Christopher W. Hamlin: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Christopher W. Hamlin

Partner
St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone314.480.1755

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Practice Areas

  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.480.1755
Fax: 314.480.1505
http://www.huschblackwell.com/chris-hamlin/
 
University Vanderbilt University, B.A., History, 1990
 
Law SchoolGeorgia State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001
 
Admitted2004, Missouri
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

•The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

•The Missouri Bar

 
Biography

Chris delivers sophisticated legal advice in corporate and commercial transactions across multiple industries with a focus on food and agribusiness. He routinely advises clients on strategy and implementation during the formation, acquisition and disposition of businesses. Chris counsels clients on organizational and governance matters in relation to corporations, alternative business entities (such as limited liability companies and limited partnerships), and joint ventures. He also represents manufacturers, distributors and corporate consumers in commercial transactions and business arrangements, including preparation, negotiation and execution of commercial contracts. Chris counsels and advises clients in all aspects of transactions, including initial structuring and negotiation of business and legal issues throughout.

Civic Involvement

Industrial Aid Inc., Board of Directors, President, 2008-2011; Finance Committee, 2008-present

Clerkships

The Hon. Carol W. Hunstein, Supreme Court of Georgia

Experience

Represented Priority Plastics Inc. in its 2012 acquisition of CCW Products Inc. (d/b/a Saffer Plastics) of Arvada, Colo., manufacturer of more than 300 different types of federally approved clear, wide-mouth plastic jars for use in the candy, meat snack, beef jerky, hardware, crafts and pet food industries.

•Advised the East St. Louis, Ill.-based Casino Queen Inc. in the $170 million acquisition of the company by its employees. Transaction in 2012 was a first in the gaming industry.

•Advised and assisted TricorBraun Inc. - a designer and supplier of rigid packaging products and components with sales approaching $1 billion - during a 2012 recapitalization, proceeds from which were used to refinance existing debt, repurchase equity, issue a distribution to investors and support ongoing growth initiatives, by securing a new $555 million credit facility from GE Antares Capital and UBS AG.

•Advised and consulted TricorBraun during the 2012 acquisition of Trilogy Glass and Packaging Inc., headquartered in Santa Rosa, Calif., a supplier of glass bottles to the wine industry and now a part of the TricorBraun WinePak division.

•Advised and consulted TricorBraun during the 2011 acquisition of Penn Bottle and Supply Co., a Philadelphia, Penn.-based distributor of packaging solutions, including containers, closures and related components, serving the food, healthcare, industrial, personal and cosmetics end-markets.

•Directed the 2008 mergers of Fortco Plastics and Sho-Me Container and their various subsidiaries and the formation of Priority Plastics as the resulting successor company.

•Represented TricorBraun in the 2007 acquisition of Independent Packaging Inc. (I-PAK), a rigid packaging distributor based in Quincy, Mass., that distributes a broad range of plastic, glass and metal containers and a variety of closures to numerous end markets, including food, chemical, paint, pharmaceutical and industrial.

•Represented clients in the preparation and negotiation of agreements with vendors and suppliers regarding the procurement and sale of various goods and services including:

•The design, manufacturing and distribution of rigid packaging containers for food, wine, beverage, pharmaceutical, healthcare, personal care, cosmetic, pet/animal care and industrial end-markets.

•The design, production and distribution of labeling services.

•Requisition of software products and services, including enterprise resource planning products and services.

Business Insights



Business Insights

3.28.14 Packaging Design and Innovation Could Ease Costs of Food Waste Food & Agribusiness Blog

3.01.11 Be Clear When Using Best Efforts, St. Louis Bar Journal Article

2.05.10 FTC Announces Decreased Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds for 2010
Alert

2.01.10 DOJ Announces $900,000 Settlement with Smithfield Foods for Gun Jumping
Alert

4.29.09 Avoid Ambiguity and Uncertainty to Promote Deal Success, Reduce Risk and Avert Litigation
Alert

4.21.09 Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Business
Seminar St. Louis, MO

In The News

1.31.13 Husch Blackwell is Lead Counsel for Gaming Industry's First-Ever ESOP
News Release

 
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Packaging Design and Innovation Could Ease Costs of Food Waste
Christopher W. Hamlin, April 2, 2014
According to a recent UN report, one-third (1.3 billion tons) of the world’s food is wasted each year. The report, entitled Food Wastage Footprint: Impacts on Natural Resources, analyzes the environmental impacts of global food wastage, but also highlights the significant economic impact to...
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Christopher W. Hamlin

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441




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