Clients rely on Chris Reiss for his strategic counsel in a broad range of complex transactional matters. Chris focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, portfolio company investments, strategic planning, buyouts, complex restructurings, joint ventures and general corporate governance matters.

Chris leverages his previous experience in corporate law and as a chief operating officer of an athletic and lifestyle company to develop pragmatic business solutions for clients involved in large-scale transactions and multi-million mergers and acquisitions.

Chris counsels private and public companies in the negotiations of purchase agreements, due diligence process, and completion of all closing conditions. He has represented a range of clients from national hotel and resorts to academic medical centers. Chris has experience representing companies in the gaming, transportation and logistics, manufacturing and health care industries and works with private equity, venture capital investors.

  • Represented Wellbiz Brands in the acquisition and the acquisition financing of substantially all of the assets of the Amazing Lash Studio group of companies, the franchisor for Amazing Lash Studios. In addition, the acquisition included the separate purchase of seven Amazing Lash Studios (franchisees).
  • Represented Ocean Resort and Casino in its acquisition and acquisition financing of the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Represented a major health system in connection with strategic venture capital technology investments as lead investment counsel in early-stage, private companies.
  • Represented KSL Capital Partners in its acquisition of and the acquisition financing for Courtyard Kauai Coconut Beach.
  • Represented Bow River Capital Partners in its acquisition financing for Midstate Energy, L.L.C. Midstate Energy is an independent provider of comprehensive development, design and engineering services relating to infrastructure upgrades and energy efficient, asset sustainability solutions.
  • Counsel to ClubCorp in its acquisition of Atlanta-based Sequoia Golf in a deal valued at roughly $265M. The deal for the additional 50 clubs was negotiated and closed in only two months.
  • Represented KSL Capital Partners in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Miraval Resort & Spa, a luxury wellness spa in Tucson, Arizona, and its brand. The acquisition included the negotiation of a joint venture/partnership agreement with the prior owner, and a complex restructuring as part of the acquisition.
  • Represented the owners of Miraval Resort & Spa in the sale of the resort and Miraval brand to Hyatt Corporation.
  • Represented KSL Capital Partners, in the sale of the Bay Club Companies to York Capital Management with a minority investment from JMA Ventures and the company's management team.
  • Counsel to buyer in an acquisition where buyer acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of Taos Ski Valley, Inc. by merger.
  • Counsel to the buyer in an acquisition of and acquisition financing for Squaw Valley Ski Corporation, the owner of Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Lake Tahoe, California, and the subsequent acquisition with acquisition financing of Alpine Meadows Ski Resort.
  • Represented KSL Capital Partners in the sale of six iconic resort properties to TRT Holdings, owner of Omni Hotels & Resorts in a series of six related transactions. The properties that were included in the sale are Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas; La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California, Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California; Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina; The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia; and Montelucia Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

  • Represented KSL Capital Partners in the acquisition of and the acquisition financing for the James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.
  • Represented KSL Capital Partners in its acquisition of The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, a historic resort in Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Represented Western Athletic Clubs in its financing of a Term Loan from Ventas Healthcare Properties, Inc.
  • Represented KSL Capital Partners, LLC as the purchaser in its acquisition of and the acquisition financing of the Royal Palm Hotel located in Miami Beach, FL. The transaction was negotiated and closed in less than 60 days.
  • Represented Critical Homecare Solutions, Inc. in connection with various acquisitions of home infusion and home health agency companies.
  • Represented Kohlberg & Company in its sale of Invisible Fence.