Chris Barsness, ESQ., MBA                                                            Greater San Francisco Bay Area       ...
Contract Drafting for Product Acquisitions, General Commercial Contracts, Licensing Agreements               Corporate Rec...
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Chris Barsness Resume

  1. 1. Chris Barsness, ESQ., MBA Greater San Francisco Bay Area (310) 595-0410 Cell | Email: cbarsness1@gmail.com Website: www.siliconvalleystartupattorney.com OVERVIEW9 Year Attorney with Broad Lead Experience with Firms, In-House, And Directly With Clients in Private Practice;Entrepreneurial, Business Minded Executive Who Is Also Great With Numbers & Able To Take On Any Challenge A Bit of a Tech Geek with a Love For Startups PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS OF EXPERIENCEBankruptcy | Corporate Transactional & Finance | Employment | Intellectual Property | LitigationMergers & Acquisitions | Regulatory (Health Care / Pharmaceuticals / Medical Device) | Real EstatePrivate Equity | SEC Reporting | Securities | Venture Capital / Angel Investments | Contracts WORK HISTORYBarsness Law Group, APC- Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Corporate Transactions & Litigation Associate (Concurrent Period 1: December 2008 to present) Business Plan and Prospectus (PPM) Drafting; Counsel Clients Regarding Securities Compliance Closed PIPE transactions; Business Formations; Commercial Contract Drafting / Negotiation Consulted with Hedge Funds on Commodities and Frank Dodd Regulation Compliance, PPMs Stock & Asset Purchase Agreements; M&A; Corporate Valuations; Shareholder Agreements Founders’ Agreements; Subscription Agreements; Partnership Agreements; Board / Shareholder Minutes Defended Real Estate Brokers and Prosecuted Mortgage Servicing Companies Represented Individuals and Companies in Chapter 7, 13, and 11 Bankruptcy Filings; Adversary ProceedingsCohen IP Law Group, P.C.- Intellectual Property, Trademark, Copyright, Patent, & Real Estate Of Counsel / Associate (Concurrent Period 1: January 2009 to June 2010) Patent Filings & Prosecution; Trademark Filings & Prosecution; Copyright Enforcement Licensing Agreements; Co-existing Use Agreements; IP Assignment Agreements Intellectual Property Protection Plans; Non-disclosure Agreements; Non-Compete Agreements Real Estate Transactions; Corporate Formation; General Business PlanningBioGold Fuels Corporation (Ticker: BIFC- SEC Filings)- CleanTech Renewable Fuels Company Chief Financial Officer & General Counsel (Concurrent Period 2: May 2006 to November 2008) Contract Drafting for General Commercial Contracts, Joint Venture Agreements, Government Procurement Organization Formation & Capitalization; Corporate Records/Minutes/Resolutions Drafting and Updating Drafted Stock & Asset Purchase Agreements, Completed Corporate Due Diligence Prepared & Filed all 33’ and 34’ Act Periodic, Current, and Section 16 Filings; 10-K, 10-Q, S-8, 8-k, 13D SOX Compliance & Implementation; Assured GAAP Accounting Compliance; Work With Auditors Drafted & Implemented All Human Resource Documents Negotiated and drafted employment contracts & separation agreements Implemented & Administered Employee Equity Incentive & Stock Option Plans Completed 2 reverse mergers; Closed numerous PIPE equity and debt transactionsAuriga Laboratories, Inc. (Ticker: ARGA SEC Filings)- Pharmaceutical Development, Sales, & Distributor Corporate Counsel (Concurrent Period 2: January 2007 to November 2007) Page 1
  2. 2. Contract Drafting for Product Acquisitions, General Commercial Contracts, Licensing Agreements Corporate Records/Minutes Drafting and Updating/Attend Directors Meetings Drafted Stock & Asset Purchase Agreements, Completed Corporate Due Diligence Drafted & Filed Registration Statements Form SB-2, S-8 Prepared & Filed all 33’ and 34’ Act Periodic, Current, and Section 16 Filings; 10-K, 10-Q, 8-k, 13D Responded to SEC comments, obtained confidential treatment request Implemented Corporate Governance & Exchange Listing Standards Compliance Drafted Corporate Press Releases; Investor Relations; Conference Call Scripts Drafted & Implemented All Human Resource Documents Negotiated and drafted employment contracts & separation agreements Implemented & Administered Employee Equity Incentive & Stock Option Plans Managed outside counsel on state and federal litigation Closed numerous PIPE equity and debt transactions Implemented and assured compliance with FDA regulatory and legal pharmaceutical regulationsAdelson, Testan, & Brundo- Employment, Trade & Finance Law, San Bernardino, CA Top Billing Associate (February 2005 to April 2006) Drafted and argued motions at MSC, litigated cases through trial and appeal to the Court of Appeals, performed numerous depositions, medical expert cross-examinations. Handled employment defense and advised corporations on a variety of employment and corporate issues Advised corporate clients on finance and legal strategies for international tradeGrancell, Lebovitz, Stander, Barnes, & Reubens- Employment & Corporate Law, Riverside, CA Top Billing Associate (January 2003 to February 2005) Prepared & instituted aggressive defense for TPAs, insurance companies, and self-insured employers to worker’s compensation and discrimination claims. Advised employers on fraud prevention policies Drafted and argued motions at MSC, litigated cases through trial and appeal to the Court of Appeals, performed numerous depositions, medical expert cross-examinations. Assisted employers in corporate transactions involving acquisitions, mergers, public offerings, business formationMobility, Incorporated- Medical Device Development, Manufacturer, & Distributor, La Jolla, CA Chief Financial Officer & Director- Legal Affairs (May 1999 to December 2002) Closed $5 million, 3 round PIPE equity transaction Handled all accounting, audit, finance, and reporting obligations Updated board minutes and corporate records; Formed Medicare billing subsidiary Assured compliance with and responded to FDA medical device regulation notices Implemented international manufacturing facilities Drafted various employment agreements and contracts EDUCATION | LICENSES | ASSOCIATIONSCalifornia State Bar Member- #222,861 California Real Estate Broker Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary Group | Tech Coast Angels | Southern California Venture NetworkUniversity of San Diego School of Law; Joint Degree: Juris Doctor & M.B.A. May 2001 Research Assistant to Contracts/Remedies Professor Michael Kelly Business Development Intern- Active.com & ActiveGlobal.com Extern- San Diego Code Enforcement Administrative Hearing OfficerArizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Bachelor of Science June 1996 Judicial Extern to Judge Michael R. McVey, Maricopa County Superior Court Page 2

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