Wisler Pearlstine, LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher E. Ezold has joined the firm as Partner. He is a member of the firm’s Business Department and an Assistant Director of the General Counsel Initiative (GCI). Prior to joining the firm, Christopher served as Managing Partner of the Business and Health Law Group at The Ezold Law Firm, P.C.
Christopher has 25 years’ experience advising businesses and professionals on corporate matters, finance (startup, angel, and private equity), equity and asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, taxation of transactions, corporate and investor rights, technology issues, contracts, operational matters, employment issues, intellectual property rights, and licensing and regulatory compliance. His practice also includes litigating commercial, business, and employment matters in state and federal court and before federal and state agencies.
Acting as outside general counsel for his clients, Christopher’s clients come from numerous industries including biotech/life sciences, commercial and consumer services, health care, technology, and more. In the health care area, he is one of a few lawyers in the region to provide wrap-around legal services to health care practices, advising not only on business and employment matters, but on how to navigate the increasingly complex regulatory obligations they face, including HIPAA/HITECH, Stark and Anti-Kickback, upcoming MACRA regulations, “meaningful use,” and reimbursement. He also has particular expertise advising employers on non-competition agreements and deferred compensation plans.
According to Michael Trachtman, Director of the Firm’s General Counsel Initiative, “Christopher’s solid track record of giving business clients outstanding advice, understanding their industry and unique business challenges, helping them grow and achieve stated goals, all while providing tremendous 24-7 personal attention, make him a terrific addition to our GCI team.” A graduate of The George Washington University, Christopher earned his law degree and LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law. He is a Child Advocate with the Support Center for Child Advocates, and a member of the Pennsylvania and Montgomery Bar Associations. He has received an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest ranking for professional ability and ethical standards.