Chris Howard has a unique combination of technical legal skills and hands-on business and finance experience, enabling him to integrate these disciplines into strategies that match client objectives and provide clients with a competitive advantage. His forte is in managing complex commercial transactions and development projects in time-sensitive environments, and in accessing all sectors of the capital markets.
Chris' practice has four areas of focus:
Corporate finance and transactional representation: Chris' work involves all aspects of corporate, securities, and commercial law, focusing on representing entrepreneurs and middle-market companies in a wide variety of transactional settings.
Resort and hospitality industry: Chris handles projects in the hospitality sector ranging from resort acquisition and disposition to numerous hotel developments to representation of Maine's first gaming development.
General counsel representation: Chris' experience includes acting as "external" general counsel for several large to midsize companies including two of Maine's largest insurance companies. Chris was one of the moving forces behind the successful launch of Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company, now one of the state's largest property and casualty insurers. Chris acted as both its counsel and interim CEO in connection with its initial start-up.
Insurance: Chris has an extensive resume representing insurers, reinsurers, agencies, captives and self-funded plans in insurance regulatory and transactional matters. He has a long history of assisting some of Maine’s largest insurers and agencies with their capital raising, transactional and regulatory needs, maintaining a close relationship with the Maine Bureau of Insurance.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Christopher E. Howard