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Christopher M. Carlisle Joins Dykema’s Growing Dallas Office

August 16, 2017

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Christopher M. Carlisle to its Corporate Finance practice group as a senior counsel in the firm’s growing Dallas office, which has now added four attorneys in the past two months. Prior to joining Dykema, Carlisle practiced at Locke Lord LLP before spending five years working as in-house transactional counsel at Dean Foods.

Carlisle’s practice is primarily focused on business transactions. He has extensive experience in the creation and reorganization of business entities and equity investment structures, including partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies. He also counsels clients in planning, negotiating and documenting different types of investment transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and asset purchases, as well as commercial lending. Carlisle also has experience in matters related to federal and state securities laws, and federal business income tax.

Carlisle spent several years as in-house counsel to a large, Dallas-based public company in the food and beverage manufacturing industry, where he provided advice on commercial transactions and regulatory compliance.

“Chris is a highly credentialed transactional lawyer who combines large firm training with meaningful in-house experience,” said Chris Kratovil, Managing Member of Dykema’s Dallas office. “We’re very excited to add him to our Dallas office.”

Carlisle earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and a B.A. from St. John’s College.