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Christopher K. Teng

Attorney (Of Counsel)

Christopher Teng is Of Counsel at Guichard, Teng, Portillo & Garrett.  He is a business lawyer who focuses on business formations, transactions, and corporate governance.  He also handles business and contractual disputes in mediated settlements and litigation.

Mr. Teng was born and raised in Singapore where he was a former Naval Officer and Pilot trainee with the Singapore Navy and Air Force respectively.  He earned a Diploma in Marine Engineering in 1983 and sailed on a container ship as an engineering cadet with Neptune Orient Lines before he attended law school in England.  He graduated with Second Class Upper Division Honors in law at the Queen Mary and Westfield College, the University of London in 1992.  He then received a Masters's degree (LLM) in Transnational Business Practice from McGeorge School of Law in 1994.

He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1995.  He has worked for the past 25 years at large and boutique law firms in the Bay Area, Sacramento, and San Diego gaining experience in handling complex civil litigation, a wide range of business transactions, corporate and employment matters, and real estate transactions.  His unique background and experience enable him to navigate and spot complex issues that often trouble business clients, enabling him to counsel clients to avoid potential or deal with actual disputes.

Mr. Teng is active in various local business and professional organizations.

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  • California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • New Zealand Bar, 2004 (but not formally admitted)
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
  • LL.M. Transnational Business Practice
  • Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, United Kingdom
  • LL.B. Second Degree Upper Division Honors
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • Singapore American Business Association
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • California Minority Counsel Program
  • Leadership Contra Costa Class of 2006, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
  • BNI (Business Network International) Partners in Success
  • Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, Bentley, Wagner & Kane, Sacramento
  • Stutz, Gallagher, Artiano, Shinoff & Holtz, San Diego
  • Shook Lin & Bok, Singapore
  • Rodyk & Davidson, Singapore
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Fujian (Taiwanese)
  • Cantonese
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  • California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • New Zealand Bar, 2004 (but not formally admitted)
  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
  • LL.M. Transnational Business Practice
  • Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, United Kingdom
  • LL.B. Second Degree Upper Division Honors
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • Singapore American Business Association
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • California Minority Counsel Program
  • Leadership Contra Costa Class of 2006, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
  • BNI (Business Network International) Partners in Success
  • Ropers, Majeski, Kohn, Bentley, Wagner & Kane, Sacramento
  • Stutz, Gallagher, Artiano, Shinoff & Holtz, San Diego
  • Shook Lin & Bok, Singapore
  • Rodyk & Davidson, Singapore
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Fujian (Taiwanese)
  • Cantonese

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