Kristen practices in the areas of Corporate and Real Estate. She focuses on corporate transactions, governance, and business formation and restructuring. Her real estate practice includes sales and acquisitions of improved and unimproved property, negotiation of management agreements and commercial leases, execution of like-kind exchanges and representation of local real estate developers. Kristen represents clients in various tax controversy matters, as well as lending transactions.
Kristen was admitted to practice in Texas in 2005.
- University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2005
- American Journal of Criminal Law, Managing Editor (2004-2005) and Chief Articles Editor (2003-2004)
- Baylor University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002
- Phi Beta Kappa
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Dallas Bar Association
- Vice-Chair, Law in the Schools Committee
- United States Tax Court
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
New Statute Provides Remedy for Overissuance of Stock... [ read ]
Often, shareholders of small and midsized corporations who also serve as the governing persons of those corporations must devote so much of their time and energy to business operations that corporate formalities may be overlooked and actions taken without proper approval. An example of such a situation is the issuance by a corporation of stock in excess of the number of authorized shares included in the corporation's Certificate of Formation, which happens more often than you would expect. Fortunately, a new amendment to the Texas Business Organizations Code ("TBOC") provides a relatively simple remedy for the overissuance of shares by Texas corporations.