Christopher L. Tinen

Professional Summary

Christopher L. Tinen’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law representing public and private companies handling all aspects of securities law compliance, startup formation, and a wide array of financings including registered offerings, PIPEs and venture financings.

Prior to joining Procopio, Christopher was an associate at a boutique corporate law firm in Palo Alto, where he represented a wide range of technology startups in their corporate matters, formations and venture financings.  During law school, Christopher served on the Executive Board of the Chapman Law Review.

Representative Matters

  • Advises small-cap OTC public companies on uplisting to Nasdaq and NYSE, including financings and corporate governance matters.
  • Represents online horse racing syndication platform company in its ongoing multi-million dollar Regulation A (Reg A) offering involving novel series LLC structure.
  • Represented Nasdaq technology company in its $10M at-the-market follow-on public offering.
  • Represented Mexico-based VC firm in its $7M Series A lead investment into Silicon-Valley-based SaaS analytics company.
  • Represents companies in Regulation CF “crowdfunding” offerings, as well as Rule 506(c) advertised offerings.
  • Represented high-performance computing systems company in its Nasdaq initial public offering (IPO).
  • Represented a high-speed wireless data delivery company in its Reg A offering.
  • Represented publicly-traded thermal energy company in public shelf offering of up to $15M.
  • Represented an agriculture technology company in its Series C Preferred Stock Financing.
  • Represented a Silicon Valley-based enterprise sales technology company in its Series B Preferred Stock Financing.
  • Represented a Silicon Valley-based integrated healthcare technology company in its Series A Preferred Stock Financing.
  • Represented an advertising technology company in its Series A Preferred Stock Financing.
  • Represented an image search technology company in its sale to a major retailer.
  • Represented Silicon Valley-based technology start-up companies in their formation and early-stage. financings.
  • Represents public companies in public and private financings, securities law compliance and related corporate matters.


  • JD, Chapman University School of Law, 2011 (Chapman Law Review)
  • BS (Finance), San Diego State University, with distinction, 2008

News Coverage

  • “M&A: One Stop Systems Buys German Tech Supplier with Help from Procopio," San Diego Daily Transcript, November 20, 2018.
  • Julie Bawden Davis. “Could a Nontraditional IPO Be Right For Your Company?” American Express Open Forum, April 13, 2018.
  • “One Stop Systems Goes Public with Help from Procopio, Dickinson Wright,” San Diego Daily Transcript, February 6, 2018.