Professional Biography

Chris Hall Partner

Firmwide Co-Chair, Corporate & Securities

  • 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 finance and acquisitions and dispositions, managing complex transactions having strategic importance to a company's future. His extensive experience includes transaction structuring, acquisitions and dispositions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and reorganizations, a wide range of public and private capital markets transactions and negotiated investments. Chris also represents private equity firms in fund formation and capital deployment.

2019 Chamber Badge

Ranked by Chambers USA 2019

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Chambers USA "America's Leading Lawyers", Corporate: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2019
  • Listed as a Recognized Practitioner by Chambers USA, Oregon: Corporate/M&A, 2016 - 2018
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 - Present: Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Listed in Oregon Law & Politics as a "Oregon Super Lawyer," 2014 - present

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, 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