Christian J. Hoffmann, Retired Partner


Chris Hoffmann's practice focused on emerging growth companies. His experience spanned a variety of industries including telecommunications, software, technology, manufacturing, financial services, investment banking, biotechnology, airlines, real estate projects (financing for apartments, hotels, office buildings and shopping centers), pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, restaurants, homebuilding and business equipment. Mr. Hoffmann has represented clients in the following areas:

  • Issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings and follow-on offerings.
  • Mergers, acquisitions, sales of businesses and other complex transactions for public and private companies.
  • Reporting and compliance responsibilities of public companies under the securities laws.
  • Venture capital and private equity transactions for investors and portfolio companies.
  • Corporate matters of all types, including issues involving directors and officers, their fiduciary duties and compliance with corporate law.

Education and Honors

  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1973)
  • Georgetown University (B.S.B.A., magna cum laude, 1969)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1978

Professional and Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona (Member: Securities Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association (Member)
  • District of Columbia Bar (Member)
  • Economic Club of Phoenix (Director, 1997-present)
  • Catholic Community Foundation (Director, 2009)
  • Georgetown University (Member, Board of Regents)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (Member, National Law Alumni Board, 2002-2008)

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2010-present: Corporate Law / Mergers & Acquisitions Law / Securities/Capital Markets Law / Securities Regulation)
  • Listed in Chambers USA® (2003-present: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • Selected "Best of the Bar" for securities and corporate finance work by the Arizona Business Journal in a readers' poll
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