Welcome to Chris Griswold P.C.℠ – Commercial Business Transactions, Estate Planning & Realtors™ – A Unique, Hybrid Law & Real Estate Services Firm Creating Solutions

Chris Griswold – Lead Attorney/Owner & Broker Associate

Have you ever wondered how nice it would be if someone were to combine a successful, proven, diverse, commercial business transactions, estate planning and real estate law firm with a well-backed real estate brokerage company? If so, you’re thinking of us. Afterall, the diverse ownership of real estate has become the leading form of wealth in modern America – and these areas of law all highly impact it.

Chris Griswold and his team have not only practiced (among other areas) commercial real estate law, commercial business transactions law, intellectual property law, estate planning, banking, tax, Indian, and many other areas of law – but they’re also Realtors™ in residential, commercial, investment and recreational realty.

Just take a look at all the services we offer, in different areas, on the “About The Firm” tab” of this site.

Here at Chris Griswold P.C., we are “cradle to grave.” What does that mean?

To give you an idea, we might routinely help our clients all the way from their personal estate planning, to their legal entity vehicle formation, to site selection and property acquisition, to advising them on their leasing/tenant issues and operations, to helping them work with their vendors in their business to business contracts, to helping them make intellectual property decisions, to helping them institute and defend lawsuits, to helping them sell their business (and the related personal and/or real property of such business), to assisting them with winding down and dissolving their legal entity vehicle – and even more. If they have insurance issues or non-compete issues along the way, we’re even there too.

All this is done seamlessly with the help of David Chapman, Managing Broker & Owner of Realty1 in Edmond (405.202.2676). David is Chris Griswold’s managing broker and longtime client, friend, mentor and fellow University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) colleague in UCO’s highly esteemed, Real Estate Program where David and Chris both teach (the only real estate program of its kind in Oklahoma), as discussed more below.

Prior to entering private practice in 2007, Chris served as in-house, corporate counsel for both Pier One Imports and J.C. Penney Corporation in Texas, where he is also licensed. After spending a majority of his career performing major, commercial transactional work (routinely working with REITs in the $50-$500 million range), he has acquired extensive experience in communicating with large corporations and their boards and officers to achieve their desired results.

Chris Griswold P.C. is a unique, first-ever, hybrid firm which efficiently combines and applies its well-proven experience as a law firm dealing in commercial business transactions, estate planning and real estate law – together with a modern realty brokerage practice. With such a unique set of skills, licenses, know-how and service offerings – Chris’ team can better serve its clients.

Call us when you’re ready….

Furthermore, Gena Timberman and Chris, both previously editors on the American Indian Law Review at the Oklahoma University College of Law – are now both collaborating Associates in The Luksi Group, LLC – a consulting company formed by Gena surrounding Indian Law issues and tribal investment strategies. Gena and Chris both interned together at the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. back in 1999 (during the Clinton Impeachment hearings) and, interestingly, had the joint privilege and honor of filing the seminole, landmark ” Cobell” Indian Law case as interns! They both now continue to work together and speak on Indian Law issues and tribal investment strategies and related matters.

Chris is a father, attorney, professor, broker, mentor, book author (of 4 different genres, in 20 written books – including a business law book entitled “Common Laws For Uncommon People”), investor, speaker, guest columnist (of 60+ newspaper and magazine articles), social activist, frequent community volunteer and the writer of a monthly e-newsletter which has roughly 30,000 organically grown subscribers.

Chris is a professor who teaches real estate and business law courses at the University of Central Oklahoma and stays closely connected to his students – even after they graduate (oftentimes, helping them get their first jobs by promoting them on his social media – the first Professor in Oklahoma to do so). He will also be teaching government, business and other courses at Rose State College.

He practices in many States transactionally as a lawyer, and is licensed in both Texas and Oklahoma by the method of examination in the year 2000 (not by the more common and lenient method of reciprocity).

Chris is a proud graduate from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where he obtained his B.B.A. in 1996. Then he attended the Oklahoma University College of Law in Norman, Oklahoma and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1999.

— Actively practicing in Texas, Oklahoma and other surrounding States —

Let my team and I help you!

Gena Timberman,
Esquire Of-Counsel

gena@chrisgriswoldpc.com
Dale B. Cazes,
Esquire Of-Counsel

dale@chrisgriswoldpc.com
Jennifer Fisher
– Assistant
jen@chrisgriswoldpc.com
Shawn Lee
– Assistant
shawn@chrisgriswoldpc.com

Pey Moose – Realtor Assistant
pey@chrisgriswoldpc.com

— Chris Griswold Positions Held —

  • President – Central Oklahoma Commercial Association of Realtors Summit / 2021 – 2022
  • Adjunct Professor of Real Estate – The University of Central Oklahoma / 2017 – ongoing
  • President – Commercial Real Estate Council of OKC / 2016 – 2017

— Chris Griswold Books —

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Indian Law

Gena Timberman and Chris, both previously being editors on the American Indian Law Review at the Oklahoma University College of Law – are now both collaborating Associates in the Luksi Group, LLC – a consulting company surrounding Indian Law issues and tribal investment strategies. Gena and Chris both interned together at the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. back in 1999 (during the Clinton Impeachment hearings) and, interestingly, had the joint privilege and honor of filing the seminal, landmark “Cobell” Indian Law case as interns! They both now continue to work together and speak on Indian Law issues and tribal investment strategies and related matters.

Since the Supreme Court’s recent landmark McGirt Indian Law decision, Chris also works privately with young tribal entrepreneurs who wish to both: 1) partner with outside investment groups, while also 2) building a progressive coalition network with other young, like-minded Native American entrepreneurs. Chris’ 3 children are also proud, Choctaw blood quantum tribal members.

The Great Debate PanelHeld 2021 at Rose State College, on Supreme Court’s landmark Indian Law McGirt decision.

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— Some of Chris’ 60+ newspaper and magazine articles —

The Oklahoman

‘It depends’ is the answer to many pandemic rent questions
Contract clause may release parties from contracts during COVID-19
Q&A Misunderstanding surrounds noncompete agreements
Q&A Businesses should use reasonable care in preventing icy accidents
Q&A Diligence is crucial for renting property owners
Q&A Legal terms matter in contracts
Q&A Upfront agreements can protect commercial tenants’ business operations
Courts look to past behaviors when resolving commercial disputes
Q&A Tenant leases need carve-out clauses to cover tenant’s extended liabilities
Q&A Cannabis business could be deal breaker for prospective building buyers, sellers
Q&A E-scooter crashes could carry legal risks
Owners, landlords & managers can control weapons on commercial property
Q&A Visual Artists Rights Act creates notoriety for artists, their work
Q&A Misunderstanding surrounds noncompete agreements
Q&A Recent federal act more broadly defines trade secrets
Q&A New trust holders must change titles, insurance policies
Q&A Commercial property owners, managers may set gun rules
Q&A Diligence is crucial for renting property owners
Q&A Tenants, landlords should negotiate own terms regarding ‘enjoyment’ covenant
Concerns over Oklahoma pot law continue to emerge
Federal law fogs pot’s promise for real estate, Oklahoma panel says
Parents need legal documents to care for adult, unmarried children


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CONTACT US
12101 N. Meridian Avenue
Oklahoma City, 73120034
405.229.7595 (cell)
405.840.1019 (office)

chris@chrisgriswoldpc.com

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