Christopher S. Reeder

Christopher S. Reeder

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

CSReeder, PC
 | 11766 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1470
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-861-2470
Fax: 310-861-2476
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%),
  • Entertainment & Sports (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Franchise/Dealership (10%)
Attorney Profile

With Chris Reeder as its lead trial lawyer, CSReeder, PC is a full service business litigation firm.  CSR Lawyers are focused, driven, and results oriented. 

Utilizing a tight team-based litigation approach, trial preparation model, and strategy unique to each client, CSR Lawyers represent a wide variety of clients from entrepreneurs to large international corporations in an infinite number of industries. 

Chris also acts as general counsel to several companies and high net worth individuals.  Chris has navigated clients through a large assortment of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, financings, government investigations, franchising issues, and real estate transactions.  CSR Lawyers also provide day to day general counsel services to clients such as trademark registration, corporate compliance, real estate tax assessments, franchise transactions, and contractors licensing.

CSR Lawyers have one goal: winning for the client.  It is as simple as that and the results speak for themselves.  

 

White Papers

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  • Nev. High Court Split the Baby In Key Foreclosure Law Case - This article discusses the seminal Sandpointe Apartments LLC v. Eighth Judicial District Court (CML-NV Sandpointe LLC) decision by the Nevada Supreme Court clarifying the application of AB 273, the groundbreaking 2011 Nevada statute that was designed to prevent secondary market loan purchasers from profiteering with respect to guarantor deficiencies on distressed loans.

  • About Christopher Reeder

    Admitted: 1997, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.csrlawyers.com/chris-reeder?preview=true&site_id...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Member, National Order of Barristers, 1997
    • Best Oralist (Honorable Mention), Walter H. Rice Moot Court Competition, 1997

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Co-Chair of Corporations Committee and West Coast Liberty Awards.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Leadership and Corporations Committee, Lambda Legal, 2018

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Obtained a settlement massively reducing triple net lease charges for several groups of medical professionals based on claims of fraud in the procurement of leases and lease extensions after the acquisition of several Class A medical buildings.  , 2019
    • Closed several acquisitions, related financings, and lease transactions for real estate developer and holding company including an $18 million acquisition of an industrial building with unique title and zoning issues.  , 2019
    • Successfully closed several franchise acquisitions for a national franchisor., 2019
    • Successfully defended at trial a loan acquisition company against claims brought by a borrower who claimed that he had formed a joint venture with the client to obtain a loan pool from the FDIC and alleged claims including breach of a joint venture agreement, promissory estoppel, and wrongful foreclosure resulting in a judgment for the client.
    • Successfully represented a water container and distribution company in several acquisitions of retail locations as well as establishment of a franchising unit., 2019
    • Prosecuted individual and derivative claims for the minority owner of an aviation maintenance and repair company against the majority shareholder resulting in a favorable buy out of the client's interest in the corporation.  , 2019
    • Obtained dismissal of putative class action brought against large home improvement contractor and national franchisor alleging claims of false advertising and unfair business practices., 2019
    • Representation of an aviation repair station in litigation involving major maintenance services performed on a commercial passenger aircraft.
    • Obtained a judgment (including damages and injunctive relief) on behalf of national franchisor against a franchisee who abandoned its franchise and attempted to sell the franchisor's intellectual property and other assets to a third party.
    • Obtained a jury verdict (including an award of punitive damages) in favor of a major dental practice management company that owns several dental practices in Southern California against another partner resulting in an award of the entire practice.
    • Obtained the dismissal, on a motion to dismiss, of a case brought by a franchisee association against a national franchisor, resulting in the validation of numerous business practices as well as a finding that the franchisee association lacked standing, thus preventing future litigation., 2016
    • Successfully represented a hotel land developer and its principals in litigation against one of the largest private equity firms on the west coast alleging claims related to underfunding of the project and fraud as well as successfully defending the clients against breach of contract and alter ego claims asserted by the private equity firm.
    • Closed a $100 million private equity acquistion of an international food distributor., 2018
    • Obtained a judgment for a real estate developer of a mixed use development adjacent to a major sports facility dismissing claims by a former investor for fraud, securities fraud, and breach of contract arising out of the investor's attempt to rescind a put option previously exercised by the investor and thus benefit from the ultimate extraordinary profitability of the development.
    • Represented major home improvement contractors and several subsidiaries in an administrative action brought by the California Attorney General involving numerous allegations of unlawful business practices.
    • Obtained a judgment at trial on behalf of a loan investor against a lender arising out of defaulted loans on various real estate projects due to inadequate due diligence performed by the lender prior to funding the loan, inappropriate construction draw approvals, and disregard of the investor’s instructions during the foreclosure process.
    • Successfully defended the directors and officers of a large privately held corporation in litigation brought by a minority private equity investor alleging various claims including breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud resulting in a complete dismissal.
    • Conducted internal theft investigation for business management firm involving the alleged theft of over $7 million in celebrity client funds and successfully represented the client in subsequent litigation against the partner that embezzled the funds resulting in a multi-million dollar judgment and criminal prosecution., 2017
    • Represented a national franchisor in multi-state litigation against former franchisees and their principals involving issues of misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, unfair business practices, breach of contract, and conversion.
    • Represented numerous high level executives in litigation or negotiations against former employers, including the Chief Revenue Officer of a National Hockey Association team, editor of an internationally circulated magazine, the editor of a major internet portal, and a recording industry executive resulting in lucrative severance agreements., 2016
    • Obtained a judgment against a joint venture partner in a multi-phase wind power development involving claims of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty resulting in an award of a 100% ownership interest in the development entity, injunctive relief, and damages.
    • Defended a commercial office developer at trial from an attempt by a commercial lender to foreclose on a premier Class A office building, including numerous complex issues arising out of the loan documentation and loan administration as well as lender liability issues resulting in an avoidance of a foreclosure, modification of the loan, funding by the lender of the remaining loan balance, and extensions of the maturity date.
    • Successfully prosecuted at trial claims for breach of a construction loan agreement on behalf of a multi-unit residential developer against a large international bank and subsequent acquirer of the loan for failure to timely and completely fund the loan resulting in a favorable settlement in the middle of trial.
    • Successfully prosecuted claims on behalf of a large home-furnishings company and national franchisor for fraud, breach of contract, intentional interference, and unlawful business practices against private equity funds and their principals, ultimately resulting in the entire preferred return (in excess of $49 million) associated with stock issued to the private equity funds being eliminated and the preferred shares surrendered to the company for less than half of the amount of the original principal investment of the private equity funds.
    • Successfully represented the minority partner of a premier major sports event against the majority partner/major entertainment and sports conglomerate in corporate governance/fraud/breach of fiduciary duty/profits litigation resulting in multi-million dollar settlement., 2017
    • Obtained a jury verdict in favor of an investment company in a case brought by an investor involving several complex transactions.
    • Represented a world-renowned music recording and performing artist in surcharge litigation brought by the California Attorney General, including allegations of breach of fiduciary duty arising out of a charitable trust and probate estate of the artist’s world-famous mother. The case resulted in a settlement involving no out-of-pocket payment from the client., 2016
    • Defended multiple home improvement companies in a wage and hour class action involving allegations of unpaid wages, expenses, and charge backs resulting in a nuisance value claims made settlement with a class wide release.
    • Successfully closed the $18,000,000 acquisition and associated financing of an over 100,000 square foot industrial building in Hayward, California to house the Northern California operations of one of the largest custom closet and home organization companies in the country.  , 2018
    • Prosecuted in state and bankruptcy court high profile litigation including claims for racketeering, usury, fraud, and breach of contract on behalf of a client developing a 400 acre mixed use development surrounding a major sports complex against a commercial lender resulting in an unprecedented release of a $110 million personal guarantee, interest rate reduction, extension of the loan term for up to 5 years, no payments due until maturity, subordination for construction, and additional funding.

    Transactions:

    • Represented a real estate development partner in a transaction for the relocation of a major sports organization to a mixed-use sports and entertainment complex in which the client is a partner.
    • Negotiated and closed, as General Counsel, the acquistion of a minority interest in a to be built high end Italian restaurant including obtaining for the client an approved lease transfer, entitlement payments, and entity governance protections., 2017
    • Negotiated and closed, as General Counsel, the acquisition of a night club including leasing, licensing, permitting, and construction., 2016
    • Successfully negotiated and closed, as General Counsel to a nightclub and restaurant holding company and its principal, the reacquisition and financing of the majority interest in a world renowned night club., 2016
    • Closed, as General Counsel, a building/real estate acquisition and associated financing to serve as the headquarters for a national franchisor., 2017

    Industry Groups

    • Construction
    • Entertainment
    • Financial
    • Hospitality
    • Real Estate
    • Sports
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    Office Location for Christopher S. Reeder

    11766 Wilshire Boulevard
    Suite 1470
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

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    Last Updated: 9/17/2019

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