Chris Williams

Attorney / Shareholder

Chris provides expertise across a spectrum of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and compliance, public company governance, private equity and venture capital financing and information technology contracting. As part of his practice, Chris also has experience with the Hart Scott Rodino Act in connection with the antitrust aspects of merger and acquisition transactions.

Contact

2500 Dallas Pkwy, Suite 600

Plano, TX 75093

972-378-9111

cwilliams@fbfk.law

Chris Williams

Corporate Law

Securities/M&A

Sports Business &
Public Venues Industry

Technology Industry

dallas
Representative Experience

 

  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Extensive experience with acquisitions and dispositions of both public and private companies in a variety of industries
  • Securities Offerings and Compliance: Representation of both issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings and secondary offerings; also experienced with tender offers, going private transactions and exchange offers as well as Exchange Act compliance
  • Technology Contracting: Significant experience in the negotiation and preparation of a variety of technology contracts, including software development, joint ventures, software consulting and licensing agreements
  • Emerging Companies: Focus on the formation and financing of emerging growth companies, including representation in connection with venture capital financing transactions
  • General Corporate: Representation of businesses in connection with general corporate law matters, including drafting and negotiating employment, joint venture, license and similar agreements, intellectual property protection and general corporate governance, planning and development
Admitted to Practice

 

  • State of Texas, 1995
Education

 

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 1995
    • cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Hatton W. Sumners Scholar
    • Research Editor, SMU Law Review
  • B.B.A., Economics, University of Oklahoma, 1992
    • magna cum laude
    • National Merit Scholar
    • Cortez Ewing Congressional Scholar
Professional Affiliations

 

  • State Bar of Texas; Member – Business Law and Entertainment and Sports Law Sections
  • Dallas Bar Association; Member – Securities and Mergers and Acquisitions Sections
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Sports Lawyers Association
Community Involvement

 

  • North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors (2004-2014)
  • North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, General Counsel (2012-2014)
  • North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Board of Directors and Secretary (2012-present)
  • DFW Beta Theta Pi Alumni Club
  • Dallas Junior Hockey Association, Volunteer
  • Texas Amateur Hockey Association, Volunteer
  • Coppell High School Hockey Association, Volunteer
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