Chris Reinhard is an experienced corporate transactional attorney whose background concentrates in contracts lifecycle management, including negotiation, template and playbook drafting, vendor issue resolution, and breach of contract. Utilizing his experiences doing transactional work for some of the world’s largest financial, energy, and technology firms, he has gained insights in all types of contracts and corporate scenarios.

Chris has an extensive background in dealing with confidentiality agreements, restricted covenant and employment agreements, as well as master agreements, statements of work, SaaS / EULA, and various construction agreements. Having worked with many international stakeholders over the years he has dealt with many international template forms, including FIDIC and VOB contracts as well as local country agreements.

Before joining Cranfill Sumner LLP, Chris worked for several Fortune 100 companies doing transactional work for companies such as Cisco Systems, Inc., and Branch Banking and Trust Company working on deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars. He also founded ProTraks where he practiced law as a solo practitioner working on contracts, business law and corporate transactional work. Chris firmly believes that a contract is the cornerstone of all business relationships and tirelessly works to counsel his clients in preventative measures in order to proactively avoid issues arising in the future.

Chris holds his Master’s in Business Administration, is a licensed North Carolina mortgage loan originator and is an Eagle Scout.

Representative Matters

  • Chris represented a company accused of tortuous interference with a contractual relationship and hiring of an employee believed to be barred under a restrictive covenant. Chris was able to squash these claims and keep the employee employed with that company.
  • Chris represented a company accused of not paying subcontractors. Chris was able to settle these claims for pennies on the dollar allowing the construction project to continue and completion of the build on time.
  • Chris has represented business owners generating letters of intent and negotiating purchase agreements to allow for the expansion of their companies.
  • Chris defended a business owner whose landlord demanded payment for several property maintenance issues and upgrades.  Chris ultimately got the Landlord to pay for these normal maintenance issues and upgrades saving his client thousands of dollars.
  • Chris has represented an architectural and engineering firm accused of professional negligence in carrying out their designs ultimately leading to the case being dismissed.

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