Chris finds legal solutions for financial, FinTech and emerging businesses.
Chris is Chair of the Financial Services Practice. He advises providers of consumer financial services and health care services concerning compliance with federal and state law; transactional matters; corporate governance; and litigation avoidance and management. Chris helps clients with:
He focuses on helping clients manage risk and identify and implement proactive solutions to complex problems and advance business goals. Chris has extensive in-house counsel experience; previously serving as general counsel for an enterprise holding company and subsidiaries in the debt relief industry, and as corporate counsel for two large regional financial institutions.
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.
AV® Preeminent™ Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
Recipient of the 2018 The Daily Record Leadership in Law Award
Recipient of the Lexology 2016 Client Choice Award
Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
Board Member, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service; Co-Chair, Advisory Board; Past President
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