Christopher L. Messa, Partner

Christopher L. Messa is a partner in the Corporate/Business Entity Counseling practice group of Berger Harris. He has significant expertise rendering advice and legal opinions for financings and other commercial transactions, and he concentrates his practice on the formation and use of Delaware entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships and trusts. Chris’ clients include borrowers, investors, managers, investment funds, banks and other lenders, and he provides counsel on a diverse range of commercial transactions, including securitizations, structured finance, asset sale and purchase, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions and secured transactions.

In addition to advice and legal opinions, Chris also has concentrated his practice on general corporate matters involving Delaware entities. He regularly acts as Delaware counsel and provides assistance to both start-ups and established companies and aims to help his clients achieve their strategic and transactional goals in all stages of the business lifecycle, from start-up through maturity and exit transactions. He also represents clients in connection with corporate bankruptcy-related transactions and debt restructurings.

Chris is active in the local community and works as a Guardian ad Litem with the Office of the Child Advocate.


  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law
  • M.B.A., Babcock School of Management, Wake Forest University
  • B.A., Colgate University

Admitted to Practice:

  • Delaware


  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware Bar Association