Chris Dahl

Chris Dahl

Dahl Legal Counsel
  • Intellectual Property, Business Law
  • Massachusetts
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Summary

Chris has experience in Silicon Valley and Boston, working with companies and investors recognized around the world. DLC provides strategic legal counsel to start-ups, emerging companies, venture capital and other investors, as a scalable general counsel or on a project basis. Substantial experience through the life cycle of rapid growth companies, including: company organization, seed and VC financings, intellectual property, software, internet, SAAS, licensing and strategic partnerships, international expansion and M&A transactions.

Practice Areas
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Technology, Internet and Software
  • Venture Capital and Financings
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • International Expansion, including China
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flexible billing arrangements dependent upon the engagement
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Dahl Legal Counsel
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Providing legal counsel to emerging technology companies, entrepreneurs and investors, including serving as General Counsel on a scalable basis for companies, and special legal counsel for projects (IP, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, software and tech licensing, M&A, international expansion, etc.).
General Counsel
Evernote Corporation
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Represented company as outside counsel at founding and became initial GC, and built 5 person team. Managed all legal for this Silicon Valley based international SAAS productivity company with international operations and separate SAAS service in China, with over 200 million users. Managed financings over $215M for one of the initial "Unicorns." Developed strategic partnerships with the leading international device manufacturers and telecoms. Launched an e-commerce operation for physical products with worldwide distribution.
General Counsel
Castile Ventures
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Acted as GC for early-stage venture fund, providing counsel to partnership and negotiating and documenting investments
Managing Partner
Dahl Legal Counsel
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Providing legal counsel to emerging technology companies, entrepreneurs and investors, including serving as General Counsel on a scalable basis for companies, and special legal counsel for projects (IP, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, software and tech licensing, M&A, etc.).
General Counsel
CoreStreet, Ltd.
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GC for digital credentials / security software firm (IP protection and licensing; strategic partnerships; commercial agreements; venture and strategic financings; government contracts; etc.; and merger with ACTI). CoreStreet acquired by ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI), 12/09.
Partner
Gesmer Updegrove, LLP
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Outside general counsel to emerging technology companies; technology development and licensing; strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions; venture capital fund portfolio investments
Education
Harvard University
Graduate Program | Corporate Finance; EU Law; Antitrust
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Northeastern University
J.D.
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Ithaca College
B.S. | Communications; Political Science
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Activities: TV Sports Production
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Awards
Massachusetts "Super Lawyer"
Thomson Reuters
Top 5% of Lawyers, as voted by Massachusetts lawyers
Professional Associations
Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council
Legal Issues Planning Committee
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Activities: Developed Educational Programs for Entrepreneurs
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Massachusetts Bar Association
Chairman, Business Law Section
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Activities: Division of Bar Association Including All Business Oriented Practice Groups
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Massachusetts Bar Association
Chairman, Technology Lawyers
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Activities: Specialized practice group for lawyers working with technology issues
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Contact & Map
Riverside Center
275 Grove Street, Suite 2-400
Newton, MA 02466
USA
Telephone: (617) 970-1000