Chris is a member of Husch Blackwell’s Real Estate, Development & Construction team. A trusted advisor and accomplished trial attorney with a penchant for solving complex problems, Chris focuses on civil litigation, real estate and construction, and creditor rights. He understands his clients and their industries and has the skill to persuade judges and juries alike.
Chris develops cost-effective strategies to protect his clients’ interests while minimizing risk and avoiding litigation. When litigation is threatened or required, however, he is a formidable advocate for his clients. Whether in state or federal court or before a government agency, Chris represents clients across a broad spectrum of civil litigation matters, including contract disputes, insurance claims, employment discrimination claims, personal injury claims, product liability and defect claims, shareholder disputes, business torts, unfair competition claims, covenant not to compete claims, and trademark and intellectual property claims.
Chris also advises developers, resort owners, landlords, tenants and property associations in the sale, leasing, planning, development, condemnation and zoning of real estate. He represents clients in landlord-tenant disputes, insurance claims, zoning and boundary disputes, condominium and subdivision disputes, condemnation proceedings, and redevelopment projects involving the use of tax increment financing (TIF), tax abatement, community improvement districts (CIDs) and other economic development incentives.
Additionally, he also represents clients in construction disagreements involving breach of contract claims, mechanic’s liens, public projects, professional liability claims for design professionals, insurance claims, payment and performance bond claims, prompt pay act claims and general contractor and subcontractor claims.
Lenders, note holders, sellers of goods and services, secured parties, judgment creditors or parties with claims against insolvent or bankrupt debtors turn to Chris for clear and precise guidance. He counsels individuals, financial institutions, small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations with respect to creditor rights and insolvency issues. He also develops effective risk management and asset protection strategies and represents clients in court and in arbitrations nationwide.