Christine P. Mace
Since joining Riezman Berger in 2005, Christine P. Mace's practice has been focused on counseling corporate entities and other clients in the transactional areas of general corporate governance, general business transactions, mergers & acquisitions, real estate transactions and franchise law. Chrissy's practice typically involves the formation of business entities such as cooperatives, S-Corporations, C-Corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships, as well as the attendant corporate governance issues including drafting, reviewing and amending corporate documentation such as articles of incorporation and organization, operating agreements, partnership agreements, and restrictive stock agreements. Chrissy also regularly reviews and drafts employment agreements, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and confidentiality agreements as well as all other manner of corporate agreements. Chrissy’s franchise law practice involves representing several national franchisors and includes drafting and reviewing franchise agreements and franchise disclosure documents, as well as handling the regulatory filings with respect to such entities. In addition, Chrissy has successfully achieved tax exempt status for several 501(c)(3) organizations and regularly counsels cooperative associations on federal taxation issues. Chrissy was named a Principal of Riezman Berger, P.C. in February of 2014.
Chrissy, Mark J. Temkin and Robert D. Jacobs drafted the Missouri Cooperative Associations Act, RSMo. §§351.1000 through 351.1228, passed by the Missouri legislature on May 26, 2011 and signed into law by Governor Nixon on July 11, 2011, which creates cooperative associations as a new type of business organization to conduct business in the state of Missouri.
Chrissy holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Indiana University and a Juris Doctorate from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington where she was a recipient of the Bernard A. Frick Scholarship. While in law school Chrissy advocated for the rights of children as a Guardian Ad Litem, and prior to joining the firm, she acted as corporate sales counsel to a private corporation. Chrissy is licensed to practice law in Missouri and is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the American Bar Association’s Forum on Franchising.
Areas of Practice
- Business Cooperatives and Associations
- Business Counseling, Formation, Mergers, Sales & Acquisitions
- Charitable Organizations
- Franchise, Distribution & Licensing Operations
- Real Estate Law and Litigation
Bachelor of Science in History
Indiana University School of Law