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Overview

Over his 25-year career, Christopher has served companies ranging from internet start-ups to publicly-traded companies with a focus on securities law and corporate governance. He has expertise in capital formation from public and private sources, Securities Exchange Act of 1934 reporting for public companies, tender offers and proxy contests.

Christopher also counsels companies in matters of contract negotiations and mergers and acquisitions, and he serves as corporate secretary for both public and private corporations as well as non-profits. He’s known for his careful, cautious approach to client matters, making accuracy a top priority even in the most complex transactions.

He’s a native Clevelander, frequent traveler and history buff whose civic involvement has included a position as board chairman for the Cleveland Heights Historical Society.

“You’re getting small-firm attentiveness with large firm experience at KJK. We partner with our clients to help them achieve their goals.” – Christopher J. Hubbert

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1991, magna cum laude
    • Order of the Coif, 1991
    • Case Western Reserve University Law Review
  • The University of Michigan, A.B., Philosophy, 1988, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Civic Involvement

  • Forest Hills Home Owners, chairman, board of trustees
  • Cleveland Heights Historical Society, trustee

Professional Affiliations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Corporate Law and Securities Law Sections
  • OTCQX Marketplace, Designated Adviser for Disclosure
  • Phi Delta Phi, The International Legal Honor Society, past president
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, adjunct professor

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Ohio State Courts

Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2005-2006

Presentations & Publications

  • Frequent speaker on corporate governance matters
  • “Falling Stock Prices and Rising Compliance Costs Make Going Private an Attractive Option,” Law & Fact Magazine, October 2003

Representative Experience

  • Represented a retail eyewear company in its initial public offering, subsequent secondary offering and acquisition by public tender offer
  • A dissident shareholder in his successful proxy campaign to reject a merger proposal and his subsequent replacement of the board
  • Assisted a Northeast Ohio internet start-up in its formation, structuring and first and second rounds of private angel financing
  • Served as counsel to a publicly-traded utility company in connection with its offering of rights to its shareholders to acquire additional shares of stock
  • Represented a Nasdaq OTCBB listed company in connection with a reverse stock split and “going private” transaction
  • Assisted a family-owned chain of gas stations/convenience stores in the sale of the business to a Canadian corporation
  • Worked with a group of investors in their acquisition of a controlling interest in a publicly-traded “shell” company
  • Counseled a Northeast Ohio provider of medical imaging equipment and services with all aspects of its business
  • Represented a shareholder group in its successful bid for representation on the board of directors of a publicly-traded provider of medical services and in its ouster of the chairman of the board
  • Represented a family-owned manufacturer of camping stoves in connection with regulatory issues relating to its direct public offering of its stock over the internet
  • Assisted a publicly-held San Diego-based company in connection with the divestiture of its telecommunications business, acquisition of an e-commerce subsidiary and refocus of its business in the internet B2B arena, private financing of its newly reoriented business and ultimate sale of its business to a strategic buyer