About Chris Plummer

Legal Assistant: Kristy Alonzo | 512-615-2350 | kalonzo@thompsonhorton.com

Chris grew up with a mother who served as the President of the North East Independent School District in San Antonio and an attorney father whose legal practice establishes public private partnerships that merge the best parts of public good and private industry. Taking from their inspiration, Chris works to craft deals that often transform a community and protect the interests of the public through efficient use of public funds.

Chris is an associate in the Austin office of Thompson & Horton specializing in transactional law. Chris represents universities, colleges, and school districts in multi-million-dollar real estate acquisitions, condemnations, dispositions, development, and leasing agreements. Chris drafts customized construction agreements tailored to prevent disputes and explicitly detail the expectations for general contractors, construction managers, architects, subcontractors, and other stakeholders. He regularly negotiates and drafts agreements with cities, MUDS, special districts, TIRZs, utility providers, and developers and advises schools on potential developmental restrictions, local regulatory and land-use issues, easement concerns, and tax law problems. Chris has experience crafting and interpreting interlocal agreements between government entities.

Chris advises clients in general commercial transactions including goods and services procurements, licensing and technology transactions, curriculum licensing, and employment agreements. He counsels numerous governmental entities on compliance with bidding and procurement processes. He also advises governmental entities on regulatory matters, such as statutory authority, open meetings, and governance issues. Chris has been a critical member of investigative teams reviewing procurement processes and revising business and procurement policies.

In addition to his public clients, Chris has had the pleasure of helping private business clients grow through mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, significant real estate transactions, and business structuring. He has also advised businesses on complex commercial transactions and technology licensing, executive compensation and employment issues, and the protection of intellectual property. Prior to joining T&H, Chris practiced business and administrative law representing heavily regulated companies. Chris has had substantial experience representing and advising Medicaid healthcare operations in complex transactions, litigation, and administrative regulatory disputes with the state of Texas.

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