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Christopher Noyes

Christopher B. Noyes

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Christopher Noyes

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 formerly served as the president of Fox Point Lutheran Church and continues to serve as its Vice President and on the Executive Committee and Church Council. He has been involved with a number of charitable organizations over the years, including Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee. Chris is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Rock the Green and as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy – Wisconsin. He is also a Trustee for the Village of River Hills.

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 1984

Professional Associations

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®

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Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1984, with honors

Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1979, Political Science, cum laude

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