University of Wisconsin, J.D., 1984

University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1980

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
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Christopher C. Cleveland
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Chris Cleveland is a member of the Business Law section. He practices principally in the areas of:

  • Securities law
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Securities offerings
  • Investment adviser regulation

Chris joined Briggs in 1986 and has represented public companies, mutual fund families, registered investment advisers and private equity funds in general corporate law and SEC matters. He has completed numerous private placements of debt and equity, as well as registered public offerings. Chris has handled spinoff and merger transactions in the airline industry and public tender offers in the airline, retailing and software industries. He also has extensive experience with securitizations for manufactured housing, home equity and home improvement loans, and recreational equipment loans ranging in size from approximately $150 million to over $1 billion.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

State Bar of Wisconsin, Member