Professional Biography
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Christopher J. Hagan Partner



Corporate lawyer Christopher Hagan has more than 25 years of experience in private equity and mergers and acquisitions, where he leads and advises on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, growth equity financings and management incentive structuring, as well as general corporate law. His practice emphasis is on representation of middle and lower middle market private equity funds and their portfolio companies in buyout transactions, add-on acquisitions, divestitures and general corporate matters. Chris represents PE investment funds, hedge funds, family offices, fundless sponsors, management teams and institutional investors.

Chris has worked with nearly 100 fund portfolio companies, serving as outside general counsel and guiding them in corporate governance, M&A, divestitures, equity and debt financings, restructurings, stockholder agreements, LLC agreements, commercial contracts, executive compensation and employment arrangements, joint ventures and recapitalizations.

In his guidance of PE, hedge and other investment funds, Chris counsels them in such areas as leveraged buyouts, rollups and buildups, financings, divestitures, reorganizations, industry consolidations, and related formation documents. Chris has been engaged in over 400 mergers and acquisitions of private companies. Chris has been engaged by over 30 clients to conduct rollup transactions, primarily in business services.

Chris’ high-level of deal activity includes cross-border transactions, and occurs across a range of industries, such as business services, healthcare services, life sciences, consumer products, publishing, technology, software, energy, government contracting, restaurants, manufacturing and transportation.

Chris is a frequent speaker on mergers and acquisitions for the American Management Association and has written numerous articles on strategy of private equity and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Related Employment

  • Brown Rudnick LLP, Washington D.C., Partner




Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia


  • Duke University School of Law, J.D.
  • Albion College, B.A., magna cum laude