Since joining the firm straight out of law school, Chris has represented domestic and foreign businesses in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, financings and commercial transactions. He has served as general counsel, secretary and advisor to public and privately owned companies. He serves as Group Leader of the International Practice Group at Ulmer & Berne. Chris has achieved the highest rating, AV Preeminent®, from Martindale-Hubbell® and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law. Chris has served for six years as the Chairman of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), an association of independent law firms located in major commercial centers throughout the world. He has also served as a member and as Chairman of the Recruiting Committee of LAW.