Christopher Chediak

Shareholder


Experience

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.

Capital Regional Family Business Center, Board of Directors
Member

Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy
Past President and Board Member

The Parkinson Association of Northern California –  Board Member

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

California Lawyers Association, Partnership and Limited Liability Committee of the Business Law Section, President 2020

Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law Committee
Former President

Member Meritas Law Firms Worldwide  (www.meritas.org)

Awards

Best Lawyers in America®, “Lawyer of the Year” Sacramento, for Corporate Law – 2009, 2014, 2017; Business Organizations – 2020

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®, Business Organizations and Corporate Law – 2008-2020

Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, 2013-2019

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 – 2020

Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers®, 2009-2019

Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers®

 

J.D., University of Southern California, 1983

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

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

Webinar: The Impact of New Coronavirus Legislation on Business

On April 2, 2020, Chris Chediak and Jim Clarke of Weintraub Tobin joined with Jose Blanco and Brian Hoblit of CVF Capital Partners and Ben Brown of BFBA LLP to present a webinar on the implications of new laws,

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Business Transitions Seminar

  Summary of Event: Join us for an educational event to learn more about planning a successful business transition.  The Business Transitions Seminar will feature a CEO panel of business owners who have been through or are currently going through a transition such as a sale,

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35 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Retain Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 35 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition,

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14 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best of the Bar 2019

  SACRAMENTO, California  – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its 14 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2019. Attorneys selected to the 2019 Best of the Bar list include Gary L.

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19 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

  SACRAMENTO, CA (August 15, 2019) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that 19 of our attorneys have been recognized on the 2020 The Best Lawyers in America list.

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31 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that more than 30 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys Northern California.  In addition,

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24 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys included in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2019

  Weintraub is pleased to announce that 24 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as 2019 Top Lawyers by Sacramento Magazine.  The full list of 2019 Top Lawyers will be featured in the August,

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Seventeen Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2018

SACRAMENTO, California – August 24, 2018 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation congratulates its seventeen attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2018.

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19 Attorneys from Weintraub Tobin were recognized in The Best Lawyers In America ©2019

SACRAMENTO, California – August 15, 2018 – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its nineteen attorneys who have been included in The Best Lawyers of America© 2019 list. David Adams, Sacramento, Corporate Governance Law,

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24 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys included in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2018

SACRAMENTO, California – July 19, 2018 – Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation congratulates its 24 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Magazine’s 2018 Top Lawyer List. David Adams | Business/Corporate, Securities &

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37 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2018, on which 37 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Five Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition as a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer.

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Thirteen Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2017

SACRAMENTO, California – September 11, 2017 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation congratulates its thirteen attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2017.

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19 Attorneys from Weintraub Tobin were recognized in The Best Lawyers In America© 2018

SACRAMENTO, California – August 16, 2017 – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its nineteen attorneys who have been included in The Best Lawyers of America© 2018 list. David Adams, Sacramento, Corporate Governance Law,

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21 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys included in Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2017

SACRAMENTO, California – July 26, 2017 – Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation congratulates its 21 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyer List. Brendan Begley | Appellate Gary L.

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36 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2017, on which 36 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Six Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition as a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer.

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Twelve Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2016

  SACRAMENTO, California – August 26, 2016 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation congratulates its twelve attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2016.

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Chris Chediak named 2017 ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Corporate Law in Sacramento

  Sacramento, California – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a business law and litigation firm, announces that Chris Chediak has been named Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law for 2017 in Sacramento by Best Lawyers in America®.

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Nine Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers In America© 2017

SACRAMENTO, California – August 15, 2016 – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its nine partners who have been included in The Best Lawyers of America© 2017 list. David Adams, Sacramento, Corporate Governance Law &

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18 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2016

  SACRAMENTO, California – July 25, 2016 – Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation congratulates its 18 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento magazine’s 2016 Top Lawyer List. David C. Adams | Business/Corporate, 

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33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2016, on which 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Three Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions.

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Eleven Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2015

  SACRAMENTO, California – September 3, 2015 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation congratulates its eleven attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2015.

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Weintraub Tobin Named to Best Law Firms 2016 and Nine Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers In America

  SACRAMENTO, California – August 18, 2015 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation congratulates its nine attorneys who have been included in The Best Lawyers of America© 2016. David C.

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20 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2015

  SACRAMENTO, California – August 7, 2015 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation congratulates its 20 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento magazine’s  Top Lawyer List 2015. David C.

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37 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2015, on which 37 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Eight Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions.

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Weintraub Tobin Helps Grant Wishes

On June 13, Weintraub Tobin sponsored an event for Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada. With over a hundred people in attendance, the event helped to raise funds to grant wishes for kids with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Supreme Court Hits Home Run for 401(K) Plan Beneficiaries

By Audrey Millemann This week’s decision by the United States Supreme Court in Tibble v. Edison International, 2015 U.S. LEXIS 3171 (May 18, 2015), is expected to trigger an increase in lawsuits against 401(k) plan fiduciaries.

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Eight Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers In America© 2015

SACRAMENTO, California – August 25, 2014 – Today, Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation (Weintraub Tobin) congratulates its eight partners who have been included in The Best Lawyers of America© 2015.

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Weintraub Tobin Raises Money for American Heart Association

Heart Walk Logo For a third year in a row, Weintraub Tobin is working to raise funds for cardiovascular diseases and stroke by partaking in the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday,

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Three Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named “Best of the Bar”

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin is pleased to announce that three of our attorneys have been named “Best of the Bar” by the Sacramento Business Journal. Congratulations to shareholders Gary Bradus,

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Chris Chediak named 2014 ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Corporate Law

Sacramento, California – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a business law and litigation firm, announces that Chris Chediak has been named Northern California’s Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law for 2014 by Best Lawyers in America®.

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Eight Shareholders Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America®

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a business law and litigation firm, is pleased to announce that eight of its partners were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America®.

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Seven Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Included in the Top 25 List by Super Lawyers

Download: Super Lawyers 2013.pdf SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 8, 2013 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a business law and business litigation law firm congratulates seven attorneys on being named as one of the Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers of 2013.

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Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Bike 100 Miles for a Cause

TNT Team.for web Four Weintraub Tobin partners, Chris Chediak, Dale Campbell, Kay Brooks and Louis Gonzalez have raised over $16,800 to help the fight against Leukemia, Lymphoma and other blood cancers.

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Weintraub Supports Make-a-Wish

Noah Weintraub Tobin is making a difference in the lives of children and their families in the Sacramento region and beyond. Through Chris Chediak’s involvement with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Weintraub Tobin sponsored the wish of Noah,

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Weintraub Tobin Walks a Mile in Her Shoes

WEAVE Weintraub Tobin is a proud supporter of WEAVE and its Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event. Each year, our attorneys strut their Weintraub swagger in high heels around Capitol Mall – all for a very good cause.

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Eight Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Honored as 2013 Best Lawyers in America

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation, a statewide business law and business litigation firm, is pleased to announce that eight of its partners were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of the Best Lawyers in America.

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Gary Bradus Named as One of the Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers in 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 25, 2012 – Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin, a business law and business litigation law firm, congratulates Gary Bradus on being named as one of the Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers of 2012.

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Sacramento Firm’s Latest Conquest: Beverly Hills (San Francisco Daily Journal)

The San Francisco Daily Journal addresses the merger between Weintraub Genshlea Chediak and Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin, LLP in this article, dated July 9, 2012.

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3 Cities. Over 70 Lawyers. Now 1 Great Law Firm: Weintraub Merges with LA Entertainment Law Firm

SACRAMENTO / SAN FRANCISCO / LOS ANGELES, July 6, 2012 – Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin Law Corporation and Weissmann Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin LLP have jointly announced the merger of their respective business and entertainment law firms.

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It’s Official – Weintraub Merges with San Francisco Firm Tobin & Tobin

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Law Corporation and Tobin & Tobin, a professional corporation, jointly announce the merger of their business law and litigation firms. The combined firm will be named Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin &

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Seven Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers of America for Sacramento

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak congratulates all of the attorneys who were included in the distinguished list of 2011 “The Best Lawyers in America®” for Sacramento: Banking Law Joseph S. Genshlea Bet-the-Company Litigation Joseph S.

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Twelve Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Attorneys Honored as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 14, 2010 – Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation law firm congratulates its twelve attorneys who were named as 2010 Northern California SuperLawyers and Rising Stars: SuperLawyers: Gary L.

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Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Announces New Los Angeles Office

Sacramento’s fifth-largest law firm quietly opened a branch in Los Angeles this week. Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Law Corp. has hired two litigators in an office on Wilshire Boulevard to solidify a toehold in the intellectual property,

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Fourteen Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Attorneys Honored As 2009 Nor Cal Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Fourteen Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Attorneys Honored as 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 21, 2009 –Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation law firm congratulates its fourteen attorneys who were named as 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars: Super Lawyers: Dale C.

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Six Weintraub Genshlea Chediak attorneys named in Best Lawyers in America for Sacramento

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak congratulates all of the attorneys who were included in the distinguished list of 2009 “The Best Lawyers in America®” for Sacramento: Christopher Chediak – Corporate Law (also named Lawyer of the Year);

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Weintraub Firm Represents Public Company in Securities Offering

Download: NutraCea Securities Offering.pdf Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation firm, represented NutraCea, a world leader in stabilized rice bran or SRB, technology and nutrient research, based in Phoenix,

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Weintraub Firm Represents Private Fund in Preferred Stock Investment

Download: Central Valley Fund Source Logistics Press Release.pdf SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 31, 2008 –Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation firm, represented the Central Valley Fund, a private investment fund with offices in Davis and Fresno,

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Weintraub Firm Represents Private Fund in $3.35 Million Investment

Download: Central Valley Fund Ultra Gro LLC Press Release.pdf SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 12, 2008 –Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation firm, represented the Central Valley Fund, a private investment fund with offices in Davis and Fresno,

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Weintraub Firm Represents Public Company in $14 Million International Acquisition

Download: NutraCea Acquisition Press Release.pdf SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 5, 2008 –Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation firm, represented NutraCea, a world leader in stabilized rice bran or SRB,

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Four Weintraub Attorneys Honored as 2008 Best Lawyers in America

Four Weintraub Attorneys Honored As 2008 Best Lawyers in America SACRAMENTO, Calif., November 1, 2007 –Weintraub, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation law firm is pleased to announce that four of its partners were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2008 edition of The Best Lawyers in America (Copyright 2007 by Woodward/White,

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Supreme Court Hits Home Run for 401(K) Plan Beneficiaries

By Audrey Millemann This week’s decision by the United States Supreme Court in Tibble v. Edison International, 2015 U.S. LEXIS 3171 (May 18, 2015), is expected to trigger an increase in lawsuits against 401(k) plan fiduciaries.

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