Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli announced that Christopher D. Reiss has joined the firm as a shareholder in the firm’s Denver office. As a corporate and transactional attorney, Reiss brings experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, portfolio company investments, strategic planning, buyouts, complex restructurings, joint ventures and general corporate governance matters to the business division at the firm.
Reiss counsels private companies in the structuring and negotiation of purchase agreements, joint venture agreements and all related facets of the acquisition or sale process. He has represented a range of clients from national hotel and resorts to academic medical centers. He has experience representing companies in the hospitality, gaming, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and health care industries and often works with private equity and venture capital investors.
“I am excited to join the team at Polsinelli and leverage the resources, talent and experience of the team coast-to-coast and here in Denver,” said Reiss. “Polsinelli is dynamic and growing, just like the clients in my portfolio, and I am confident we will thrive together here.”
“Chris has the benefit of having worked in both a corporate setting and as outside counsel, which gives him the ability to really understand his clients’ priorities, concerns and timelines,” said Jonathan K. Henderson, chair of the corporate and transactional practice for Polsinelli and managing partner of the Dallas office. “Multimillion-dollar deals can be complex and time consuming, and our clients can count on Chris to provide insights that are accurate, transparent and efficient to deliver satisfactory outcomes.”
Reiss earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Virginia and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in Colorado.
Polsinelli’s Corporate and Transactional practice provides a range of legal services spanning the life cycle of a business, from selecting the appropriate choice of entity through exit strategies and everything in between. Collaboration with attorneys from the firm's tax and other related practices allows Polsinelli to provide clients with comprehensive legal advice designed to minimize liability, maintain flexibility and advance our client’s objectives.
“It’s my pleasure to welcome Chris to the team here in Denver, where our corporate and transactional practice delivers time-tested results for companies of all sizes,” said Jennifer Evans, Denver office managing partner at Polsinelli. “As we continue to grow alongside the industries flourishing in our community, we know Chris brings a lot to the table.”
Polsinelli has been experiencing rapid growth in Denver. With close to 100 attorneys in Denver, Polsinelli has added a new Global Franchise and Supply Network practice, a new Food, Beverage and Consumer Goods industry group and expanded the firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies practice. The growth further involves lateral hires in Corporate and Transactional, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Commercial Litigation and Health Care Law.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 850 attorneys in 22 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation.