Kris is a Shareholder and one of the leaders in the Firm's Banking and Finance Practice Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of commercial lending and structured finance.
In his commercial lending practice, Kris represents lenders in secured and unsecured transactions, many of which involve multi-state transactions. He primarily documents commercial and industrial transactions for financial institutions. In his structured finance practice, he advises banks and pension funds in documenting transactions involving senior debt, subordinated debt and equity financing. Additionally, he represents corporate borrowers in loan negotiations with lenders.
Kris' banking and finance experience also encompasses matters involving real estate transactions. He represents purchasers and sellers in matters involving acquisitions, developments, financing, and leasing concerns.
Kris has earned numerous accolades for his skills and accomplishments as a lawyer, among which is the esteemed Band 1 ranking as a Leading Banking and Finance Practitioner by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. He is also consistently recognized in Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America©, which tapped Kris as the 2015 "Lawyer of the Year" for the region in the area of Project Finance Law and again in 2018 and 2019 in the areas of Commercial Transactions/UCC Law and Project Finance Law. In addition to leadership of the Banking and Finance Practice, Kris serves as one of the firm's two Risk Management shareholders.
"Kris did a wonderful job and quickly got up to speed. He made valid points; his knowledge of banking is right up there. His strengths are his knowledge of the overall banking market and his tenacity. He is a skilled negotiator and argues points very well."
"He has deep experience and is highly knowledgeable, very resourceful, and very responsive. He takes a balanced approach with both legal and business-centric considerations."
"He is a seasoned veteran whose experience provides comfort that there is nothing he has not seen."