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CHICAGO (September 12, 2016) – Christopher Riley has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm, as an associate in the firm’s Business department.

Based in Chicago, Riley will be advising clients on a multitude of issues, with a strong focus on mergers and acquisitions. Riley brings with him extensive experience with corporate transactions, including corporate governance and planning, capital raises and debt refinancing, and the sale and purchase of goods and services.

“We are excited to have Chris join our Chicago office team as we expand our M&A group’s national practice,” said Richard Kessler, managing member of McDonald Hopkins’ Chicago office. “He brings a wealth of transaction experience that will help McDonald Hopkins continue to successfully guide our clients through complex acquisitions and divestitures.”

Prior to joining McDonald Hopkins, Riley was an associate attorney at Lowis & Gellen LLP in Chicago. He earned a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University. Riley can be reached at 312.642.6705 or

About McDonald Hopkins
Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. The firm’s Chicago office opened in 2007 and is located in the 300 North LaSalle building on the Chicago River. 


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