Chris Lucas is a partner in Troutman Pepper’s Technology and Venture Lending practice in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
Chris represents a wide range of institutional and non-institutional clients, working with them on commercial financing transactions, multiple currency loans, letters of credit and acquisition loans, factoring transactions, loan workouts and restructurings, bankruptcy, and creditor’s rights. Chris takes a results-focused, problem-solving, solutions-oriented approach to finance and restructuring matters focusing on both the legal side and business side of the transaction. Regardless of the industry, Chris applies a business-minded viewpoint to help his clients successfully achieve their goals in an efficient manner.
His practice has a particular focus on technology lending and venture debt financing, representing lenders as they secure multimillion-dollar lines of credit and term loans to early-stage, mid-stage, late-stage and public companies in the e-commerce, software, hardware, SaaS, HaaS, cybersecurity, fintech, constructech, agtech, edtech, pharmatech, cleantech, insurtech, healthcare and life sciences sectors.
Chris also has experience in asset-based lending, commercial lending, real estate lending, factoring and secured financings to government contractors, venture capital and private equity firms, franchisees, high net worth individuals, and healthcare providers. Further, Chris is adept at handling international transactions. His experience includes financing transactions in Israel, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Malaysia, and Europe.