We have been delivering quality legal services to satisfied business clients in Arizona and nationwide since 2003. We frequently partner with our clients from start up, through all growth phases, during downturns, through exit.
Mike began his legal career in Wilmington, Delaware in 1989, with a preeminent Delaware corporate firm, focused primarily on large public company transactional and litigation matters centered around mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and counseling boards of directors. In 1996, Mike joined Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix, Arizona, the largest law firm in the southwestern U.S. At Snell & Wilmer, Mike’s practice was concentrated on public and private securities offerings (equity and debt), mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. In 2003, Mike founded CLG, with a goal of adapting his large firm experience to the underserved emerging and privately held business community. Mike has also held general counsel positions at both publicly held and private companies.
Mike has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, including alternative and clean energy (solar, wind, bio fuels), semiconductor and semiconductor equipment manufacturing, software, electronics, industrial products and manufacturing, food and beverage manufacturing, consumer goods, construction, and IT services, as well as representation of investment banks, venture capital firms, and other financial intermediaries. Mike’s practice has also included an special emphasis on domestic and international channel and other contracts, including IP licensing, R&D agreements, OEM, manufacturing and supply agreements, distribution and sales agreements, joint ventures and other strategic alliances.
In addition to his legal background, Mike has substantial business operational experience, including being part of a start up team that grew into a nationwide, multi location pet supplies retailer, an incubator and developer of alternative and clean energy solutions, and an advanced technology industrial equipment manufacturer with factories in North America, Asia and Europe.
Legal Career Highlights
CHRISTOPHER LAW GROUP LLP
Founder and Managing Partner
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
(May 1996-May 2003)
Partner, Phoenix, Arizona office
Richards, Layton & Finger
Associate, Wilmington, Delaware
Business & In-house Highlights
Education & Clerkship
EVP Business Development and Director, Beyond, Inc., a management group focused on the rapid commercialization of socially beneficial technologies in an array of renewable energy industries.
VP and General Counsel, Heska Corporation (domestic animal care biotechnology)
EVP, General Counsel and Director, PetSense, Inc., national retail pet supply chain.
EVP, Electric Torque Machines, Inc., an advanced electric motor company, with executive management roles in operations, manufacturing, business development and sales, strategic development, and finance.
- JD–Delaware Law School of Widener University, 1989 (Magna Cum Laude)
- Managing Editor, Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (1988-89)
- Clerkship: Supreme Court of Delaware, law clerk to The Honorable Andrew G. T. Moore, II, Justice, (1988 – 1989)
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