Press Release

Chris Kang Receives APIS Best Lawyer Under 40 Award

April 11, 2016

Haynes and Boone, LLP proudly announces that Associate Chris Kang has been named the Best Lawyer Under 40 by the Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) of the Texas State Bar.

The Best Lawyer Under 40 Award recognizes talented individuals within the Asian Pacific American legal community under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence and distinction in their fields — be it the practice of law, academia, business, civic and charitable affairs, the judiciary, or politics — and have demonstrated a strong commitment to civic or community affairs.

At the firm, Kang has served as a trusted adviser to numerous companies, financial institutions and private investment funds with respect to complex matters involving employee benefits, ERISA, and executive compensation. He is the go-to person for financial institutions and investment funds for practical advice and solutions on ERISA-related matters that will help further their business goals. Kang is often called upon to analyze and structure investment funds in cases that involve investments by private and governmental employee benefit plans, and to counsel investment advisers in cases where they manage “plan assets” subject to ERISA.

Kang also regularly advises both borrowers and lenders with respect to ERISA matters involved in all types of financing transactions, and in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions, he regularly advises both buyers and sellers with respect to employee benefits and compensation issues, including, without limitation, issues related to pension liabilities, health and welfare liabilities, nonqualified deferred compensation obligations, severance obligations, and change in control obligations.

Formed in 1995, the Asian Pacific Interest Section (APIS) of the State Bar of Texas was created to be a state-wide umbrella organization to advocate and promote the common professional interests of lawyers of and interested in Asian Pacific American heritage, community, and culture.