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Christopher T. Turek

Christopher T. Turek is a member of Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Chris represents technology and growth companies, private equity firms and venture capital funds in a broad range of complex corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spinout and technology transfers, public and private capital market financings, commercial transactions, as well as general corporate and securities law matters. Chris regularly advises institutional investors in venture capital and private equity financing and sale transactions on both the east and west coasts, including numerous complex cross border transactions. Chris has a wide breadth of domestic and international experience and has assisted clients in transactions in countries on almost every continent, including the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, Finland, Germany, India, France, South Africa, Switzerland, Panama, Japan, South Korea, Israel and Poland.

Chris has represented numerous companies and institutional investors across many industries, including business and consumer focused software, healthcare and biotechnology, defense and government contractors, data center operations, fiber optic networks and telecommunications infrastructure, such as towers and antennae.  Chris has experience representing companies during all stages of their existence, from startup, through growth and expansion and during their ultimate sale and liquidity event.

Chris also has pro bono experience representing not-for-profits and other charitable organizations on a broad range of corporate matters, including contract negotiation, organizational and corporate law matters and general advice.

Concentrations

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity and venture capital investing and transactions
  • Cross-border transactions
  • General corporate counseling and advice

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Earth Networks in the Sale to Advanced Environmental Monitoring and private equity fund Union Park Capital. Represented Earth Networks in a buyout by Advanced Environmental Monitoring and its sponsor private equity fund Union Park Capital. Earth Networks provides comprehensive and automated weather data solutions to a global base of customers.
  • Represented Passport Labs in the acquisition of Complus Group, Inc. Represented Passport Labs, a national provider of parking and traffic citation software solutions, in its acquisition of Complus Group, Inc., a portfolio company of private equity firm Thompson Street Capital Partners. Complus Group provides parking management solutions and payment processing services to local governments and municipalities
  • Sale of Energy Management Business of Whisker Labs to Resideo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:REZI). Represented Whisker Labs, Inc. in the sale of its energy management business to Resideo Technologies, Inc.
  • Sale of Equity Interests of NEA in EPIX Therapeutics to KKR/Ajax Heath, LLC. Represented New Enterprise Associates (NEA) in the sale of its equity interests in EPIX Therapeutics, Inc. (“EPIX”) to Ajax Health, LLC, an affiliate of the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts (KKR). EPIX is a medical device company that designs and manufactures a catheter-based system for the treatment of patients.
  • Represented SecurView, Inc. in the Sale of Controlling Equity Interests to RAG-Stiftung. Represented SecurView and the primary selling stockholders in the purchase of a controlling interest in Securview, a cybersecurity company, by the private equity fund RAG-Stiftung (RAG Foundation), through its investment company RAG-Stiftung Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (RSBG) based in Germany. The transaction involved complex cross border issues involving both Germany (buyer) and India (wholly-owned subsidiary of SecurView based in India).
  • Represented Luminaire LED to The Luminaires Group and private equity fund Sentinel Capital Partners V, L.P. Represented Luminaire LED, Inc. (Luminaire LED) in the sale of the company to The Luminaires Group and its financial sponsor private equity fund Sentinel Capital Partners V, L.P. (Sentinel). Luminaire LED provides vandal resistant lighting and other custom LED products.
  • Sale of WeatherBug Consumer Business to xAd, Inc. Represented Earth Networks, Inc. in the sale of its WeatherBug Consumer Business to xAd, Inc. Earth Networks has the largest network in the world for weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring.
  • Acquisition of Whisker Labs by Earth Networks. Represented Earth Networks in the acquisition of and merger with Whisker Labs, a developer of energy sensing hardware and software that integrates non-connected devices for real time monitoring of energy consumption. with atrial fibrillation (AFIB).
  • Represented the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (“Mt. Sinai”) in the spinout of patents and technology and formation of Amathus Therapeutics, Inc. The financing was led by Sanofi Genzyme BioVentures for up to approximately $45 million in financing proceeds subject to certain milestones. Amathus Therapeutics develops small-molecule therapeutics for the treatment of diseases and disorders caused primarily by lysosomal dysfunction.
  • Represented New Enterprise Associates and Andreessen Horowitz in the investment Yubico, A.B., a corporation based in Sweden that is a leading provider of authentication and encryption hardware for the modern web.
  • Represented Modumetal, Inc. a developer of nanolaminates, in the recapitalization and a funding led by Vulcan Ventures.
  • Represented Involvio in a preferred unit financing led by Cisco Ventures. Involvio has created an application and software platform for student engagement within colleges and universities
  • Represented New Enterprise Associates in a $44 million preferred stock financing of Annexon Biosciences, a biopharmaceutical company that develops therapeutic solutions to treat neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Represented Colo ATL, a leading provider of data center solutions, in its sale to American Towner, the worlds largest owner of wireless infrastructure.
  • Represented the management team in connection with a joint venture to build a data center and telecommunications campus in Western Europe, financed by one of the leading data center private equity investment firms.
  • Represented a private equity firm in the acquisition, financing and construction of cell tower networks across the southern United States.
  • Represented 365 Data Centers, a leading provider of data center solutions for carrier, content, and cloud customers, in its acquisition of BroadbandOne LLC d/b/a Host.net, a hybrid data center services provider, from Novacap, one of Canada’s leading private equity firms.
  • Disclosure Standards Honors Intern, Securities and Exchange Commission: Division of Corporate Finance, Spring 2015
  • Judicial Intern, Honorable Robert M. Vespoli, New York State Division of Human Rights, Summer 2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2020
    • Associates to Watch, 2020

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., with high honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2016
    • Order of the Coif
    • Associate, The George Washington Law Review
    • George Washington Scholar
    • Member, Moot Court Board
    • Member, Corporate and Business Law Society
  • B.S.B.A., Management, Western New England University, summa cum laude, Western New England University, International Business, Political Science, SAP Certificate, 2013
    • Recipient, Outstanding Student in Management Award
    • Member, Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma
    • Member, Alpha Lambda Delta
    • Dean’s List
    • Radio Station Program Manager, WNEK 105.1
Admissions
  • District of Columbia