He regularly represents investment banks in connection with capital markets transactions, fairness opinions and other engagements. Kris also has counseled various start-up companies and venture capital firms in venture capital financings. A significant portion of his practice involves general corporate work for ongoing public company clients on matters such as SEC compliance, securities and disclosure issues and corporate governance matters.
Kris participated in a panel hosted by TheCorporateCounsel.net and presented on Brexit and the effects on current developments in capital raising. He is a frequent speaker on securities law and corporate governance topics at local and regional continuing legal education seminars. He was also a featured speaker in parts one and two of a three-part Financial Poise™ webinar series discussing the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act.
He annually participates in a panel at the RR Donnelly SEC Hot Topics Institute, and he is a past panelist at KPMG LLP’s Audit Committee Institutes. He also is a member of the Board of Advisors of TheCorporateCounsel.net and has authored articles published in Deal Lawyers and The Tax Lawyer.
Kris previously was an associate with Hale and Dorr LLP in Boston, Massachusetts. He joined Calfee in 2004 and became a partner of the firm in 2009.
- Capital Markets/Securities Transactions
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Board Counseling and Public Mergers & Acquisitions
- Public Reporting and Corporate Governance
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., The Tax Lawyer Notes and Comments Editor, 1999
- University of Washington, B.A., 1996
- State of Ohio
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts