Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at amagazi
With a dual JD/MBA, entrepreneurial spirit, and an array of business experience, Chris Johnsen offers an unrivaled, dual approach to solving the toughest problems facing today’s businesses. His legal expertise spans small to large corporate clients in a variety of industries. In addition, his experience as a business owner in various industries has uniquely prepared him to bring business-centric judgment and perspective to his clients. The result is a lawyer who speaks strategy in plain language—which is rare enough on its own—with all the finesse and negotiating skills that accompany a decade of legal practice.
Chris is currently the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of amagazi, a hybrid ad agency consulting firm that fuses top-notch strategic plans and creative content to create opportunities and maximize revenue for businesses. amagazi’s unique approach launches companies, shapes concepts, and helps existing brands see differently. amagazi gets up close and personal with businesses to custom-craft incredible work you can’t find anywhere else.
Before joining amagazi, Chris was a partner at international law firm Holland & Knight, where he represented both small and large corporate clients in a wide range of corporate matters. His practice specializes in business law, and he has experience representing clients in various industries, including oil and gas, transportation, healthcare, technology, medical, entertainment, retail, financial services, securities, and real estate.
Chris is heavily involved in the community. He serves on the boards of several organizations, including the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Houston, and the Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce. He is an advocate for diversity and is proud to call Houston—the most diverse city in the United States—home.