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Christopher Lane Davis Christopher Lane Davis, Esq.
Co-Head, SBIC Program
McCarter & English, LLP
New York, NY

Mr. Davis represents clients in matters relating to the small business investment company program, domestic and international venture capital, and private investment partnerships.

He has been actively involved in the private venture capital industry for over twenty years, representing private equity funds and institutional investors, in both domestic and offshore funds. In addition to his work with private clients, Mr. Davis also acts as a consultant to government agencies on matters related to the venture capital industry.

Earlier in his career, he worked as a consultant for the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and was a Resident Counsel at The Ford Foundation.

Mr. Davis was a participant in the Federal Housing Finance Board project on the new Federal Home Loan Bank authority to invest in SBICs. He was also a participant in the Office of Advocacy project to develop model investment documentation for the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Mr. Davis has lectured extensively on the SBIC program, venture capital investment, and many related subjects. In addition, he authored or edited a variety of articles, including "Reference Materials for the Small Business Investment Company Program".

Mr. Davis also wrote the content for, an Internet web site providing legal and regulatory resources for the small business investment company industry.


J.D., Yale Law School, 1973
B.A., Yale University, cum laude, 1970

Admitted to Practice

New York
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Memberships and Professional Activities

American Bar Association
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
National Association of Small Business Investment Companies, Associate Member
SBIC Reinvention Council of the U.S. Small Business Administration, 1995

Capital Formation Institute, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach
University at Buffalo, 1576 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst, NY 14228

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