Christian Gillikin, Associate

T 614.229.3293
F 614.221.0479
Columbus Office
T 614.221.3155
F 614.221.0479

Christian is an Associate in the Corporate and Business Practice Group.  He assists clients with business formation, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, contract drafting, and due diligence review. 

Christian also focuses his practice on retail gift card regulatory compliance and unclaimed property law compliance, including assessment of unclaimed property exposure, audit defense, and unclaimed property reporting.

Christian received his law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. While earning his degree, Christian worked as a Legal Extern for Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.  Christian served as the Black Law Student Association’s Community Service Chair and served as a Managing Editor on the Technology Law Journal.

Christian earned his undergraduate degree in Public Affairs from The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs. During his time between undergraduate and law school, Christian worked at the Ohio House of Representatives as a Legislative Aide and as a Law Clerk at a local law firm.

Christian is dedicated to helping clients with their various unclaimed property law strategic planning needs, including helping clients understand the unclaimed property laws and reporting requirements of all 50 states, coming up with creative audit defense strategies in single state and multi-state audits, providing thorough litigation research in unclaimed property law cases, and assessing whether novel property types are subject to escheat.  Christian also assists clients with regulatory compliance issues associated with retail gift card and payment card programs. Christian is a member of UPPO.

Affiliations and Civic Involvement

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization


  • The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., 2019)
  • The Ohio State University, cum laude (B.A. in Public Affairs, 2013)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio