I help small businesses with their legal needs, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and transactional law since 2006.
I knew I wanted to be an attorney by the time I was in high school. Watching football games as a kid, I was more interested in the referee manual than the game itself. I've always been fascinated by human systems, and that passion has guided me to a legal career that I love.
I'm licensed in DC, Virginia Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. I look forward to partnering with you and protecting your business like I would my own.
Christopher Martini Battista is the managing partner and owner of the Law Offices of Christopher M Battista. He brings 20 years of business management and legal experience to his practice every day in counseling businesses in contracts and contracts litigation.
His lifelong experience working in the DC area has enabled him to develop a diverse and deep, set of professional contacts across numerous industries and fields of expertise, such as government contracting, engineering, IT development, finance, insurance and banking, which he leverages to bring value-added services to his clients.
Mr. Battista began his career at MCI world headquarters working for MCI's Law and Public Policy department, he began to understand and appreciate the depth of the legal issues high-tech corporations face in both public policy and transactional agreements with other businesses.
In 1999, Mr. Battista attended California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA and graduated at the top of his class in administrative law, legal jurisprudence and criminal law.
During law school he interned at Carter, Fullerton and Hayes, a firm that specializes in contracts and property law; and McKenna and Cunneo, a nationwide firm with leading expertise in insurance recovery litigation.
After graduating law school, Mr. Battista spent several years working for PADCO, a government contracting division of AECOM, a Fortune 500 engineering firm that is one of the most prominent in the world. During his tenure there, he assisted the Business Development Unit, developing tools for project management and client relations management, and as a business advisor to the Special Inspector General of Iraqi Reconstruction in the Iraqi reconstruction effort, where he advised on government procurement matters and the completion status of Iraqi Reconstruction contracts.
Having over sixteen years' legal experience, Mr. Battista puts his experiences and acquired knowledge to good use in serving as a reliable advocate for his clients' issues. Mr. Battista is licensed to practice law in DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York, and currently operates in an "of Counsel" capacity for the Law Firm of Longman and Van Grack.
Mr. Battista is also General Counsel for StreetWise Studios, a non-profit 501(c)(3) that provides support, educational opportunities, and resources for clients in all aspects of the music industry for young artists in Shenandoah County, Virginia.