About Christopher

Christopher Humphrey focuses his practice on real estate and corporate matters. He frequently assists developers and investors in connection with the disposition, acquisition and financing of commercial properties that range in size from small shopping centers to large mixed-use developments. Landlords and tenants rely on Christopher to prepare and negotiate commercial lease documents for conventional lease, triple-net and sale-leaseback transactions. Clients value his attention to detail but appreciate his practical approach to address the issues that matter most. He regularly evaluates, and advises clients with respect to, surveys, title commitments, zoning and environmental reports, and works with title companies, lenders and sellers to resolve outstanding title defects.

During law school, Christopher served as a Judicial Extern to The Honorable Kristina Pickering of the Supreme Court of Nevada. Before beginning his legal career, Christopher spent seven years in the United States Coast Guard where he served as an Aviation Electronics Technician. Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Christopher was an Associate at Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

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  • Represented an investor in solar generation projects in connection with its acquisition of distressed assets located in North Carolina, New Mexico and Massachusetts.
  • Represented private equity client in connection with sale-leaseback transactions involving several automobile dealerships throughout the United States.
  • Represented purchaser in the concurrent acquisition of five commercial retail properties leased to a major pharmacy chain as part of a Section 1031 exchange.
  • Worked with large real estate developer to prepare private placement memorandum for $100 million offering.
  • Represented owners of retail shopping centers in connection with Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) financing transactions ranging in size from $2 million to $13 million.
  • Represented developer/borrower in several LIHTC financing transactions involving low income and senior housing projects.
  • Conducted title analysis of, and prepared options and purchase agreements for, several agricultural properties.
  • Conducted due diligence investigation for acquisition of 100,000 acres of managed timberlands.
  • Conducted due diligence investigation and contract review for $350 million acquisition of global luxury hotel brand.
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Honors & Activities

  • Listed among Rising Stars (Real Estate: Business, Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance), Mountain States Super Lawyers®, 2019–2020
  • Member, Idaho State Bar, 2017–present
  • Member, Oregon State Bar, 2016–present
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada, 2014–present
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • CALI Award for excellent achievement in the study of Real Estate Finance, 2012
  • CALI Award for excellent achievement in the study of Professional Responsibility, 2013
  • CALI Award for excellent achievement in the study of Construction Law, 2014
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