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. 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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