Pierce Atwood LLP

Christopher E Howard

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Practice Areas

Chris Howard has a unique combination of technical legal skills and hands-on business and finance experience, enabling him to integrate these disciplines into strategies that match client objectives and provide clients with a competitive advantage. His forte is in managing complex commercial transactions and development projects in time-sensitive environments, and in accessing all sectors of the capital markets. He focuses his practice on four main areas: corporate finance and transactional representation, the resort and hospitality industry, general counsel representation, and insurance regulatory and transactional matters.


Chris served a five-year term as chief administrative officer and general counsel at American Skiing Company, where he managed all of ASC's capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and resort development transactions. Chris has been listed since 2007 in The Best Lawyers in America® for Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and was named "Lawyer of the Year" in Maine for Mergers & Acquisitions Law in 2015.

Professional Memberships

Member, Maine State and American Bar Associations; Board Member, Maine North Atlantic Development Office.


J.D. (magna cum laude), Cornell Law School; B.A. (magna cum laude), Bates College.