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Christine Nicholas

Partner
PHONE   208.385.5470
FAX   208.385.5384
EMAIL   cnicholas@hawleytroxell.com
 

Christine Nicholas is a seasoned business, real estate, and finance attorney whose experience includes domestic and international transactions for large and small clients. As former in-house counsel and assistant secretary for J.R. Simplot Company, Christine understands that a client needs timely, cost-effective, and practical legal solutions to business problems. Chambers USA described Ms. Nicholas as a “stand-out lawyer . . . praised for her blend of commerciality and pragmatism” and a lawyer who “impresses with her direct yet personable manner and business acumen.” She counsels clients in contract negotiation, business formation, business acquisitions and sales, commercial transactions, real estate acquisition, development and leasing, finance transactions, and general
business matters.


Education

LAW SCHOOL University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 1985

UNDERGRADUATE University of Massachusetts School of Business Administration, B.B.A., cum laude, 1982

Community Activities

American Bar Association – Business Law Section and International Law Section, member

Idaho State Bar – International Law Section, Chair, Treasurer, Secretary

Idaho State Bar – Business and Corporate Law Section, Chair, Treasurer

Idaho State Bar – Real Estate Section – member

Ballet Idaho, Board Member 2003-2007, Secretary 2009-2016

Boise Saddle and Jump Club, President 2005-2007

Volunteer presenter on Choice of Business Entity at SBA/SCORE programs, 1989-1991

 


Christine Nicholas

Partner
PHONE   208.385.5470
FAX   208.385.5384
EMAIL   cnicholas@hawleytroxell.com

Biography

Christine Nicholas is a seasoned business, real estate, and finance attorney whose experience includes domestic and international transactions for large and small clients. As former in-house counsel and assistant secretary for J.R. Simplot Company, Christine understands that a client needs timely, cost-effective, and practical legal solutions to business problems. Chambers USA described Ms. Nicholas as a “stand-out lawyer . . . praised for her blend of commerciality and pragmatism” and a lawyer who “impresses with her direct yet personable manner and business acumen.” She counsels clients in contract negotiation, business formation, business acquisitions and sales, commercial transactions, real estate acquisition, development and leasing, finance transactions, and general
business matters.


Education

LAW SCHOOL University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 1985

UNDERGRADUATE University of Massachusetts School of Business Administration, B.B.A., cum laude, 1982

Community Activities

American Bar Association – Business Law Section and International Law Section, member

Idaho State Bar – International Law Section, Chair, Treasurer, Secretary

Idaho State Bar – Business and Corporate Law Section, Chair, Treasurer

Idaho State Bar – Real Estate Section – member

Ballet Idaho, Board Member 2003-2007, Secretary 2009-2016

Boise Saddle and Jump Club, President 2005-2007

Volunteer presenter on Choice of Business Entity at SBA/SCORE programs, 1989-1991

 


Memberships & Accolades

Memberships

Idaho Supreme Court

Idaho State and Federal Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Idaho Bankers Association, member

ACREL – American College of Real Estate Lawyers

ACMA – American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Accomplishments

Martindale Hubbell – AV Preeminent Rating

Best Lawyers in America© – Corporate Governance Law

Chambers and Partners – Corporate/Commercial and Real Estate

Mountain States Super Lawyers – Business/Corporate

Idaho Business Review, Leaders in Law Award, Firm Associated Partner, 2016

Burton Award for Legal Excellence, 2009, awarded at a Library of Congress awards ceremony featuring Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The award was presented for Ms. Nicholas’ article “Teach an Old UCC Dog New Tricks, An overview of the U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods,” published in Business Law Today, Vol. 18, No. 1, Sept./Oct. 2008.

National Association of Women Business Owners, Boise Chapter, Woman of the Year Leadership Award, 2009

Women’s and Children’s Alliance, Tribute to Women in Industry (TWIN) Award, 2000


Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

“I Might Be Liable for What?” Business Formations and what it means to act like a corporation. Zions Bank Business Resource Center, August 4, 2016

“To Lease or Not to Lease! Considerations for the Construction Financial Manager When Leasing Equipment.” Presented to Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), April 28, 2016

“Breaking up is (Not so) hard to do.” Tenant Evictions. Presented to the International Real Estate Management Association-Snake River Chapter, May 2015

“Drones” and “Farm Leases”, Presented to Leadership Idaho Agriculture at the Idaho and Ag Summit, February 18, 2015

“THE TIE THAT BINDS: Covenants and Equitable Servitudes” The Tie That Binds – Covenants and Eq Servitudes

“The ABC’s of the CISG, seminar course materials, presented February 2014

“International Data Privacy Laws – A Select Survey,” seminar course materials presented January 2013

“Innovation and the Law: Entering New Markets – from Commercializing to Internationlizing,” seminar course materials, November 2011

“A Comparison of the UN Convention for the International Sale of Goods and Idaho’s Uniform Commercial Code,” The Advocate, Vol. 52, No. 9, September 2009

“Teach an Old UCC Dog New Tricks, An Overview of the U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods,” Business Law Today, Vol. 18, No.1, September/October 2008

“What is a Business Lawyer?” The Advocate, Vol. 49, No. 9, October 2006

“What’s a Director to Do?” The Advocate, Vol. 49, No. 9, October 2006

“Article 2A – Equipment Leasing,” seminar course materials, May 2005

“Negotiating Difficult Clauses in Business Agreements,” seminar course materials, May 2002

“Third-Party Legal Opinions – Secured Financing Transactions,” seminar course materials, February 1993