Christopher Gulinello

Christopher Gulinello

Christopher Gulinello
Professor of Law
Director, The Lunsford Academy 

Professor of Law

"Teaching at NKU Chase has been the most rewarding experience of my professional life. My colleagues and students constantly engage, challenge, and even impress me. The quality of the faculty and students at NKU Chase has been the single most important contribution to my development as a teacher and a scholar."


Professor Gulinello received his J.D. from the University of Iowa in 1997, where he was a Note & Comment Editor for the Iowa Law Review. After graduating from law school, he briefly worked in New York City before moving to Taiwan to work as a foreign attorney for Huang & Partners and Baker & McKenzie (Taipei office).  In Taiwan, Professor Gulinello practiced general corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.

Upon his return to the U.S., he accepted a contract teaching position (Associate in Law) at the Columbia University School of Law, where he also earned his LL.M. degree.

Professor Gulinello's research interests include securities regulation, corporate governance, international business, private ordering, comparative law, and the law of Taiwan and the People's Republic of China.  He has published several scholarly articles discussing the law of the U.S., Taiwan, and the People’s Republic of China.  He is currently working on three textbooks:  Business Organizations: Practical ApplicationsA Reader in Chinese Business Law; and Primers on Contract Law.  

He is admitted to practice law in New York, and he is a member of the American Bar Association and the Order of the Coif.



  • BA, Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY)
  • JD, The University of Iowa
  • LL.M., Columbia University

Courses Taught

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Agency, Partnership, LLCs
  • Business Organizations
  • Chinese Business Law
  • Close Corporation Problems
  • Contracts I
  • Contracts II
  • Corporations
  • Ethics in Transactional Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Securities Regulation


BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS: PRACTICE APPLICATIONS, Vandeplas Publishing (forthcoming 2016)

Regulating Private Placements in China: A Principled Approach, NCCU China L. Rev. 117 (2013). SSRN

The Retail-Investor Vote: Mobilizing Rationally Apathetic Shareholders to Preserve or Challenge the Board’s Presumption of Authority, 2010 Utah L. Rev. 547 (2010). SSRN

The Mandatory Disclosure of State Corporate Law, 86 Neb. L. Rev. 795 (2008) Hein Online  SSRN  

Venture Capital Funds, Organizational Law, and Passive Investors, 70 Alb. L. Rev. 267 (2006) Hein Online  SSRN  

Engineering a Venture Capital Market and the Effects of Government Control on Private Ordering: Lessons from the Taiwan Experience, 37 Geo. Wash. Int'l L. Rev. 845-883 (4 2005) Hein Online  SSRN  

The Revision of Taiwan's Company Law: The Struggle Toward a Shareholder-Oriented Model in One Corner of East Asia, 28 Del. J. of Corp. L. 75 (1 2003) Hein Online  SSRN

Speaking Engagements and Recognitions

Discussant on paper, In Defense Of Concentrated Ownership, by Zohar Goshen and Assaf Hamdani, at The 2014 Annual Conference of Asian Law and Economics Association, hosted by the Taiwan National University College of Law (June 2014)