Christopher Kula is a member in the firm’s Corporate, Finance & Business Transactions Department. Chris counsels emerging and established companies, entrepreneurs, 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’s experience spans a number of industry sectors, including financial services, technology, media and real estate. 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 investment managers (as well as smaller public companies earlier in his career) allows him to help clients navigate the securities regulation and compliance challenges they face.
Sought out for his experience in forming and structuring a wide variety of private investment funds, joint ventures and holding companies, handling merger and acquisition transactions (for both strategic and financial acquirors), and transactions in the “private capital” market (including offerings, resales and equity compensation matters), clients value his ability to handle complex matters and his responsive, diligent and even-keeled style.
Drawing upon the firm’s expertise in related areas, such as tax, employment, intellectual property, trust & estates, real estate and litigation, Chris often takes a multi-disciplinary approach to provide clients with 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 a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). 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: Bloomberg Law September 16, 2021
September 14, 2021
As published in: Law360 November 7, 2019
As published in: FOLIO February 5, 2019
As published in: Bloomberg Big Law Business February 4, 2019
Corporate Law October 27, 2020Samantha B. Epstein and Christopher J. Kula
Corporate Law August 31, 2020Christopher J. Kula and Jennifer L. Horowitz
Corporate Law June 5, 2020Samantha B. Epstein, Philip R. Hirschfeld, Christopher J. Kula, Jennifer L. Horowitz and Roger M. Iorio
June 4, 2020Samantha B. Epstein, Philip R. Hirschfeld, Jennifer L. Horowitz, Roger M. Iorio and Christopher J. Kula
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