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Christopher Wegner

Christopher Wegner

Naples small to mid-sized business attorney
  • Business Law, Tax Law, Intellectual Property ...
  • Florida
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Biography

P. Christopher Wegner is an entrepreneur and the founding attorney at Wegner Law PLLC. He is one of the only attorneys in Southwest Florida with significant experience in sophisticated business and tax law matters and is recognized as one of the leading innovators in bringing that experience to small and midsized businesses who cannot always afford to engage larger law firms in South Florida.

In addition to the general business and corporate law services he provides to emerging and established companies in Southwest Florida, Chris works with multi-national corporations on difficult domestic and international tax issues including, multi-million dollar mergers and acquisitions as well as transfer price exams and other bet-the-company IRS audits. Chris has also served as lead counsel on a $100 million merger involving parties in seven countries across North and South America after other lawyers were unable to bring the sides together. In this capacity, Chris created a new type of security that allowed the acquirer to monetize their intellectual property and complete the merger without turning a substantial cash payment.

While in college, Chris co-founded a small technology company that eventually went public (OTC:BB). This experience gives him the rather unique ability to see problems and possibilities through the eyes of the business owner or entrepreneur, as well as through those of an attorney.?

Between his time at Stetson and New York University, Chris played semi-pro tennis (emphasis on the semi) where he went 1-26. If asked to describe this time of his life, Chris will proudly say that he lost to the people who lost to the people that you see on television. Today, Chris still enjoys playing tennis, working out the Greater Naples YMCA and spending time with his Labrador retriever: Caleigh.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
    Intellectual Property
    Securities Law
    Health Care Law
    Agricultural Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Offer extremely flexible hourly, fixed and subscription (monthly retainer) payment plans.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Akerman LLC
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Corporate and tax associate for AmLaw 150 firm in their Naples office.
Staff Attorney
Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida
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Asked to serve on emergency basis to fill in for permanent staff attorney on maternity leave.
Education
New York University School of Law
LL.M. (2009) | Taxation
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Stetson University College of Law
J.D. (2006) | Legal Studies
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Honors: cum laude, deans list, national honor society, senior associate Stetson Law Review, top five (5) percent of graduating class and member Phi Beta Kappa.
Activities: Law Review
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Florida Gulf Coast University
B.B.A. (2002) | Computer Science
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Awards
G.A.I.N.
Chamber of Commerece
Professional Associations
Florida Bar Association  # 37896
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
SEC Highlights Priorities and Reminds Private Funds that the AMU is Enforcing Rules on Anniversary
Akerman LLP
Defective trusts are effective estate tax planning and asset protection tools
Wegner Law PL
Finance & Taxation: Quietwater Entertainment, Inc. v. Escambia County
Stetson University College of Law
Speaking Engagements
Healthcare reform, Naples
Naples Medical Association
Member Brown Bag Lunch, Naples
Naples Business Accelerator
The ACO X Factor: Independent Physicians., Physicians round table, Naples
Naples Physicians
Ethics considerations for primary care physicians in non-physician led ACOs, Physicians round table, Naples
Naples Medical Association
I.R.A., LLCs, Self Directed IRAs, Ft. Myers
Midland IRA
Websites & Blogs
Website
Naples business attorney
Blog
Wegner Law PLLC business law blog
Contact & Map
Wegner Law PLLC
3510 Kraft Road
Suite 200
Naples, FL 34109
Telephone: (239) 449-9200
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