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