Chris's practice focuses on corporate restructuring, insolvency litigation and debt enforcement, including domestic and cross-border debt financing, distressed mergers and acquisitions, financial restructurings, and debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings. Chris's practice also involves advising lenders, contractors, property owners and other industry participants in connection with construction disputes, and Chris has extensive experience with registering, enforcing and discharging construction liens.
Chris regularly acts for secured creditors, court-appointed officers, debtor companies and other stakeholders in multi-party insolvency matters. He has significant experience as counsel to lenders and other creditors in complex debt restructurings. He also advises insolvency professionals such as trustees, receivers and monitors in formal court proceedings.
Chris took time away from Blakes in 2012 and 2013 to work as general counsel at a venture capital company, where he worked on the business side of the relationship with external counsel and developed an acute understanding of what clients need, day to day and on the ground. Chris advised on the structuring of start-up acquisitions, bridge financing and regulatory matters, as well as marketing, publishing and privacy issues.