Chris finds legal solutions for financial, FinTech and emerging businesses.
Chris is Chair of the Financial Services Practice. He provides legal advice concerning a broad range of legal issues, including compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations applicable to financial institutions and health care providers; transactional matters; corporate governance issues; and litigation avoidance and management. Chris also advises clients in connection with state and federal lending, deposit, debt adjustment/management, credit service business, money transmission, and privacy statutes and regulations. Chris helps clients with:
He focuses on helping clients manage risk and identify and implement proactive solutions to complex problems and advance business goals. Previously, Chris was General Counsel for an enterprise holding company and subsidiaries in the debt relief industry. Prior to that, Chris served as Associate General Counsel and Vice President of a large regional bank.
After graduation from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1996, Chris served as a Clerk for the Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., then Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.
Recipient of the Lexology 2016 Client Choice Award
AV® Preeminent™ Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
Recipient of the 2018 The Daily Record Leadership in Law Award
Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law (Fall 2017)
Board Member, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Board Member, St. Ignatius Loyola Academy
Member, Maryland State Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 1996
B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1991
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
Court of Appeals of Maryland