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Chris Sheppard, J.D., MBA, LL.M.

Chris Sheppard brings a rich and varied background to his practice of law. Prior to joining Amicus Law Group, Chris served as a combat engineer officer in the United States Marine Corps for eight years. He served two combat tours of duty in Iraq to include the invasion in 2003 and the Second Battle of Fallujah in November 2004. He has worked in two startup ventures.

Chris also has extensive business and finance experience. He has worked four years as an investment banker, representing sellers in the sale of their lower-mid market businesses. Chris’s M&A experience is rich and varied, spanning online retail, manufacturing, construction, health care services, professional services and B to B third party administrator services.

In his legal practice, Chris advises privately held businesses and their owners on a wide range of topics including mergers and acquisitions, taxation, business formation and operation, and estate planning. Chris helps clients with all stages of business development from entity formation and funding to sale and acquisition. Further, Chris assists business owners and leaders with estate planning, business transition planning, and lifetime gifting planning.

Education

  • Master of Laws (LL.M. in Taxation), 2013, University of Washington School of Law
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.), 2012, University of Washington School of Law
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA), 2012, Foster School of Business, University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Economics, 1997, University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science, 1997, University of Washington

When not practicing law, Chris enjoys outdoor activities and volunteering with several military veterans related organizations: Team Rubicon (military veterans who volunteer in disaster zones with relief operations), the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, and Chris is on the Board of Directors of the Seattle chapter of Bunker Labs - a startup accelerator designed to help military veteran entrepreneurs grow their businesses.


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