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Luke Christianson

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Luke Christianson is an associate in the North America International Commercial Practice Group and resides in the Firm's Dallas Office.

Luke has a broad-based business-transactional practice focusing on complex cross-border corporate and commercial contract matters, with a strong emphasis on global brand expansion and international business growth.

Practice Focus

Luke’s practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial contract matters, with a strong emphasis on international transactions involving multi-national companies. His experience extends to international franchising, licensing, and distribution transactions, cross-border joint venture transactions, international mergers and acquisitions, international regulatory compliance, multi-jurisdictional corporate reorganizations, and international corporate formation and maintenance.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assists several leading casual dining, fast casual and quick service restaurants in their international franchise, joint venture and other international matters on a global level.
  • Assists major hotel brands expanding internationally via franchising in connection with negotiating and documenting franchise transactions, conducting local due diligence and regulatory compliance.
  • Assists global consumer goods and service providers with complex cross-border contract development, jurisdiction-specific due diligence, and ongoing legal compliance.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association - Member


  • Texas (2021)


  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude) (2021)
  • University of Dallas (B.A., cum laude) (2016)