Christopher R. Chicoine

Attorney | Co-Founder

Sodo Commerce Building
66 S. Hanford Street
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

P: (206) 467-9000
F: (206) 467-9002
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Chris’s debtor/creditor experience includes debt workouts, bankruptcy reorganizations, creditors’ rights, and complex bankruptcy and tax dischargeability litigation. Chris has extensive experience in representing individual and business debtors, financial institutions, private lenders and investors, secured and unsecured creditors, landlords, and distressed asset buyers. Chris has conducted bench and jury trials in State Court, U.S. Tax Court, and Bankruptcy Court. Chris’s strong bankruptcy and litigation background has allowed him to aggressively and efficiently obtain favorable results for his bankruptcy clients. Since 2008, Chris has helped achieve successful Chapter 11 reorganizations for numerous individuals and businesses, including:

  • Lumber mill operator and wood pallet manufacturer
  • Radiology medical practice and imaging center
  • Logistics, inventory warehousing and transportation service providers
  • Pest extermination business
  • Car wash business
  • Chain of gas station, car wash and convenience stores combinations
  • Real estate investors and developers

Chris has aggressively represented creditors in several complex, high-profile cases, including the Mortgages, Ltd., Bashas’ Inc., and Blockbuster, Inc. bankruptcies. Chris has also appeared on behalf of creditors in bankruptcy cases outside of Washington, including cases in California, Arizona, Tennessee, Florida, and New York.

Chris is also deeply involved in CLG’s Tax Practice. Chris’ tax experience includes representation of taxpayers in collection matters, offers in compromise and installment agreements, appeals, and tax controversy litigation before the U.S. Tax Court.

Membership and Affiliations

  • State and Federal Bars: Arizona, California, Washington
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic Volunteer (Downtown Seattle Debt Clinic)
  • King County Bar Association (Debtor/Creditor Section, Tax Section)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Section of Arizona and Washington State Bars


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, (J.D., 2006)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (B.A., 2001 with High Honors in Accounting and Economics)
  • Dean’s Merit List in Law School
Seattle Office
66 S. Hanford Street
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134

P: (206) 467-9000
F: (206) 467-9002

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  • Connie Tang
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