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Chip Presten

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Chip Presten guides clients through the various legal and regulatory aspects of transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, and securities.

Professional Biography


Chip represents clients in private equity transactions, acquisition and divestiture of public and private companies, and offerings of debt and equity securities. Chip also represents private equity funds and their investors in connection with fund formation issues, securities law issues and portfolio company transactions, and he has advised companies being acquired by or seeking capital from such funds. In addition, he has represented pension funds and other institutional investors in connection with their ongoing investment management activities.

Chip has experience counseling clients in multiple industries through a wide variety of transactions. His work with energy companies includes the successful completion of acquisitions, project developments, and financings totaling more than $20 billion.  As a former bank regulator, Chip has significant experience in the financial services sector.

Chip also provides his clients with counsel on general corporate matters including fiduciary obligations and duties of directors and officers, preparation of annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements and shareholder meeting materials, Section 16 short-swing trading and insider reporting concerns, and Rule 144 and Rule 145 requirements.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Member – The Society of Corporate Governance Professionals
  • Board of Directors – Business Executives for National Security
  • Member – Association for Corporate Growth
  • Member – British American Business Group
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  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1991, magna cum laude
    • Editorial Board – Georgia Law Review
  • Federal Reserve Bank of New York Banking School, Winter 1988
  • Washington and Lee University, B.S. in accounting, 1985


  • Georgia, 1991

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