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

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2007

Profile

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. Matt was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition by Thomson Reuters for Securities & Corporate Finance, 2014-2015.

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  
  • American Bar Association  
  • Dallas Bar Association

Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Acknowledged in Texas Rising Stars 2015

Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers maintain a strong presence in the latest Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory with a substantial group of 31 firm lawyers chosen for inclusion in the 2015 edition.


Published by Thomson Reuters in March 2015

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

Selected Presentations

  • "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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