Chris S. Jacobsen is a partner in the corporate transactions and business law department at Poole & Shaffery, LLP.
Mr. Jacobsen’s extensive experience encompasses all legal aspects of the business life cycle, including: entity formation (corporations—for profit and non-profit, limited liability companies and partnerships); buy-sell arrangements and shareholders agreements; debt and equity financings; issuance, transfer and redemption of private company securities; real property purchase and development transactions; retail, commercial and office leases; equipment leasing; licensing (trademarks and software); distribution, supply, joint venture and other business operational agreements; private company purchase, sale and merger transactions; franchise matters; and entity dissolutions. In addition, Mr. Jacobsen has assisted business owners and executives with estate planning.
He has worked with clients in a wide variety of businesses and industries, including: aviation (brokerage, charter and maintenance); machine tools distribution; specialty manufacturing; mutual water companies; real estate (brokerage, management and development); veterinary practice; software development; health supplements; apparel (manufacturing and retail); printing; licensed contractors; food service; private schools; charitable and non-profit organizations; and equipment leasing operations.
Mr. Jacobsen maintains memberships in the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association. Mr. Jacobsen is active in the community and has served multiple terms on the Boards of Directors of the Valley Industry Association and the VIA Education Foundation. He served on the Board of Directors for Trinity Classical Academy, a private preparatory school in the Santa Clarita Valley, from 2003 to 2007.
Mr. Jacobsen has also done a wide variety of presentations:
- i3 Advanced Technology Incubator Executive Forum Leadership Series: Best Practices for Accessing Capital, February 20, 2008
- Small Business Development Center Entrepreneurs Conference, SpeedBIZ, October 2, 2007 and October 7, 2008
- City of Santa Clarita Small Business Seminar, April 19, 2007
Prior to joining Poole & Shaffery, LLP, Mr. Jacobsen was of counsel to a large California corporate transactional law firm, and also served as general counsel to a private investment fund.