Our attorneys handle litigation and transaction matters in the areas of business, real estate, and employment law. Whether you are dealing with complex real estate transactions or corporate business law, we provide successful outcomes and protect our clients’ interests.
Christopher L. Messa is a partner in the Corporate/Business Entity Counseling practice group of Berger Harris. He has significant expertise rendering advice and legal opinions for financings and other commercial transactions, and he concentrates his practice on the formation and use of Delaware entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and trusts. Chris’ clients include borrowers, investors, managers, investment funds, banks and other lenders, and he provides counsel on a diverse range of commercial transactions, including securitizations, structured financings, asset sales and purchases, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions and secured transactions.
In addition, Chris focuses his practice on general corporate matters involving Delaware entities, including advice related to fiduciary duties, interested transactions, asset sales and purchases, general corporate governance matters, ratification of defective corporate acts and dissolution. He regularly acts as Delaware counsel providing assistance to both start-ups and established companies and aims to help his clients achieve their strategic and transactional goals in all stages of the business lifecycle, from start-up through maturity and exit transactions. He also represents clients in connection with corporate bankruptcy-related transactions and debt restructurings, including Section 363 asset purchases.
Chris has significant expertise in Articles 8 and 9 of the Delaware Uniform Commercial Code, and sits on the Uniform Commercial Code subcommittee of the Delaware State Bar Commercial Law Section. He is a recurrent contributor to several publications, including the Business Law Basics blog, providing state of the art analysis of emerging issues relating to corporate and commercial law. He is also frequently asked to present seminars on topics including limited liability companies, series limited liability companies, third-party legal opinions and the Uniform Commercial Code.
Chris is active in the local community and works as a Guardian ad Litem with the Office of the Child Advocate.
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