Christopher P. Parrington

(612) 334-5000
Of Counsel
(612) 334-5050 Fax
Christopher.Parrington@KutakRock.com

Mr. Parrington is a senior attorney in Kutak Rock LLP’s Minneapolis office and a member of the firm’s securities and commercial litigation practice groups. In addition to his securities regulatory and compliance work, Mr. Parrington also is actively involved in representing businesses and business owners servicing the state-legal cannabis industry. In this capacity, he regularly advises companies providing financial services to members of the state-legal cannabis industry, advises clients involved in the manufacturing of products for the consumption of medical cannabis products, advises companies providing real estate- and manufacturing-based services to members of the state-legal cannabis industry, and advises individuals investing in businesses in the state-legal cannabis industry. He is frequently quoted by Marijuana Business Daily and has been quoted by the Los Angeles Daily News with respect to varying issues pertaining to the cannabis industry. He has also been a frequent contributor to Minnesota Attorney at Law Magazine on topics related to Minnesota's medical cannabis industry.

Representative Matters

  • Schmit Towing, Inc. v. Chris Frovik, Minnesota Court of Appeals, File No. A10-362.
  • QBE Insurance Corp. v. Twin Homes of French Ridge Homeowners Association, Minnesota Court of Appeals, File No. A09-929.
  • Hendel Construction, LLC v. Security State Bank of Howard Lake, Minnesota Court of Appeals, File No. A08-1248.
  • Equity Trust Company Custodian FBO Eisenmenger IRA, et al. v. Joseph A. Cole, et al., Minnesota Court of Appeals, File No. A08-1681.
  • Andrew Bloomquist v. Wisdom Development Group, Inc., Minnesota Court of Appeals, File No. A08-0367.
  • Esera Tuaolo v. Want Some Weather, Inc., et al., Minnesota Court of Appeals, File Nos. A07-2139, A08-0014 & A08-0044 .
  • Tenant Construction, Inc. v. Scott H. Mason, Minnesota Court of Appeals, File No. A07-0413.
  • Salon 2000, Inc. v. Chandra Lynn Dauwalter, et al., Minnesota Court of Appeals, File No. A06-1227.
  • Ran Mart Stucco, Texture & Drywall, Inc. v. Danna Homes, Inc., Minnesota Court of Appeals, File No. A05-2256.
  • Richard T. Ketterling v. Carolyn Hamilton, et al., Minnesota Court of Appeals, File No. A05-2119.
  • Edwin L. Sisam, et al. v. Workman Securities Corporation, FINRA Case No. 12-00259.
  • Katherine Williams v. Daniel Rickett, FINRA Case No. 12-02075.

Presentations 

  • A Navigational Guide to Investigating Financial Crimes in State-Legal Cannabis Market, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigator’s Midwest Annual Conference - October 2016.
  • How to Prevent Your Dispute from Turning from an Ant Hill into a Mountain,  Independent Broker Dealer Conference - September 2016.
  • Broker-Dealer Due Diligence Investigation, National Society of Compliance Professionals - 2015.
  • Can Broker / Dealers do Business with Investors in the Marijuana Industry?, Catlin US Independent Broker / Dealer Conference - 2014.
  • Broker – Dealer: Regulation of Electronic and Social Mediation Communications, National Society of Compliance Professionals - 2014.
  • General Investments: Supervision vs. Compliance Oversight, National Society of Compliance Professionals - 2014.
  • Broker – Dealer: E&O and D&O Insurance Issues Every Compliance Professional Should Know, National Society of Compliance Professionals Webinar - 2013.
  • Do You Have a Rogue Broker in Your Midst?, National Regulatory Service - 2013.
  • Anti-Money Laundering, National Society of Compliance Professionals, National Conference – 2013.
  • Broker – Dealer: Communications with the Public, National Society of Compliance Professionals - 2013.
  • Broker – Dealer: Branch Audits Including Risk Assessment, National Society of Compliance Professionals - 2012.
  • Broker – Dealer: Ethics, Compliance and Risk in Today’s World, National Society of Compliance Professionals - 2012.
  • National Business Institute CLE - 2011, 2012.
  • Broker – Dealer: How to Conduct a Branch Exam, National Society of Compliance Professionals - 2011.
    Instructor, Law Review CLE - 2011.

Media

 

  • "How Secure is the Security Industry?" (July 2016 Special Reprint) Currents, The National Society of Compliance Professionals. (Click "Publications" tab above to see entire article.)
  • "Securities and Marijuana: A Broker/Dealer’s Guide to Navigating through the Rules and Regulations Related to the Cannabis Industry" (May 2016 Special Reprint) Currents, The National Society of Compliance Professionals.
  • "Broker-Dealers and registered Reps Must Heed FINRA Disclosure Requirements" (June, 2015) Attorney at law Magazine, Twin Cities.
  • "Native American Tribes & the Evolution of Cannabis Laws" (May, 2015) Attorney at Law Magazine, Twin Cities. 
  • "Smooth Sailing: Minnesota Sticking to MMJ Timeline, Dispensaries on Track to Open in Summer" (March, 2015) Marijuana Business Daily.
  • "The Customer is Always Right in FINRA Employment Disputes" (January, 2015) Attorney at Law Magazine, Twin Cities.
  • "Crowdfunding: The New Way to Finance Your Startup" (November, 2014) Attorney at Law Magazine, Twin Cities.
  • "Is It Illegal To Do Business With Businesses In the Legal Drug Industry?" (July, 2014) Attorney at Law Magazine, Twin Cities.
  • "The Real Dope: Banking in the Age of Medical and Recreational Marijuana" (September, 2014) Mr. Parrington discusses evolving banking law regarding the emerging marijuana marketplace for the Minnesota Bankers Association News
  • "Cracking the Whip: FINRA Enforcement Action and Rule Changes Involving Private Placement in Outside Business Activities" (2012) DRI Today
  • "Fraudulent Practices of Real Estate Agents in Selling Bank-Owned Properties" (July, 2011) Minnesota Bankers Association News.
  • "Top 5 reasons to continue networking during a down economy" (October 2009). Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.
  • "Are You Sure You Have An "Expert" Witness?" (March 2013). Attorney at Law Magazine, Twin Cities.
  • "How Well Do Your Know 'Your Customer'? The Impact of FINRA Rules 2090 and 2111 on the Financial Services Industry" (January 2013) Attorney at Law Magazine, Twin Cities.