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Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Christopher Maxwell

Christopher E. Maxwell

Partner
Phone: 404.364.7477
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Christopher E. Maxwell is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate Group and serves as chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies and Growth Equity Practice.

With more than a decade practicing law under his belt, Chris has closed over 300 venture capital, growth equity and M&A transactions for clients across the U.S. and internationally.

Chris primarily focuses his practice on representing clients in middle-market corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He regularly represents private equity and venture capital funds and their portfolio companies, angel investor networks, as well as venture capital-backed founder and family-owned businesses with a particular focus on technology and technology enabled business services firms.

For many clients, Chris also serves as outside general counsel, acting as trusted advisor and providing legal support across the organization and coordinating legal advice from other skilled attorneys within the firm.

He enjoys working with early-stage tech companies, adding value, making introductions to sources of capital and helping through the lifecycle of a company to a successful and meaningful exit. 

Chris sits on the boards of the TAG (Technology Association of Georgia) Corporate Development Society and the Florida Venture Forum.  He is also assisted in bringing the Atlanta Chapter of Keiretsu Forum to Atlanta which the firm sponsors. He is also active with the Southern Capital Forum and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).

Representative Experience

  • Represented Fulcrum Equity Partners in investment of advertising software company, Adzerk, Inc.
  • Represented construction software company, Flashtract, Inc. in its funding by Addition One, L.P.
  • Represented Vocap Investment Partners in investment of information technology services company, Boostr, Inc.
  • Represented logistics and data company, FreightWaves, Inc. in its funding led by Kayne Partners.
  • Represented Layr Holdings, Inc. in its funding led by Sandbox Insurtech and Flyover Captial.
  • Represented Coastal Cloud in strategic investment from Sverica Capital Management.
  • Represented ComplianceQuest in its Series A round led by Insight Partners.
  • Represented SovLabs in its acquisition by CloudBolt.
  • Represented Fulcrum Equity Partners during its acquisition of healthcare data analytics software company, Stratasan, LLC.
  • Represented Napier Park Financial Partners in its investment of financial technology company DadeSystems.
  • Represented Injury Funding LLC in its acquisition by Global Financial Credit, LLC.
  • Represented Educators Resource, Inc. in its acquisition by Gladstone Investment Corporation.
  • Represented FSLogix in its acquisition by Microsoft.
  • Represented Boathouse Capital in in its investment of marketing analytics company AnalyticsIQ, Inc.
  • Represented Fulcrum Equity Partners in investment of customer database platform, Ascent360
  • Represented Fulcrum Equity Partners in investment of financial technology platform, FattMerchant
  • Represented FSLogix, Inc. in its funding by Noro-Moseley Partners and TDF Ventures.
  • Represented MacStadium, Inc. in a growth equity investment led by Summit Partners and Noro-Moseley Partners.

Accolades

  • Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers, Corporate M&A Associate to Watch, 2014-2016
  • Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers, Corporate M&A Up and Coming, 2018
  • Georgia Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2017-2018

Membership

  • Board of Directors, Florida Venture Forum
  • Board of Directors, TAG Corporate Development Society
  • Recruiting and Screening Committee Chair, Venture Atlanta, 2017
  • Selection Committee Member, Fast 40, Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • Committee Member, Capital Connection, Atlanta Chapter of The Association for Corporate Growth