CHRISTOPHER M. LEKAWA, ASSOCIATE

Christopher M. LekawaBIO

Mr. Lekawa serves the general business and real estate needs of a large number of private entities, investors and entrepreneurs concerning all aspects of their business and investment needs.

He is skilled in negotiating the purchase and sale of businesses, including stock and asset dispositions, mergers and acquisitions, as well as general contract analysis, negotiation and preparation. The experience gained through representing various clients in the business community allows him to effectively and efficiently structure business entities and organizations in the optimal method for the particular transaction.

Mr. Lekawa has represented clients in virtually every aspect of real estate acquisition, financing, ownership, management and sale. He is recognized as being a “deal maker” in successfully negotiating the consummation of transactions in keeping with our clients’ desires and goals.

Whether a straight-forward real estate purchase or sale, or the acquisition or disposition of complex real estate portfolios, Mr. Lekawa specializes in negotiating, structuring and completing documentation for the transaction, including, purchase agreements, loan agreements, promissory notes, security instruments, property management agreements and legal opinions.

He has successfully completed several acquisitions and dispositions of large commercial, industrial and multi-family residential properties with multi-million dollar primary and mezzanine financing, construction/development financing and equity participation.

In addition, Super Lawyers has named Mr. Lekawa in the list of Southern California Rising Stars every year since 2015. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the independent research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Mr. Lekawa is licensed in both California and Washington.


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CONTACT:  cml@ggb-law.com  |  949.660.1600
EDUCATION

J.D., 2012, Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California

B.A., Business Administration – Accounting, 2009, California State University Fullerton

ADMISSIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

State Bar of California

State Bar of Washington

Orange County Bar Association

American Bar Association

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce

COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS

Challenged Athletes Foundation

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Global Freedom – Boxes of Love

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015 – 2017