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Verrill Dana, LLP

Christopher R. Smith

Christopher R. Smith


Verrill Dana, LLP
Maine, U.S.A.

tel: (207) 253 4426
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Chris represents a variety of domestic and international business and nonprofit clients in mergers and acquisitions; entity choice and organization; equity and debt financing; contracts; board governance; shareholder relations; and other compliance and transactional matters. Chris is outside corporate counsel to a range of U.S. and foreign enterprises, including early-stage ventures and other businesses and NGOs with regional, national, and global operations.

Chris has presented internationally on cross-border investment issues, including related government reporting requirements. He currently serves on the boards of several tax-exempt organizations in the Portland area. Viewed as a “rising star” and a “detail-oriented, thorough lawyer—someone who gets it done and gets it done right,” according to client testimonials in the 2010 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chris is a driven advocate for his clients and, through his policy work, a true ally for business generally.

Bar Admissions

  • 1999, Maine 2000, District of Columbia (inactive) 2006, Massachusetts


  • Emory University School of Law
  • Harvard College
    Areas of Practice
    Professional Career

    Significant Accomplishments

    Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Corporate/M&A
    Listed in Best Lawyers in America® under Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Rising Stars® under Business/Corporate Law

    Professional Associations

    • Maine State Bar Association: immediate past chairman, Business Law Section
    • Drafting Committee, Maine Business Corporation Act, Maine Limited Liability Company Act, Maine Model Registered Agents Act, Maine Revised Uniform Partnership Act, and Maine Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act

    Professional Activities and Experience

    • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® under Corporate Law Recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business under Corporate/M&A Distinguished by peers as a "New England Rising Star" in Business/Corporate Law by New England Super Lawyers®


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