Chris Felts practices in general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, economic development and international business law. He offers a unique combination of legal know-how and pragmatic business sense to large and small companies doing business in the domestic market, U.S. ventures doing business abroad, and foreign-owned companies seeking to invest and do business in the U.S.
Chris’s experience includes corporate governance, drafting and interpreting contracts, buying and selling businesses, and women and minority business certification, as well as M&A. He helps his clients make use of available state and local economic development incentives.
Chris represents businesses of all sizes, ranging from small privately held local and national companies to larger multinational corporations with a global presence. Competent and resourceful, patient and approachable, Chris is appreciated by clients and colleagues alike for his ability to answer their domestic and international business law questions. Chris knows what it takes to keep his clients at the top of their game and is committed to delivering the advice, strategy and guidance needed to help them succeed.
Prior to the law, Chris enjoyed a thriving career in public service, serving in the office of Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh and for the Indiana Department of Commerce. His final post in state government was as deputy director of the International Trade Division of the Indiana Department of Commerce.
Having studied in Guadalajara and Barcelona and resided in Mexico City, Chris is fluent in Spanish, using his language skills with regularity for businesses involved in the Latin American market. Chris’ cultural savvy and calming presence allow him to problem-solve when and where it is needed most, especially when negotiating and closing high-value transactions.
Professional and Community Involvement
Chair, Indiana State Bar Association International Law Section
Former board chairman and a life director, Scecina Memorial High School
Board member and former president, Immigrant Welcome Center
Former president, Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, DePauw University
Recipient, Sagamore of the Wabash from Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan