Matt Fry

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2007, cum laude, Order of the Coif, technology editor, SMU Law Review Association; Hatton W. Sumners Foundation Scholar

B.B.A., Finance and Economics, Baylor University, 2004, magna cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma

Admissions

Texas, 2007

Profile

Matt Fry is a partner in the Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. His practice focuses primarily on corporate and securities matters, with a concentration on public and private securities offerings. His other areas of practice include periodic reporting compliance with the SEC, corporate governance, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate planning and representation. Matt was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters, for Securities & Corporate Finance, 2014-2016.

Matt earned his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2007 and his B.B.A. from Baylor University in 2004.

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Securities Section, Program Chair

Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Featured in Texas Rising Stars 2016

Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers once again maintained a strong showing in the recently released Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory, with 39 lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition, eight more than last year.


Published by Thomson Reuters in March 2016

Selected Client Representations

  • A national bank in its preferred unit investment in a digital payments processor (2016)
  • A national bank in its preferred stock investment in a financial data processing and preparation business (2016)
  • A manufacturer and commercial provider of advanced prescription lenses, finished eyewear and vision technologies in a series of debt financings (2016)
  • Debt investment in a research and development company (2016)
  • Preferred stock investment in a technology solutions provider to the environmental management and agri-business industries (2016) 
  • A national bank in a proposed initial public offering by a national securities exchange (2016)
  • Preferred stock investment in a provider of regenerative medicine and therapy (2015)
  • A provider of human capital management software in a follow-on common stock offering (2015)
  • A clinical stage biopharmaceutical company in its reverse merger with a publicly traded company (2015)
  • Preferred stock investment in a technology solutions provider to the environmental management and agri-business industries (2015)
  • Preferred stock investment in a publicly traded junior resource company (2015)
  • Selling stockholders in a follow-on offering by a technology solutions provider to the global travel and tourism industry (2015)
  • A publicly traded seismic services company in its registered stock-for-stock merger with a publicly traded company (2015)
  • A telecom network infrastructure services company in a proposed initial public offering (2014)
  • A national bank in an initial public offering by an aggregator of consumer financial applications (2014)
  • A national bank in its preferred stock investments in a business payments company (2014)
  • A national bank in its preferred stock investment in a big data analytics company (2014)
  • A telecom network infrastructure services company in its registered A/B exchanges of debt (2014)
  • Acquisition of an in-building wireless services company (2013)
  • A telecom network infrastructure services company in its 144A offering of high-yield debt (2013)
  • A financial holding company in its registered sale to a publicly traded company (2012)
  • A publicly traded golf equipment manufacturer in its sale to an international sporting goods conglomerate (2012)
  • A national bank in a follow-on offering by an exploration and production company (2012)
  • A national bank in an initial public offering by a provider of foreign exchange trading solutions (2012)
  • A financial holding company in its sale of preferred stock (2011)
  • A telecom network infrastructure services company in its 144A offering of high-yield debt (2011)
  • A publicly traded broker-dealer in its registered public sale by merger to a publicly traded investment bank (2011)
  • An exploration and production company in its registered debt offering (2010)

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “The SEC’s New Guidance Regarding the Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” presentation, Haynes and Boone CLE Event, July 2016.
  • "Opinion Disclosures after Omnicare Potential Pitfalls in Registration Statements," presentation, Dallas Bar Association Securities Section, July 27, 2015.
  • "Private Placement Regulation Including the New Rule 506(c)," presentation, Business Law & Corporate Counsel Sections of the State Bar of Texas, June 2014.
  • "New York Stock Exchange Compliance," presentation, DAPA Corporate Securities Institute, September 2012.

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