Professional Biography

Chris Hall Partner

Firmwide Co-Chair, Corporate & Securities Practice

  • Portland

    D +1.503.727.2048

    F +1.503.346.2048


    1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor

    Portland, OR 97209-4128




Chris Hall has over 20 years of deep experience in corporate securities and acquisitions and dispositions, managing complex transactions having strategic importance to a company's future. His extensive experience includes advising senior leadership and overseeing a wide range of transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, public and private capital markets, offerings, and negotiated investments. Chris also represents private equity firms in fund formation and capital deployment.

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Ranked by Chambers USA Six Years in a Row

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business under Corporate: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016 - 2021
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America under Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law, 2013 - 2019, 2021 - 2022
  • Listed in Oregon Law & Politics as an "Oregon Super Lawyer," 2014 - 2021

Professional Leadership

  • Oregon State Bar:
    • Securities Law Section, Executive Committee, Former Member
    • Business Law Section, Legislative Committee, Co-Chair; Executive Committee, Former Member
  • Oregon Business and Industry, Fiscal Policy Committee, Former Member

Community Involvement

  • Ecotrust, Ongoing Pro Bono Projects
  • CARES Northwest Governing, Board Observer (until 2013)

Related Employment

  • Latham & Watkins, New York, NY, Associate, 1996 - 2000
  • NBD Bank, N.A., Detroit, MI, Senior Assistant Manager, 1990 - 1993





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Oregon
  • New York


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1996, Editor, Boston University Law Review, 1995 - 1996
  • Wayne State University, M.B.A., Finance, 1993
  • Michigan State University, B.A., Finance, with honors, 1989