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Chris Schmitt

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Schmitt, Chris

Biography
Chris's practice focuses on the representation of public and private companies in corporate transactions. Chris assists companies and private equity and venture capital funds in structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, raising or investing capital through private financing transactions, and public and private securities offerings, as well as assisting companies with general business transactional and securities law compliance matters.


Representative Experience
Securities and Private Equity
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  • Assisted with representation of Dell Inc. in connection with a number of investments in technology companies
  • Assisted with representation of private equity firms or issuers in preferred stock financing transactions
  • Assisted with representation of public companies and limited partnerships in public offerings of equity and debt and 144A private placements of debt
Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Represented Rules-Based Medicine Inc. in its $80 million sale to Myriad Genetics Inc.
  • Assisted with representation of Dell Inc. in connection with a number of acquisitions
  • Assisted with representation of private company in acquisition of chemicals business from public company
Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Education and Professional Background
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1999
  • University of Michigan, B.S. Political Science and Economics, 1996
  • Admitted to practice: Texas, 2000
Professional Recognition
  • Legal 500 U.S., Technology: Transactions, 2011, 2012 and 2014
  • Selected to theTexas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 2009, 2011 and 2012
Activities and Affiliations
  • Board Member: The Texas General Counsel Forum, Austin/San Antonio Chapter
  • Advisory Board Member: Texas Entrepreneurs’ Exchange (TeXchange) Austin Chapter
  • Member: American Bar Association; Austin Bar Association; Austin Young Lawyers Association


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Chris Schmitt
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Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3700
Dallas, TX 75201-2975

Tel  1.214.220.7712
Fax  +1.214.999.7708
cschmitt@velaw.com

Industries/Practices
Capital Markets and Securities

Corporate Governance and Compliance

Mergers and Acquisitions

Private Equity