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
- Business Law
- Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law
- Dallas Bar Association
- Vice-Chair, Law in the Schools Committee
- Corporate Counsel Section
- Real Porperty Law Section
- United States Tax Court
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
Fifteen Things You Should Know About Selling Your Business... [ read ]
1. Company Records. When you first begin contemplating a sale, you need to make sure the business's records are in order and up to date. You want your business's records in good shape to produce to a potential buyer at the due diligence stage. Keep a minute book with annual minutes or annual unanimous written consents as well as consents (or minutes of special meetings) approving major transactions, such as loans, etc. Retain copies of all of the business's fully executed contracts (loan documents, customer agreements, vendor agreements). This way, there is no question whether the company is obligated under a contract for which you have only kept a partially executed copy.
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.