Christopher Chediak



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Chris is a senior shareholder in the firm’s Corporate group, and is a leading corporate transactional attorney in the region.  Chris’ practice focuses on governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, fiduciary matters, and other entity transactions, including early and late stage financing, reorganizations, strategic partnering, joint ventures, licensing, distribution, and researching arrangements. He has extensive experience representing both public and private clients and regularly represents clients in the following industries: agri-business, technology, software, private equity, venture capital, manufacturing and non-profit associations.

Chris has authored or co-authored a number of publications regarding business law matters, including:

  • Forming and Operating Limited Liability Companies in California (Two Chapters).
  • Advising California Partnerships, California Education of the Bar (CEB) (One Chapter).
  • The Report on Legal Opinions Concerning California Partnerships by the Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee of the Business Section of the State Bar of California.
  • The Guide to Organizing and Advising California Limited Liability Companies, Business Law Section, State Bar.
  • California Transaction Forms, Business Entities, Limited Liability Partnerships Module, Bancroft-Whitney.
  • “Export Controls in the Biotechnology Industry,” Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal.


J.D., University of Southern California, 1983

B.S., University of California, Davis, 1980

B.A., University of California, Davis, 1980




Capital Regional Family Business Center, Board of Directors

Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy
Past President and Board Member

State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Partnership and Limited Liability Committee of the Business Law Section, former member, Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section

Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law School
Former President of the Business Law School

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada- Former Board Member

The Parkinson Association of Northern California –  Board Member

Advisory Board member, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy in Sacramento

Meritas Law Firms Worldwide


Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015-2019 Business/Corporate

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2016-2019– Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance

Best Lawyers in America®, 2008-2019 Business Organizations (including LLCs and Parternships) and Corporate Law

Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Law, Sacramento, 2009, 2014, and 2017

Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, 2013-2018

Spirit of CEB award recipient in 2007 honoring over ten years of service to the Continuing Education of the Bar of California (CEB)

Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2009 – 2018

Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers®, 2009-2017