DLA Piper appoints Christina Houston as a partner in its Wilmington office

DLA Piper has announced that Christina Houston has joined its corporate and finance practice as a partner in the Wilmington office.

Houston advises clients on alternative entitles such as limited liability companies and partnerships, focusing on organisational, operational and governance issues. In the utilisation of alternative entities, she has experience in domestic and cross-border structured finance transactions, securitisations and general commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investment transactions and public and private offerings.

Specific to special committees of alternative entities, Houston advises on conflicts committees of publicly traded master limited partnerships and in connection with committees’ review and negotiations of transactions where directors may have conflicts of interest.

She also drafts and negotiates opinion letters on a range of Delaware law matters, including corporate opinions, enforceability and limited liability opinions, cross-border opinions and opinions pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code.

Houston joins DLA Piper from K&L Gates. She is active on several committees of the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section, including serving as chair of the LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities (LPUE) Committee’s Legal Opinions Subcommittee; co-chair of the LPUE Committee’s Membership and Diversity Subcommittee and liaison to Business Law Section’s Membership Committee; and vice-chair of the LPUE Committee’s Model Single Member Limited Liability Company Operating Agreement Subcommittee. She also serves as chair of the Website Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section’s Committee on Legal Opinions.