Chris Preston is a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Department and the Public and Institutional Banking & Finance Group of Chapman and Cutler. He joined the firm in 2008.

Chris's experience includes work in the banking and public finance areas. He has extensive experience in acting as counsel to both domestic and foreign banks providing credit enhancement and liquidity support for tax-exempt and taxable financings for municipal, health care and not for profit borrowers, including the direct purchase of bonded indebtedness. Chris has also represented commercial banks in structuring secured and unsecured transactions, including revolving loan and term loan facilities.

Prior to joining the firm, Chris worked at Collins & Blaha, P.C. in Farmington Hills, Michigan.


American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Oakland County Bar Association




U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005

  • Member, UDM Law Review

Michigan State University, B.S., Advertising, 2001

Notable Engagements

We have always been focused on finance.

  • 1913
    TS Chapman partners with Henry Cutler to form Chapman and Cutler
  • 1st
    Chapman's first client in 1913 is still a client of the firm today
  • 22
    Diverse financial practices serving regional, national, and global clients
  • 6
    Offices across the country and in key US financial centers

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