Meet Chris

NY Commercial Litigation Attorney

chris jones, Esq.

Chris represents early-stage companies in the areas of formation, financing, commercial agreements, and corporate general counsel. Chris brings deep startup expertise to his practice, from supporting founders with cap table models and dilution scenarios to term sheet negotiations and complex commercial agreements such as MSAs, Cloud Agreements, and SaaS agreements.

Chris is a 2x co-founder and was an early employee at NLand Surf Park, a venture-backed surf technology company in Austin, Texas.




  • Corporate Securities
  • Equity Capital-Raising Transactions
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Token Registration
  • ICOs
  • Fintech
  • NFTs
  • Commercial Contracts
  • SaaS Agreements
  • Corporate Governance and Equity Management
  • Content & Intellectual Property Licensing 


Background & Education

Chris began his legal career as a white-collar defense attorney at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in Washington, D.C. Before law school, he worked as a news anchor and political journalist in Iowa. Chris received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law and is licensed in the state of California and Washington DC.

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“There is a high level of diplomacy, support, and speed. The Gouchev Law team gets the business side of things, and explains risk to the folks they support in plain language to help them make quick decisions.”

– General Counsel, F500 Tech Company

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