Christopher J. Verstrate

Chris's practice focuses on corporate law including mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, complex contracts and business structuring, formation and reorganization. He also provides general corporate advice for all types of entities, as well as representation in certain intellectual property matters.

His focus on corporate transactions regularly involves the structuring, documenting, reviewing and negotiating of a variety of deals including asset and stock purchase transactions, merger agreements, joint ventures, shareholder and buy/sell agreements, operating agreements and other corporate transactional agreements. He also drafts, reviews and negotiates operational and development contracts for clients to cover areas such as supply and distribution, confidentiality and non-disclosure, intellectual property, and sales and purchases of goods and services. Chris assists both domestic and international clients with corporate legal matters and transactions in a variety of industries including consulting, manufacturing and technology. In addition, he has experience in intellectual property matters including trademark and copyright registration, maintenance and licensing.

Chris has written for numerous publications and presented at several seminars on corporate law topics and issues. He also taught an upper-level business law course at a Chicago area college.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Mergers and Acquisitions, 3) Entity Formation, 4) Private Equity and Venture Capital and 5) Intellectual Property
Law School Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1999
Admitted Year 1994
Education Trinity Christian College, B.A., 1996
Bar Member / Association Illinois State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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