Christopher R. Smith - Verrill Dana LLP

Christopher R. Smith

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Chris represents a variety of domestic and international business and nonprofit clients in mergers and acquisitions; entity choice and organization; equity and debt financing; contracts; board governance; shareholder relations; and other compliance and transactional matters. Chris is outside corporate counsel to a range of U.S. and foreign enterprises, including early-stage ventures and other businesses and NGOs with regional, national, and global operations.

Chris has presented internationally on cross-border investment issues, including related government reporting requirements. He currently serves on the boards of several organizations in the Portland area. Viewed as a “rising star” and a “detail-oriented, thorough lawyer—someone who gets it done and gets it done right,” according to client testimonials in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chris is a driven advocate for his clients and, through his policy work, a true ally for business generally.

Harvard UniversityAB 1995Emory UniversityJ.D. 1998
Maine State Bar Association, Business Law Section

Office Location

One Portland Square
P.O. Box 586
Portland, ME 04112-0586
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Closely-Held Businesses, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Governance, Family Businesses, General Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Structuring of Business Entities, Transactions)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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