Chris’ practice is focused on entity formations and business transactions, real estate transactions, and estate planning.  He overlays his practice with a general knowledge of tax and finance.  Chris has represented clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, complex tax-planned estate plans, private offerings of debt and equity securities, traditional loan financings, complex real estate partnerships and real estate acquisitions, business separations, private equity investments, venture capital and angel financings, employee incentive plans, and general corporate matters including entity formation, reorganizations and ongoing business counseling.

Education and Background

  • Admitted to bar, 2010, Texas
  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2016)
  • Baylor Law School (J.D., 2010, magna cum laude); Senior Executive Editor, Baylor Law Review
  • LeTourneau University (B.B.A., 2007)
  • Associate, Leffingwell Law, P.C., Round Rock, Texas (2010-2017)

Representative Experience

  • Counseling companies in connection with formation, governance matters and ongoing operations
  • Representing entities of various sizes in connection with mergers and acquisitions
  • Representing companies in connection with corporate finance matters, including private equity and venture capital transactions
  • Representing individuals with estate planning needs, including establishing tax-advantaged trusts
  • Representing companies with real estate acquisition matters, including establishing real estate partnerships and advising on real estate financing matters
  • Assisting companies with structural reorganizations
  • Representing shareholders in business separations

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association