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Christian “Chris” Foote practices in the areas of corporate law and real estate.

Chris’ corporate practice encompasses a wide variety of business transactions, including private and public financings, formation of joint ventures and partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions. He also advises boards, founders, and key stakeholders on corporate governance and other strategic matters. He has represented companies in a variety of industries, including retail, hospitality, cannabis, entertainment, and manufacturing. In his real estate practice, Chris represents developers, entrepreneurial investors, institutional investors, lenders, and other parties in all aspects of transactional real estate.

Chris also maintains a robust niche practice representing startups in the Retail and E-commerce, CPG, and Food and Beverage industries on brand protection, advertising and marketing law matters. He also represents firms in connection with prosecution and defense of Lanham Act, Truth-in-Advertising laws, and general trademark protection. In addition, Chris assists clients in assessing and managing risks under certain Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) topics, including those related to environmental and sustainability claims (“green marketing”).

Chris leverages eight years of experience as a commercial, securities, and antitrust litigator at an AmLaw 100 firm to provide strategic guidance to his clients in all of his transactional matters.


B.A., University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California
J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia


Member, Public Policy Committee, San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA)

Member, The Guardsmen, a San Francisco-based charity raising money for at-risk youth

State Bar Licenses

Arizona, California, Colorado