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As the leader of the firm’s business practice, Christian takes great pride in watching clients succeed and achieve their objectives. As a trusted business advisor, he helps chart out a pathway to success and then makes the process easy and understandable along the way. He knows firsthand the delicate balance between legal issues and business objectives and practicalities. As a former corporate executive, he has walked in his clients shoes.
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Whether dealing with a client, colleague, or opposing counsel, Christian’s guiding principles are to always treat others with respect and do the right thing. He has built a reputation for being humble, honest, trustworthy, and direct. Clients can count on him to set the tone with positive energy and composure, even in times of conflict and stress. As outside general counsel, he partners with businesses to address a wide range of issues, including:
- Banking and Financing Transactions
- Commercial/Business Litigation
- Contract Negotiation and Drafting
- Contractual Risk Management and Risk-Mitigation Training
- Corporate Governance and Entity Structuring
- Franchise Transactions
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Private Equity
- Real Estate Transactions: Purchase, Sale, and Leasing
By bringing a big-picture perspective to projects, deals, and disputes, Christian works to communicate with clients to help them understand the process and navigate the issues or “pain points” that businesses face.
Before joining Haws-KM, he was with API Group serving as Corporate Counsel and, most recently, Vice President of Risk Management. He provided sound legal counsel and practical business solutions to the organization’s executives. He received his J.D. from Hamline University School of Law and is a proud graduate of Marquette University.
Articles & Presentations
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- Business and Transactional
- Employment Litigation
- Financial Services and Business Litigation
- Real Estate
- State of Minnesota
- U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
- J.D., Hamline University School of Law
- B.A., Marquette University
Outside of the Office
Christian can be found spending time with family, doing crosswords, golfing, and running. He always challenges himself to learn something new and is currently trying his hand at piano. At the end of the day, all roads eventually lead to an episode of Seinfeld.