Christopher R. Johnson



Christopher is an Associate Attorney in Jones & Keller’s Banking, Lending & Financial Institutions, Business & Corporate and Securities & Finance practice groups. Christopher specializes in the representation of financial institutions with regard to regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, commercial and consumer lending transactions, as well as bank operations and general corporate matters. For his other public and private business clients, Christopher counsels and advises them with regard to organizational structure, formation, shareholder / partner agreements and other general business transactions.  Prior to joining Jones & Keller, Christopher served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at NBH Bank, a Colorado state-chartered community bank, where he advised members of executive management on legal issues pertaining to banking and financial regulation, commercial and consumer lending, litigation, employment law, privacy and information security, and real estate. In addition, Christopher counseled his client regarding public company matters including corporate governance and application of SEC regulations to the Bank’s publicly-traded parent company, National Bank Holdings Corporation. Christopher assisted with several major corporate transactions and events including National Bank Holdings Corporation’s initial public offering in 2012 and issuer tender offer in 2015. Christopher was also instrumental in the Bank’s upgrade of its core operating platform as well as its conversion from a national bank charter to a Colorado state-charter, both in 2015.


Christopher earned his juris doctor from Michigan State University College of Law. During law school, Christopher served as a staff member on MSU’s Journal of Business and Securities Law, and represented low-income clients in landlord-tenant matters through MSU’s Housing Law Clinic.

Christopher earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University with dual majors in Political Science and Organizational Communication.


In his free time, Christopher enjoys backpacking, fly fishing, skiing, and volunteering in his community.