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Santos, an associate on Nemphos Braue’s corporate team, focuses on representing emerging and mature private companies. He represents clients in private company mergers and acquisitions (both buy and sale side), private equity transactions, and debt-financing. Santos also handles a variety of matters relating to corporate governance, general corporate issues, and business law.
“We are so proud that CJ has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine,” said managing member George Nemphos. “CJ has been a great asset to our team, and it is wonderful that he is being recognized for his hard work, dedication and success.”
Before joining Nemphos Braue, Santos was an associate attorney at McGuireWoods LLP, where he acted as underwriter’s counsel for public finance transactions involving healthcare institutions and charter schools and bank’s counsel for secured loan financings. He was also an associate attorney at McKennon Shelton & Henn LLP, where as bond counsel he handled transactions involving general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, and debt and lease financing.