Chris Noyes is a shareholder in the firm’s Milwaukee office and a member of the Corporate Practice Group. With a practice that encompasses general corporate, corporate governance, securities and corporate finance issues, Chris represents public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, mezzanine and senior debt financing, and public and private equity and debt transactions. Chris serves as a director of several private companies and provides legal and strategic advice to businesses and their management and boards of directors.
Chris joined the firm in 1984 after graduating with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He graduated from Williams College, cum laude, in 1979. He is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and previously served as the chair of the Corporate Practice Group for 15 years.
Chris has served two terms as President of Fox Point Lutheran Church and continues to serve on the Executive Committee and Church Council. Chris is currently serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy – Wisconsin and a member of its Executive Committee and serves as Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of Rock the Green, Inc. He is also a Trustee for the Village of River Hills. He has been involved with a number of charitable organizations over the years, including the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Conservation Voters and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee.
Admitted To Practice
Wisconsin - 1984
Milwaukee Bar Association
State Bar of Wisconsin
Village of River Hills – Member, Board of Trustees
Fox Point Lutheran Church – Vice President; Member, Executive Committee and Church Council
Rock the Green, Inc. – Member, Board of Directors
The Nature Conservancy, Wisconsin – Member, Board of Trustees
Williams Alumni Association of Wisconsin – Member
Recognized by the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters as a Green Tie Award Recipient
Recognized by Chambers USA (Corporate/M&A, 2006 - 2018)
Listed in Best Lawyers (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2006 - 2007, 2009 - present; 2016 Mergers and Acquisitions "Lawyer of the Year" in Milwaukee)
Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2005 - 2016)
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1984, with honors
Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1979, Political Science, cum laude