Education

University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2012

  • Symposium Editor, Journal of Law Reform

Indiana University, B.A., English and History, with distinction, 2009

Admitted

Illinois

Chris Hirst is an associate in Chapman’s Banking and Financial Services Department and a member of the firm’s Commercial Lending Group. He has practiced law since joining the firm in 2012.

Chris represents banks and other commercial lenders in a wide range of financing transactions. He has extensive experience representing lead arrangers, administrative agents and lenders in connection with structuring, negotiating and documenting a variety of credit facilities, including syndicated, bilateral, secured and unsecured credit facilities involving mergers and acquisitions, equity and asset acquisitions, and capital improvement and working capital lines of credit.

Chris also regularly represents foreign and domestic banks in municipal, not-for-profit, higher education and health care financings, including bank facilities to provide credit enhancement and liquidity support for tax-exempt securities and the direct purchase of tax-exempt securities.