Charles R. "Chuck" Kraus

Corporate & Securities
General Counsel Services


Fort Worth, TX
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Chuck is an international corporate lawyer with 20+ years of legal experience, 15 years of international experience, and 10+ years of public company GC experience. Chuck recently returned to private practice after a decade in-house as the GC of 3 different dual-listed public companies in the energy and technology/construction industries, where he led strategic transaction initiatives and capital markets transactions, provided practical day-to-day commercial advice, and was a trusted advisor to executive teams and boards of directors on a broad range of legal and governance matters. Chuck is a US and Canadian lawyer who spent 15 years living and working in Calgary, Canada where he represented public and private companies in cross-border M&A, joint ventures, and capital markets transactions. Chuck has served on a number of non-profit and private company boards of directors, and led complicated leadership changes, strategic plan development, and multi-million-dollar capital raising efforts.

Areas of Expertise

Capital Markets
Commercial Contracts & Transactions
Corporate Governance
Energy & Natural Resources
Joint Ventures
Mergers & Acquisitions
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Prior Associations

DIRTT Environmental Solutions
Bellatrix Exploration
Lone Pine Resources
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Rider Bennett LLP


University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Mitchell Hamline School of Law

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