Gould + Ratner

Chris

McCall

Partner

As a member of Gould & Ratner’s Corporate Practice, Chris McCall develops and implements pragmatic and efficient solutions to complex problems while helping clients achieve their business objectives and avoid unnecessary risks.

He advises and represents entrepreneurs, startups, emerging growth and established private companies, venture capital funds, and family offices on equity and debt financings, capital raises and securities issuances, mergers and acquisitions, entity selection and formation, complex commercial contracting, intellectual property matters, employment agreements, compliance, and nuanced regulatory matters. He has deep experience working with companies and investors to navigate and execute traditional preferred equity financings, as well as debt rounds, convertible notes, SAFEs, and warrants.

Given his substantial experience in the boardroom, in the courtroom, and as the former Chief Legal Officer for a large, emerging growth company with significant domestic and international operations, Chris regularly serves as—and is sought after to provide—outside general counsel representation to companies on corporate governance, conflicts and fiduciary duties, employment, procurement, intellectual property, operational, and other general corporate issues. His clients include technology, health care, software, investment, manufacturing, cannabis, alcohol and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and real estate companies. In his role as a fractional or outsourced general counsel, he helps companies, boards, and executive leadership teams design and implement thoughtful and practical plans to address significant legal issues in a manner that facilitates, rather than impedes, strategic growth, capital raising, partnerships and joint ventures, and liquidity events.

Chris started his legal career at an international law firm in Washington, D.C. representing government contractors, technology companies, and health care firms in a broad array of corporate, commercial, and regulatory matters. He then moved to Denver, Colorado, where he practiced commercial litigation at a national litigation boutique and then served as the Chief Legal Officer for one of the largest CBD companies in the world. Immediately prior to joining Gould & Ratner, Chris was a partner at a Denver-based law firm.

Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where he graduated magna cum laude.  After law school, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Susan G. Braden of the United States Court of Federal Claims.


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Credentials

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Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Virginia, B.A., History

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Affiliations

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  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • UVA Club of Colorado, Board Member
  • Virginia Bar Association

Key Cases or Transactions

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  • Led emerging growth company in the negotiation, structuring, and execution of a broad-based exclusive partnership with a multi-billion dollar publicly traded corporation for the development of the next generation of consumer packaged goods.
  • Represented health-tech company, a Y Combinator alumnus, in significant preferred equity financing.
  • Represented leading technology provider of remote patient monitoring solutions in complex IP licensing and joint venture transaction.
  • Represented Colorado-based engineering firm in significant M&A transaction.
  • Advised national venture capital fund on all of its portfolio company investments, exit opportunities, and fund governance matters.
  • Representing leading technology provider of remote patient monitoring solutions in multiple equity and debt financings.
  • Representing Prop Tech company in potential M&A transaction with strategic buyer.
  • Representing foreign company in corporate expansion into highly regulated U.S. markets.
  • Serve as outside general counsel to premium whiskey distillery with significant venture capital backing.
  • Represent leading CBD brand in various complex regulatory, compliance, and licensing matters.
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Given his substantial experience in the boardroom, in the courtroom, and as the former Chief Legal Officer for a large, emerging growth company, Chris regularly serves as outside general counsel representation.