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Chris Johnsen

Attorney

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With a dual JD/MBA, entrepreneurial spirit, and an array of business experience, Chris Johnsen offers an unrivaled, dual approach to solving the toughest problems facing today’s businesses. His legal expertise spans small to large corporate clients in a variety of industries. In addition, his experience as a business owner in advertising, retail, and real estate has uniquely prepared him to bring business-centric judgment and perspective to his clients. The result is a lawyer who speaks strategy in plain language—which is rare enough on its own—with all the finesse and negotiating skills that accompany legal practice expertise.

Before starting Johnsen Law, Chris was a partner at the international law firm Holland & Knight, where he represented both small and large corporate clients in a wide range of corporate matters. His practice specializes in business law, and he has experience representing clients in various industries, including oil and gas, transportation, healthcare, technology, medical, entertainment, retail, financial services, securities, and real estate. Above all, Chris stays focused on his top priority: helping businesses build, grow, and succeed.

Career History

2015-2017

EDUCATION

JD, Stetson University College of Law, summa cum laude (4th in class of 200+)
MBA, Stetson University School of Business Administration
BBA, Finance and Real Estate, Florida Atlantic University, magna cum laude

2011-2014

HONORS AND AWARDS

Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, a Thomson Reuters service, 2014-2020
Managing Editor, Stetson Law Review

Super Lawyers, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, a Thomson Reuters service, 2021-2022

2007-2010

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

State Bar of Texas: Corporate Counsel Section | Court Rules Committee
Leadership Houston: Class XXX | Board of Directors
Leadership Lake Houston: Class V
Center for Houston’s Future: Business/Civic Leadership Forum | LeadershipNEXT
Partnership Lake Houston: Board of Directors | Chair of Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals Program

2007-2010

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Thinking Outside the Barrel: How the Price of Oil impacts Litigation, Co-Author, Texas Lawyer, January 28, 2015
High Court Weighs Issue of Subsurface Trespass, Co-Author, Texas Lawyer, March 10, 2014
Munoz-Perez v. State, 942 So. 2nd 1025 (Fla. 4th Dist. App 2006), Stetson Law Review 36:3. 931, Spring 2007
FedEx Ground Package System v. Futch, 944 So. 2d 469 (Fla. 3rd Dist. App. 2006), Stetson Law Review 36:3, 957, Spring 2007
Create Your Elevator Pitch, Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals Program Professional Development Event, September 2018
Government Crackdown of Employee Misclassification as Independent Contractors, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Conference, April 2013

2007-2010

ADMISSIONS

Texas
Florida

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