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Christian C. Hollweg


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Christian counsels a variety of emerging and public companies in various industries, including life sciences, technology and health care. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, private company financings, initial public offerings, public company reporting, corporate governance and other corporate transactional matters. 

Before joining Mintz, Christian was an associate at a business law firm in Los Angeles, where he concentrated on mergers & acquisitions and public company reporting. Earlier, he was an associate and a summer associate in the Palo Alto office of a global law firm, where he handled litigation and regulatory matters for financial institutions and technology companies.

While he was in law school, Christian served as a judicial intern to then Chief Judge Howard R. Tallman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado. He also worked as a graduate assistant tutor during his second and third years of law school at UCLA.


  • University of California - Los Angeles (JD, Order of the Coif)
  • University of Colorado (BS)


  • Represented a privately held health care company in its reverse merger with a public company
  • Represented a life sciences company in a merger with a private company
  • Represented an emerging biologic therapeutics company in its initial public offering
  • Represented a medical device company in various common stock financings
  • Represented multiple emerging companies in various preferred stock financings and recapitalizations
  • Represented multiple venture funds in private company financing transactions
  • Represented diversified filtration company Spectrum, Inc. in its approximately $359 million merger with life sciences company Repligen Corp.
  • Represented Haitong International Zhonghua Finance Acquisition Fund I, LP in its $190 million cash acquisition of the Obagi Medical Products business from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Recognition & Awards

  • Order of the Coif


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Choice of Business Entity: Pros and Cons of Corporations and LLCs

April 21, 2020 | Article | By Christian C. Hollweg

Choosing the form of your business entity is one of the first and most important steps toward running a successful business. Three of the most common entity types are C-Corporations, S-Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs). Each entity type has its own advantages and disadvantages, including with respect to taxation, attractiveness to investors and simplicity.
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