Lawyers, 2024

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Michigan

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