Christina D. McAmis Associate (510) 451-3300 Download vCard LinkedIn

Download Bio

Christina McAmis is an associate with a focus on franchise and intellectual property matters. As a member of the Franchise and Intellectual Property practice group, Christina represents franchisors, franchisees, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. She assists clients with drafting franchise disclosure documents (FDDs),  review of FDDs, trademark license agreements, coexistence agreements, TTAB matters, trademark filings and maintenance, franchise compliance issues, and franchise consultation.

For over five years, Christina has assisted business owners enter the franchise space at a boutique law firm. Her practice spans multiple franchise verticals including food and beverage, janitorial, education, child enrichment, sports, multiple beauty brands, med-spas, and pet services, including pet funeral services. By representing both franchisors and franchisees, she understands the motivations, strategies, and legal regulations surrounding both sides of the franchise deal. This knowledge allows her to creatively problem solve for her clients whether franchisor, or franchisee. Christina enjoys engaging with her clients, learning about their business models, challenges, and goals, and helping them to develop their businesses.

During law school, Christina externed for the prestigious and Honorable Consuelo Callahan of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. At a young age, Christina shouldered responsibility and embraced challenges as an elite level gymnast. She tackled being a business owner before her eighteenth birthday. During her first year of law school Christina was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Defying the odds, she graduated with Great Distinction and built a thriving legal practice. She also enjoys helping others overcome obstacles and find success through advocacy and mentorship.

In her free time, Christina enjoys “geeking out” reading Fantasy and Science Fiction, participating in mock trials, and authoring articles for comic book events. She defended the comic book character the Winter Soldier in a mock trial at the San Diego Comic Fest  and wrote about Captain America’s theoretical military benefits. Her writing is featured on the BeTheBoss expert legal writers page and in Franchise Connect Magazine.

Today, Christina helps others achieve their dreams and discover their resilience through her legal practice, speaking engagements, and advocacy.

Christina is admitted to practice law in New Mexico and plans to sit the California Bar soon.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, ABA Forum on Franchising
  • Board Member, Gypsy Magic Equine Outreach


  • Named, Honoree, Leslie's Week, 2023


  • Contributing researcher and editor Understanding Torts 6th Edition – during law school

Past Speaking Engagements

  • Stage4Change Leslie’s Week educational speaker
  • National Franchise Show speaker on how to become a franchisor and things to watch out for while becoming a franchisee
  • Women’s Business Center speaker on topics such as Trademark, Corporate Structure, Estate Planning, and Franchise Education