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    • J.D., University of Virginia, 1996
    • B.A., Tufts University, 1991

We are pleased to announce that Christopher Reiss has joined Polsinelli’s Corporate and Transactional practice. Christopher's full professional biography will be available shortly, and we welcome you to revisit this page soon to discover how his experience and the full-service Polsinelli platform can benefit your legal needs.

• Represented fitness franchise in the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a beauty franchise group, the franchiser for an eye-lash extension company. In addition, the acquisition included the separate purchase of seven related franchisees.

• Represented agent investors group in the sale of all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of its wholly owned national insurance subsidiary to a capital investment firm. 

• Represented middle market investor in its acquisition of and acquisition financing for a leading energy retrofit company based in St. Louis, Missouri.

• Represented a Colorado based private equity firm  in its acquisition of a specialty curator of retail product samplers, from a international facilities management company. 

• Represented a Colorado based private equity firm  in its acquisition of and acquisition financing for a resort and spa based in Hawaii. 

• Represented private alternative assessment management company in its acquisition of and  acquisition financing for an independent provider of comprehensive development, design and engineering services relating to infrastructure upgrades and energy efficient, asset sustainability solutions.

• Counsel to the largest private operator of golf and and country clubs in the United States in its acquisition of Atlanta-based golf club in a deal valued at roughly $265M. The deal for the additional 50 clubs was negotiated and concluded in only two months.

• Represented a private equity firm in its acquisition of a controlling interest in a luxury wellness spa in Tucson, Arizona, and its brand. Additionally, the firm negotiated joint venture/partnership agreement with the prior owner, and restructured the Arizona-based spa as part of the acquisition.

• Represented a private equity firm in the sale of an athletic club franchise to a capital management group with a minority investment from a venture company and the company's management team. Counsel to buyer in a merger transaction where buyer acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of a California-based ski resort by merger.

• Represented portfolio investment group in the sale of five iconic resort properties to the owner of the privately held, intentionally held luxury hotel chain in a series of five related transactions. The properties that were included in the sale are a resort and spa in Austin, Texas; a resort and spa in Carlsbad, California, a resort and spa in Rancho Mirage, California; a hotel in Asheville, North Carolina; and a resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Reiss acted as part of the lead counsel on the transaction facilitating the buyer's due diligence review of the properties and the resorts, the negotiation of five separate purchase agreements, and completion of all closing conditions.

• Represented a Colorado based private equity firm in the refinancing of the credit facility for a luxury hotel in Miami.

• Represented a system of national athletic clubs in its financing of a Term Loan from a system of healthcare properties.

• Secured $30 million financing for a historical luxury resort and spa in Virginia.

• Represented a Colorado based private equity firm  in its acquisition of a historic resort in Asheville, North Carolina.

• Represented a Colorado based private equity firm as the purchaser in its $130 million acquisition of a luxury hotel located in Miami Beach, FL, including $90 million of seller financing. Reiss also helped negotiate the purchase and sale agreement and seller financing documents, completed due diligence and closed the acquisition in less than 60 days.

• Represented certain subsidiaries of national athletic club as the borrowers, in negotiating and closing a $9 million credit facility with a national bank association. 

• Assisted national athletic club franchise reorganize its corporate structure through internal corporate mergers.

• Represented a computer hardware and software company based in Denver, in obtaining venture capital financing from Denver-based venture companies. 

• Represented the borrower, a subsidiary of national athletic club franchisee in negotiating and closing a $27 million credit facility with a national bank association. 

• Represented a magazine and journal publisher in bankruptcy proceedings and the sale of its assets to a strategic buyer who planned to continue the operations.

• Represented San Francisco-based tennis club in the $15 million sale and asset transfer of the tennis and recreational club to another tennis club franchise. 

• Represented a brandbase holding company as company counsel in connection with a private equity follow-on investment of $1 million in the company. The investment was in the form of Series B Preferred Stock.

• Negotiated a $40 million credit facility with a national bank for an athletic club franchise .

• Represented applied health care service group in its $6.5 million acquisition involving 100 percent of capital stock of a home infusion care company. The acquisition was funded by an equity investment by a private equity company, the principal shareholder of a health care services company, in the form of Series A Preferred Stock.

• Represented a health care services company in its $4.2 million acquisition involving 100 percent of the capital stock of a Hawaii-based medical clinic. 

• Represented brandbase holding company in connection with a private equity firm's investment of $6.5 million in the company in the form of Series A Preferred Stock. The proceeds
of this investment were used to consummate two acquisitions, where we also served as company counsel.

• Represented brandbase wholesaler in the purchase of 100 percent of the assets of an American retailer. The acquisition was funded by a private equity firm's investment in brandbase Holdings.

• Represented brandbase wholesaler in the purchase of 100 percent of the assets for a Canadian sports retailer.

• Represented a home health care service company in its $8.1 million acquisition involving 100 percent of the capital stock of a home infusion pharmacy company. The acquisition was funded by a home health care service group's revolving credit facility with a financial services company. 

• Represented a private equity firm in its $160 million sale of company specializing in invisible fences.

• Represented a Colorado based private equity firm  in its acquisition and financing of a resort and spa in Rancho Las Palmas.