Christopher L. Russell

Christopher L. Russell

Sacramento, CA

About Chris

Chris Russell actively aids many emerging growth companies to achieve their financial and corporate objectives.  Many of these businesses are focused on renewable energy, life science, software, hardware, agricultural technologies and clean technologies, but Chris has experience working with an array of companies in various industries on corporate and financial matters.

With a broad transactional and corporate governance experience, Chris guides entrepreneurs and business leaders on corporate issues related to all aspects of its business and their fiduciary duties in significant transactions.  Chris brings substantial experience to key transactions affecting a company’s growth, including debt and equity financings, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, licensing transactions and mergers and acquisitions.  Clients rely upon Chris’ insights on both legal and business matters in such transactions.

Chris also has significant experience in private equity fund formation, and has advised general partners and institutional investors in connection with the formation of venture capital, real estate, buyout and other private equity funds.

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  • Represented a healthcare company in its $175 million acquisition of a healthcare communications network.
  • Represented a life science company in its $75 million acquisition of biopharmaceutical company developing targeted immunotherapies and vaccine products.
  • Represented a healthcare company in its $50 million acquisition of a software company that provides a platform to securely bring together patient information to support clinical integration and coordinated care for healthcare providers.
  • Advised a publicly-traded biopesticide manufacturers on corporate governance, SEC reporting obligations and debt and equity financings.
  • Advised an internationally recognized winery with its corporate restructuring.
  • Represented a solar energy company in its sale of solar projects.
  • Represented an agricultural technology company with its Series A Financing.
  • Represented a data storage company with its Series A Financing.
  • Represented investors in their investments in over 100 private equity funds.
  • Represented the general partner in the formation of an $100 million private equity fund.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) (2002 to present)
  • Member of MedStart Advisory Committee (2008 to present)
  • Member of AgStart Advisory Committee (2012 to present)
  • Member, Partnership and LLC Committee, Business Law Section, State Bar of California (2015 to present)
  • Listed in Sacramento Magazine's Top Lawyers, 2017

Civic Activities

  • Chair, Board of Directors, Wind Youth Services (2009 to present).
  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Capital Public Radio (2015 to present).
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Presenter, "Regulation Crowdfunding," Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Tech Startup?, CleanStart Inc, West Sacramento, California, June 2017
  • “Considerations for Joint Ventures in Real Estate Development,” North State BIA Forward Planning Seminar, Sacramento, California, Feb. 2017

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