Matt Fry



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

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2007


Matt Fry is an associate in the Securities/Capital Markets and Investment Funds practice groups in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. His practice focuses primarily on corporate and securities matters, with a concentration on public and private securities offerings. His other areas of practice include state and federal corporate and securities compliance, including under the Securities Act, Exchange Act, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act; sales of assets and stock; and general corporate planning and representation. 

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

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • "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. 

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas  
  • American Bar Association  
  • Dallas Bar Association


Super Lawyers

Texas Rising Stars 2014

Thirty-two Haynes and Boone lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory. Compiled through peer nominations and research, the Rising Star distinction is given to only two percent of young attorneys in Texas.

Selected Client Representations

  • Representation as outside securities counsel companies listed on the NYSE or NASDAQ or traded over the counter in the banking, telecommunications, retail, technology and energy industries
  • Underwritten securities offerings, including common stock offerings, debt offerings and initial public offerings 
  • Private offerings under Rule 144A and Regulation D
  • Representation of selling stockholders in public offerings
  • Reporting obligations under the Exchange Act and conducting annual and special stockholder meetings
  • Beneficial ownership reporting with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the preparation of filings on Schedule 13D, Schedule 13G, Form 13F and Forms 3, 4 and 5
  • Troubled Asset Relief Program compliance
  • Compliance with corporate governance regulations, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and NYSE and NASDAQ listing standards
  • Mergers and acquisitions involving public and private entities

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