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Christian “Chris” Foote practices in the areas of Real Estate and Corporate law with a special emphasis in the Retail, Hospitality, and Cannabis industries.

Chris regularly represents developers, entrepreneurial investors, institutional investors, lenders, and other parties in all aspects of transactional real estate. This includes acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, conventional and securitized financings, workouts, sale-leasebacks, management contracts, and leasing, involving a balance of retail, hotel, multifamily, office, industrial, and cannabis-related properties.

In addition, Chris advises cannabis cultivators, distributors, retailers, and investors on complex issues of state regulatory compliance. He advises buyers and sellers on regulatory considerations in mergers, acquisitions, and financings. With complex regulations at play, cannabis mergers and acquisitions have many pitfalls, all of which Chris works to head off with thoughtful due diligence and goal and client-focused deal structures.

Education

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

Memberships

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