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

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, Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section, Incoming Chair

Sacramento County Bar Association
Former President

Member Meritas Law Firms Worldwide  (


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 – 2019

Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers®, 2009-2019

Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers®