Mr. Christison is a partner in the Raleigh office and focuses his practice on business law including corporate and partnership/LLC law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, strategic alliances and finance. He has served as outside general counsel for numerous business clients, as well as tax exempt entities, and coordinated their operational and transactional legal service needs in such capacity.
In addition to his responsibilities as a partner, Mr. Christison served as Interim General Counsel and Secretary of MCNC (formerly known as Microelectronics Corporation of North Carolina) during 2001-2002. He has managed, negotiated, and closed multiple complex transactional matters, including business entity formation and capitalization, mergers and acquisitions, private debt and equity investments, strategic alliances, credit facilities, and tech transfer. He has also worked with licensing transactions in a variety of industries, including banking, manufacturing, plastics, information technology, and other industries.
Mr. Christison served as the Managing Partner of the Raleigh office of Kennedy Covington from 2003 until its merger with K&L Gates in 2008 and thereafter as the K&L Gates Raleigh office Administrative Partner and a member of its Management Committee until March 2013.