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Christopher Barsness, Esq.
Cohen IP Law Group, P.C.
9025 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 301
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

310-288-4500 (main)
310-246-9980 (facsimile)

Bar Admissions

  • United States District Court Central District of California, Eastern District of California
  • California Department of Real EstateReal Estate Broker
  • State Bar of California

EDUCATION

  • University of San Diego, Juris Doctorate
  • University of San Diego, Master of Business Administration, emphasis in Finance
  • Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science, Justice Studies

CHRISTOPHER C. BARSNESS

Mr. Barsness works primarily in business, corporate, and real estate law. Mr. Barsness has gained extensive experience working as general counsel and chief financial officer for several publicly traded companies which has given him a unique insight into the real world needs of businesses. Additionally, he legal experience has also covered a wide areas of business, contracts, employment, real estate, and securities law In addition to his transactional experience, Mr. Barsness has also successfully litigated cases involving contracts, real estate, and employment issues. Mr. Barsness serves as Of Counsel to the firm.

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

Southwest Airlines, AIG, Wal-Mart, Texas Instruments, Auriga Laboratories (acted as general counsel), Rite Aid, BioGold Fuels Corporation (acted as general counsel and chief financial officer), Gemini Environmental Corporation,

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Corporate Transactional

  • Contract Drafting for Product Acquisitions, Joint Venture Agreements, General Commercial Contracts,
  • Corporate Records/Minutes Drafting and Updating
  • Organization Formation & Capitalization
  • Drafted Stock & Asset Purchase Agreements, Completed Corporate Due Diligence

Employment

  • Drafted & Implemented All Human Resource Documents
  • Negotiated and drafted employment contracts & separation agreements
  • Implemented & Administered Employee Equity Incentive & Stock Option Plans

Intellectual Property

  • International License & Supply Agreement Drafting
  • Work with outside counsel to assure trademark patent filing compliance and prosecution

Real Estate

  • Litigated against major banks in state and federal district court
  • Prosecuted and defended various real estate sale transaction issues, broker representation, predatory lending
  • Obtained orders stopping foreclosure sales

Litigation

  • Plaintiff & Defendant Representation In Court, Mediation, Arbitration, & Trial
  • Taken & Defended Depositions
  • Managed Outside Counsel Litigation Caseload

Bankruptcy

  • Represent debtors in Chapter 7 and 13 cases and complex Chapter 11 reorganizations

Regulatory

  • Assured FDA Compliance for Medical Device Medicare Reimbursement and Pharmaceutical Sales
Michael N. Cohen
LIAM MCNAMARA
CHRISTOPHER BARSNESS
CHONG ROH
Christian Garcia
MARK L. SUTTON
YUMI TAKAYAMA
RANDY FENTON

Securities and Finance Law

Issuer Representation

  • Drafted & Filed Registration Statements, Responded to SEC Comments
  • Prepared & Filed all 33′ and 34′ Act Periodic, Current, and Section 16 Filings
  • Assured compliance with NASD/FINRA regulations
  • Implemented Corporate Governance & Exchange Listing Standards Compliance
  • Sarbanes Oxley Compliance & Implementation

Secured Lending

  • Drafted Documents & Closed over $5 million in Various Debentures, Convertible Notes

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Completed Private to Private and Private to Public Reverse Mergers
  • Completed Mergers & Acquisition of Various Companies

Private Equity

  • Drafted Transaction Documents And Closed Over $10 million in PIPE Transactions