Christopher Kula is a member in the firm’s Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions Department. Chris counsels emerging and established companies, entrepreneurs, angel investors, private investment funds, executives, and investment managers on corporate, finance and securities matters. Focusing on domestic and cross-border matters in the “middle market,” Chris’ experience spans a number of industry sectors, including financial services, technology, real estate, healthcare, fashion, and media.
Chris has a unique appreciation for the opportunities and challenges faced by participants in the private equity and venture capital industry, having worked in-house with a private equity firm followed by several years of law firm experience in that space. Additionally, his experience representing smaller public companies earlier in his career allows him to help clients navigate the increased securities regulation and compliance obligations they face.
Sought out for his experience in forming and structuring a wide variety of investment funds, holding companies and joint ventures, as well as with “private capital” markets, equity compensation, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions, clients value his ability to handle complex matters and his responsive, diligent and even-keeled style. Chris’ approach involves utilizing the firm’s expertise in related areas, such as tax, employment, trust & estates, intellectual property, real estate, and litigation, to provide clients with multi-faceted representation across a broad range of different needs.
Chris has acted as lead counsel or played a prominent role in the following representative transactions:
Chris is an active member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), and the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC. Prior to joining Cole Schotz, Chris was Counsel in Phillips Nizer’s Corporate & Business Law Department.
Chris received his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law, where he was Associate Editor of the Journal of International Business and Law (formerly, the International Law Digest). While in law school, he was a judicial intern for the Honorable Lawrence M. McKenna in the Southern District of New York. Prior to law school, Chris attended Villanova University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, J.D.
Villanova University, B.S.
As published in: The American Lawyer March 22, 2017
As published in: Women's Wear Daily March 15, 2017
Newest Member Focuses on Domestic and Cross-Border Middle Market Transactions September 15, 2015
Corporate Law December 5, 2017Christopher J. Kula and Rimma Tsvasman
Lexis Nexis/Matthew Bender October 2017Christopher J. Kula
Law360 February 8, 2017Christopher J. Kula
FINalternatives December 6, 2016Christopher J. Kula
Real Estate Weekly November 4, 2016Christopher J. Kula and Rab N. Nalavala
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