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Christopher C. Green
Christopher C. Green
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Christopher C. Green

Christopher C. Green

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037

start quote symbolI particularly enjoy the opportunity our practice affords to work with highly entrepreneurial individuals as they lay the building blocks for vibrant and sustainable businesses. It is especially rewarding to serve as a trusted legal adviser to those clients throughout the life-cycle of those businesses.end quote symbol
Christopher C. Green

Christopher Green is a corporate finance attorney with a focus on capital markets and other corporate transactions involving REITs, real estate funds and specialty finance vehicles.

Chris has more than 16 years of experience advising corporate issuers, funds, sponsors, boards of directors and investment banks on public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and other complex commercial transactions, including pre-IPO formation transactions. In addition, Chris provides ongoing general corporate counsel on such matters as corporate and securities law compliance, corporate governance and board fiduciary duties.

He is part of a larger REIT and real estate capital markets team at V&E that focuses on the sector, allowing the firm to provide clients with both legal and deep industry knowledge. Chris leverages this knowledge to produce pragmatic and commercial solutions for his clients.

His work has been recognized by Chambers USA where observers noted he is “calm under pressure,” and has “great attention to detail” and “excellent technical knowledge of the securities laws” (2019).

Experience Highlights

  • Ellington Financial Inc. in its $115 million public offering of Series A fixed-to-floating rate cumulative redeemable preferred stock

  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Moody National REIT I in the merger of Moody National REIT I and Moody National REIT II 

  • Issuers and underwriters on numerous initial public offerings, secondary, “at-the-market,” and follow-on public securities offerings, as well as private securities offerings under Rule 144A and Regulation D

  • Public companies in various industries with respect to Securities Act and Exchange Act disclosure and compliance matters, NYSE and NASDAQ listing requirements, corporate governance, and general corporate matters

  • REITs, including several hotel, office property, health care, and mortgage REITs, in their corporate transactions

  • Corporate boards with respect to fiduciary duties in complex commercial transactions 

  • NYSE-listed REITs in the sale of each company’s business in going-private transactions

  • REITs in multiple joint venture transactions 


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Hamilton College, B.A., 1993
  • Selected to the Client Choice Awards, Capital Markets – Georgia, International Law Office and Lexology USA & Canada (Law Business Research, Ltd.), 2012 and 2013
  • Legal 500 U.S., Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, 2017; Real Estate: REITs, 2017–2020
  • Chambers USA, REITs (Nationwide), 2018-2020; Up and Coming, 2018 and 2019
  • Virginia
  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia
  • “REIT Internalization Transactions,” REIT Series, V&E New York Office, October 30, 2018 (panelist)
  • “REITs and Infrastructure Investment,” V&E New York Office, April 18, 2018 (presenter)
  • “IRS Issues Guidance on Elective Cash Stock Dividends by REITs,” V&E REIT Update E-communication, August 16, 2017 (co-author)