Christopher Chediak




Chris is a senior shareholder in the Firm’s Corporate group, and is a leading corporate transactional attorney in the region. 

Chris’s 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

Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy
Board Member, Past President 

The Parkinson Association of Northern California
Board Member

Shriners Hospitals 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
Member, Past President (2020)

Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law Committee
Former President

Member Meritas Law Firms Worldwide  (

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


Best Lawyers in America®, “Lawyer of the Year” Sacramento, 2009, 2014, 2017, 2024 (Corporate Law); 2020, 2023, 2024 (Business Organizations)

Best Lawyers in America®, 2008-2021, 2024 (Business Organizations [including LLCs and Partnerships]; Corporate Governance Law; Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law)

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015 – 2023 – Business/Corporate

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2016 – 2023 – Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2021, 2022 – Mergers & Acquisitions

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2021, 2022 – Business/Corporate

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

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

Northern California Super Lawyers®, 2009 – 2023

Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyers®, 2009-2015, 2017, 2019

Top 100 Northern California Super Lawyers® 2011, 2019, 2022

J.D., University of Southern California, 1983

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

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

Weintraub Attorneys Present at The Generations Family Business Conference

On May 12 and 13, The Capital Region Family Business Center hosted the Generations Family Business Conference in Sacramento. On day two of the event, Weintraub attorneys  Lizbeth (“Beth”) West, Meagan Bainbridge and Ryan Abernethy presented a case study relating to harassment or misconduct claims against family members in the…

  • When: May 13, 2022
  • Where: SAFE Credit Union Convention Center

Webinar: Business Focus – How Could The Massive $9.6 Trillion of Federal Stimulus Impact Your Business?

On October 14, Weintraub attorneys Christopher Chediak and Jim Clarke partnered with  CVF Capital Partners, BFBA, and JPMorgan Chase to present an informational webinar discussing how the massive influx of federal stimulus may impact businesses, included tax changes, inflation, labor pressures, and preparing to buy or sell a business. Panelists: Chris Chediak, Weintraub TobinJim Clarke,…

  • When: Oct 14, 2021

WEBINAR: The Impact of the American Rescue Plan on Business

The Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan has been signed into law, bringing with it a flood of programs, initiatives, and COVID relief. Summary:On March 23, 2021, Weintraub Tobin partnered with BFBA and CVF Capital Partners to give an overview of the Plan, including investment, tax and legal implications. CVF Capital…

  • When: Mar 23, 2021
  • Where: Webinar

Business Focus Seminar 2020 – Helping Your Business Survive & Thrive Through COVID-19

A video archive for this event is available at this link: On October 28, 2020, Weintraub Tobin partnered with BFBA, Chase Bank, and CVF Capital Partners to present Business Focus 2020: Helping your Business Survive and Thrive Through COVID-19.  The virtual and interactive event addressed the “new normal” business…

  • When: Oct 28, 2020
  • Where: Virtual Event

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, regulations, and initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security…

  • When: Apr 2, 2020

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, merger, company reorganization, or generational…

  • When: Dec 3, 2019

Managing Risk: How To Protect Yourself In A Post-Giraldin World

A Seminar for Fiduciaries Summary of ProgramJoin the attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Trusts and Estates Group as they discuss the important legal and practical implications for trustees arising from the recent California Supreme Court decision in the Estate of Giraldin. Program Highlights You thought you knew to whom your fiduciary…

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Weintraub Tobin Managing Shareholder Gary Bradus Named a Most Admired CEO

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that Managing Shareholder Gary L. Bradus has been recognized as a 2022 Most Admired CEO by the Sacramento Business Journal. As Managing Shareholder/CEO of Weintraub, Gary coordinates Firm leadership while managing a high-level corporate and banking legal practice.  Along with the Firm’s executive board,…

Weintraub Tobin Adds Healthcare Practice with Salem & Green Merger

Weintraub Tobin has expanded to include a Healthcare practice as a result of its merger with Salem & Green, effective January 1, 2022. Healthcare and business attorneys Julie E. Green, Christopher F. Anderson, and Jeanne L. Vance have joined the Corporate Group. These attorneys are practicing at the forefront of…

Salem & Green to Merge with Weintraub Tobin

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2022, healthcare and business law firm Salem & Green will merge with and into the Weintraub firm. Sacramento-based attorneys Julie E. Green, Christopher F. Anderson, and Jeanne L. Vance will join Weintraub’s Corporate Group. Founded in 1999, Salem &…