An authority on international litigation, Chris represents secured creditors and creditors' committees in complex financial restructurings and bankruptcy reorganizations. In particular, he is consistently sought out for his deep knowledge in international insolvency and litigation matters, specifically concerning the pursuit of assets transferred to offshore jurisdictions. Governments and individuals worldwide depend upon his multifaceted understanding of asset tracking and recovery in consistently reaching favorable solutions.
Chris’ personal ties to the financial services industry stem from ownership of commercial real estate ventures, oil and gas exploration efforts and a number of shopping centers, where he was involved in leasing, construction and management. He also was Vice Chairman and General Counsel for a commercial bank. Some of Chris’ noteworthy accomplishments in the financial services industry include:
An international and national adviser, Chris was named to FraudNet, a division of the International Chamber of Commerce, which focuses on asset recovery. He also is a member of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) and was instrumental in assisting in the development of its legislative guide on insolvency. He is a member of the expert group to UNCITRAL and a representative on behalf of UNCITRAL in coordination with The Hague Conference on insolvency matters.
In addition, he has served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime. Chris is a Fellow of the prestigious International Insolvency Institute and the American College of Bankruptcy. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes and the American Bar Association’s Journal.
Since 1986, Chris' international litigation has taken him to numerous overseas jurisdictions while pursuing the recovery of millions of dollars for creditors, trustees and receivers. Among his destinations: the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, England, Wales, Norway, France, Italy, the Netherlands and other European countries, Cayman Islands, Nevis and other Caribbean Islands, the Netherland Antilles, and South America.