Christopher Acuna is the founder of Acuna Law Offices in Chicago. He helps businesses solve problems and helps entrepreneurs scale and protect their businesses. Mr. Acuna also helps clients with technology and licensing solutions of all kinds and sizes (mobile apps, software, hardware, cloud, SaaS). He represents emerging companies, venture capital and strategic clients in mergers & acquisitions and capital raises in a wide range of industries. Mr. Acuna’s Emerging Growth Company practice ranges from the formation of new start-up companies through financings and exits.
Mr. Acuna is a leader in efforts to empower Chicago’s venture and technology market. He is an avid mentor at multiple incubators and is also active in the community. He is a long-term supporter of and member of the board of directors of Brave Camps, Inc., a not-for-profit organization helping some of Chicago’s most at-risk youth while promoting self-efficacy and technological skills.
Mr. Acuna was named to the National Law Journal’s 2016 “Chicago’s 40 Under 40” list. He was also selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, which represents the top 2.5 percent of lawyers under 40 years old in Illinois based upon a survey of his peers.
Mr. Acuna earned his law degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D., 2013). He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in international relations (cum laude, 2005).
Mr. Acuna has considerable experience in the following:
- Planning and implementing commercial development
- Licensing and deployment of new technologies
- Managing financial transactions
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Asset purchase agreements
- Organizational meetings of BOD/shareholders
- Directors action, resolutions
- General proxy issues
- Entity formation, organization, and dissolution
- Governing documents (corporate bylaws, LLC operating agreements, etc.)
- Merger agreements and plans
- Shareholder agreements
- Capital raises (debt, equity, convertible debt, warrants, SAFEs, KISSs, etc.)
- Structuring intercompany debt
- Call option agreements