Christine A. Longe

Special Counsel Attorney
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Christine Longe is an attorney with the Franchise & Distribution practice group. She advises emerging and established franchises on general corporate and contract issues, corporate governance, and financing matters. Christine provides legal advice on registrations, renewals, and commercial and governmental contracts—including vendor agreements, software agreements, purchase and lease agreements, licenses, distribution agreements, marketing agreements, letters of intent, and joint ventures. Christine has a comprehensive understanding of the legal needs of corporations of all sizes—while remaining aligned with her client’s internal policies, procedures, and executive strategy. Christine enjoys partnering with clients to analyze complex issues and develop creative and effective solutions.

Before joining Gray Plant Mooty, Christine was a deputy general counsel at an international Fortune 10 company, where she advised a $5 billion business portfolio on regulatory matters, managed M&A deals, negotiated complex transactions and supported entrepreneurial innovations.

Outside of her legal work, Christine is the founder and owner of a local fitness studio—and in her spare time enjoys snowboarding and aerial arts.

Experience

  • Successfully led, negotiated, closed, and integrated multiple M&A acquisitions ranging in size from $500 thousand to $2 billion
  • Assist in the selection, clearance, and registration of trademarks for franchisors, businesses, and nonprofit organizations
  • Provide advice to clients regarding internet, e-commerce, and social media issues
  • Negotiate software and technology license agreements on behalf of licensors and licensees
  • Draft and negotiate a wide range of complex commercial contracts for clients, including joint ventures, supply agreements, terms and conditions, licensing agreements, and nondisclosure agreements
  • Counsel clients on compliance with regulations applicable to their business and help them see around corners on pending or recently passed legislation
  • Advise on HIPPA, data privacy, and information security
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