W. Christopher Bakewell
Duff & Phelps

Chris Bakewell is a Managing Director located in Duff & Phelps' Houston office. Chris' client assignments have included the valuation and strategic management of businesses and intellectual property rights, the valuation of companies and intangible assets in connection with business transactions, transaction-related advice and due diligence, as well as audits and investigations.

Chris' experience also includes providing consulting services in connection with business disputes. Chris has deep experience in matters involving patent infringement, breach of contract, theft of trade secrets, diminution of business value, trademark and copyright infringement, as well as other matters. He has testified in litigation and arbitration settings.

Chris was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. He holds a MBA in Finance from the University of Maryland at College Park, where he was a graduate fellow, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University, where he graduated with high honors. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser and a Certified Licensing Professional.