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J. Christopher Erb is an attorney and principal with the Erb Law Firm, PC. His primary practice areas include corporate and contract law for international and domestic corporations, as well as business immigration and internet law issues.
Chris graduated from the Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, PA, and has completed additional coursework at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic and Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. He has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University, and prior to law school was systems administrator and engineer with a technical documentation firm in Munich, Germany. He is also a graduate of Devon Preparatory School, Devon PA.
After law school, Chris joined Dechert LLP in Philadelphia as an associate, where he worked on a number of domestic and international litigation matters. He left Dechert for the international practice group of Reed Smith Shaw & McClay. There he structured and formed corporations, drafted contracts and agreements, advised on both inbound and outbound international trade and transactions, advised on computer and e-commerce matters, and prepared and filed business visa petitions.
Chris speaks fluent German and has traveled extensively in Europe and elsewhere. He serves as a director and officer of the German-American Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the American Bar Association (International and IP Sections) as well as the Union League of Philadelphia.
Chris is an adjunct faculty member at the Temple University School of Law, where he teaches Advising the Global Corporation and Business Immigration Law, one of only a handful of such courses in the country. He has also published and presented on a number of different topics, including guest lecturing for the Drexel University Arts Administration Graduate Program and writing a course on Immigration Law for the ABA-Approved Paralegal Studies Program at Community College of Philadelphia.
In his spare time, such as it is, Chris enjoys hiking and aspires to return to the guitar and bicycling he enjoyed pre-children. Chris also enjoys trying new and interesting beers, local, German, or otherwise. Find out more about Chris's interests here.
Chris Erb ist ein in Pennsylvania, USA zugelassener Rechtsanwalt, spezialisiert auf gesellschaftsrechtliche Fragen für kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen, insbesondere im Bereich Computer-, Internet und Technologierecht. Chris berät in allen Fragen bezüglich der Gründung und Strukturierung von Gesellschaften, der Ausfertigung und Verhandlung von Verträgen und Vereinbarungen, sowie bezüglich des Transfers von Personal zur neu geformten US Gesellschaft. Aufgrund seiner Erfahrung mit europäischer und insbesondere deutscher Geschäftspraxis, kann Chris Klienten die Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten des europäischen und amerikanischen Geschäftslebens näher bringen und dabei helfen, Risiken die mit einer Firmengründung in den USA einhergehen, zu erkennen und zu vermeiden.