ATTORNEYS       CHRIS EVANS   




Phone: 425.247.0600
Fax: 425.458.7511 chrisevans@venturecounsellaw.com
CHRIS EVANS  |  MANAGING MEMBER
Profile

Chris is the managing member of the firm. Prior to founding the firm, Chris was Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Transcosmos Investments & Business Development, Inc., a corporate venture capital company with over $250 million capital under management and the U.S. subsidiary of Transcosmos, Inc., a publicly traded Japanese corporation, where he was lead global counsel for the company's venture capital and strategic investments and legal advisor to its portfolio of foreign joint venture companies.

Chris' areas of practice include private equity financings, acquisitions, strategic investments and alliances, corporate and business development transactions, technology licensing and general corporate and commercial transactions.

Chris has served on the Board of Corporate Auditors of FoodX Globe, K.K., the Tokyo-based corporate parent of Tully's Coffee Japan, K.K., which, with over 300 retail coffee stores, is one of the most successful specialty coffee companies in Japan.


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

  • Transcosmos Investments & Business Development, Inc., Bellevue, Washington, a U.S. subsidiary of Transcosmos, Inc., a Japanese corporation, Vice President of Business Affairs & General Counsel, 2000-2006

  • NCR Japan Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, wholly-owned Japanese subsidiary of Dayton, OH-based NCR Corporation, Legal Counsel and Contract Manager, 1998-2000

  • Law Offices of Matsuo & Kosugi, Tokyo, Japan, Foreign Legal Consultant, 1997-1998


  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    American Bar Association
    Business Law and Intellectual Property Law Sections
    Washington Bar Association
    Japan American Society of Washington

    EDUCATION

  • University of Washington School of Law, LL.M. Asian and Comparative Law 1997

  • West Virginia University, J.D. 1996

  • West Virginia University, B.A., summa cum laude 1990

  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • BAR ADMISSIONS

    Washington, admitted 1996

    LANGUAGES

    Japanese

















































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