Christopher J. Kirby

Chris Kirby practices corporate and securities law, including corporate governance and board representation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, and general corporate representation. With a wealth of legislative experience, including having managed and led key legislative and budgetary priorities as Chief of Staff to State Representative Trent Ashby, Chris provides bench strength to Enoch Kever’s practice that serves clients seeking legislative solutions for their business concerns.

Phone: (512) 615-1217

Professional Background

Professional & Community Activities

Professional Background


  • Counseled clients in mergers, acquisitions, and underwritten public stock offerings
  • Represented numerous companies and investors in venture capital financings
  • Provided general corporate advice and day-to-day legal support for many successful and growing venture-backed companies
  • Held a critical role in the crafting and negotiation of the public and higher education portions of the 2016-2017 biennial Texas budget, which exceeded $78 billion
  • Led negotiations and successfully passed multiple contested bills, including a constitutional amendment

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas


  • University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    - J.D., 2019, with Honors
    - Administrative Editor, Texas Law Review, Volume 97
    - Editorial Board Member, Texas Review of Law & Politics
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    - B.A., Government, 2011

Professional & Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Austin Stone Community Church, 2010-current
    − Marriage Mentor
    − Small Group Leader