310 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1744 USA
Chris Trester is of counsel in the Palo Alto office of Gibson Dunn, where he practices in the Corporate Department. He focuses his corporate practice on mergers and acquisitions, including cross-border transactions, spin-offs, tender offers and going private transactions, with a specific emphasis on the tech and life science industries. He also counsels companies on general corporate matters, corporate governance and accounting issues. Additionally, he has significant experience in venture capital and equity capital markets transactions.
Prior to his legal career, Chris was a manager at a Big 4 accounting firm in both its audit and transaction services practices. He has been a CPA since 2008.
Outside of his professional career, Chris is active in his community. He is a board member and treasurer of the Redwood City Little League and an executive member of a charity golf tournament raising funds for local scholarships. Additionally, he coaches his three kids in basketball, baseball, soccer and flag football.
Chris received his law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law, cum laude, in 2013 and earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2005. He is a member of the State Bar of California.
University of California - Hastings - 2013 Juris Doctor
University of California - Santa Barbara - 2005 Bachelor of Arts