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Formerly senior counsel for a leading energy-from-waste and industrial waste management services company, Chris knows a thing or two about integrating transactions with a business’s needs.

Now in private practice, he uses the same successful formula when serving the firm’s clients: (1) understand the client’s business needs; (2) identify and mitigate risks in a given transaction; and (3) advise and guide the client toward the project’s completion.

A transactional attorney in the energy and natural resources space who joined Husch Blackwell in 2023, Chris works on all types of business agreements that keep projects moving forward. He concentrates his practice in energy-from-waste transactions with a focus on agricultural waste, as well as real estate and project development in the solar and wind areas. Chris develops agreements to acquire fuel for energy conversion and offtake. He also works on real estate or lease agreements; engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts; operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements; and contracts that involve any other commercial business needs during the life cycle of a given project. If a contract is required, Chris has it covered.

During his time as an in-house generalist within a large corporation, Chris obtained a degree of fluency in areas beyond law, including tax, accounting, and corporate operations. As such, he understands the client experience and how best to pursue business goals. It pleases Chris when he can empower clients, especially those who fear their lack of experience in an issue may hinder an outcome. Providing guidance until they become comfortable with the subject matter results in efficiency and trust.




  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School
  • B.A., Johns Hopkins University


  • Texas
  • Massachusetts
  • Ash and reclaimed metals processing project: Negotiated and drafted site lease, EPC agreement, O&M agreement, technology license, and sales agreements.
  • Mobile ash processing systems siting: Drafted site licenses.
  • Environmental solutions business line M&A strategy: Handled 12 transactions, drafting and reviewing equity and asset purchases.
  • UK EFW development: Assisted in preparing fuel supply agreements, PPA development, O&M agreement, and direct agreements.
  • Ash monofill mining joint venture: Negotiated and drafted LLC agreement, O&M agreement, and EPC agreement.
  • Commercial transactions/agreements across multiple business lines (waste disposal, REC trades, metal sale, procurement, SaaS, managed service provider, technology licensing): Drafted and negotiated various agreements including technology licenses, metal sales, electronic waste recycling, waste disposal, waste transportation, consulting, and professional service agreements.
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Outside the Office

Chris likes to play electric guitar, is a lifelong fan of heavy metal music, and collects vinyl records and stereo equipment. He also plays Super Mario Bros. video games with his young son, enjoys other video games including fantasy role-playing games (fantasy RPG), and has frequently attended San Diego Comic Con.

Prior to law school, Chris was a cook at the Penguin Drive-in in Charlotte, North Carolina, which was featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”

In-House Counsel Experience
  • Covanta, Counsel, 2012-2020; Senior Counsel, 2020-2023