Adam Fox is a co-founder of Brown Fox, serving as a go-to confidant and wise counsel for business leadership, ranging from billion-dollar companies to innovative start-ups. He excels at developing focused and effective legal strategies to address clients’ most critical issues throughout the entire lifecycle of their business. Whether it is addressing start-up issues, negotiating contractual relationships, exit planning, or structuring, negotiating, and closing deals, Mr. Fox appreciates the value of understanding the core functions, culture, and vision of his clients’ business.

I have worked with the attorneys of Brown Fox throughout my career as a dentist. Adam Fox has helped me with everything from a business divorce to the acquisition of a new practice. He listens with great attention to detail, takes the time to thoroughly answer questions and conducts himself with the highest level of professionalism. He confidently provides creative solutions to difficult issues. The dedication of Adam Fox to his clients is unmatched.

- Dallas-based Dentist

Adam Fox has consistently provided me with trusted, insightful guidance on structuring numerous transactions. From acquiring an operating company to restructuring an existing partnership, Adam’s reliability, integrity and wisdom has been an invaluable part of my business for over 10 years.

- CEO, midstream oil company

Adam is an attorney with a rare combination of business knowledge and legal skill who has used a friendly, direct approach to advise and guide us through many business transaction over the last ten years.

- COO, oil and gas company
Practice Focus & Experience

Mr. Fox focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, business formation and start-up counseling, contract negotiation and drafting, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. He also serves as outside general counsel for Texas-based companies, providing advice and assistance with legal, advisory, and compliance matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mr. Fox represents buyers, sellers, and investors in the full lifecycle of private sales, acquisitions, and strategic investments. He has extensive experience handling all aspects of M&A transactions, including:

  • Letters of intent, term sheets, indications of interest, and other similar documents outlining the preliminary commitments of the parties prior to the negotiation of definitive agreements.
  • Purchase Agreements (both asset and equity sales).
  • Mergers, joint ventures, and strategic partnerships.
  • Private equity and venture capital investments.
  • Debt and equity financing.
  • Ancillary agreements, such as promissory notes, lines of credit, security agreements, retention agreements, and escrow agreements.
  • All aspects of due diligence, including compiling and drafting disclosure schedules.
Business Formation & Start-Up Counseling

Mr. Fox has extensive experience in advising entrepreneurs in business formation and start-up issues such as management structure, governance, fiduciary duties, raising capital, key employee incentives, exit planning, business succession, dispute resolution, and tax classification, among others. Successfully navigating these issues at the outset of a business will make operating the business much easier and will help founders avoid mistakes that can sink a business before it has a chance to succeed. Moreover, the opportunity for a seamless and successful exit from the business will greatly increase with proper early planning.

Contract Negotiations and Drafting

Mr. Fox has extensive experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating business contracts for the firm’s clients in all phases of their business. His practical approach focuses on clarity, conciseness, and plain language to express the business aspects of the deal without compromising on legal protections.

Corporate Governance and Operations

Mr. Fox advises privately held businesses on a full range of legal issues involving corporate governance, fiduciary duties, and operational matters, including:

  • Strategizing, negotiating, and drafting internal corporate governing documents (company/operating agreements, shareholders’ agreements, and the like).
  • Advising management/board of directors on fiduciary duties and responsibilities as well as compliance issues.
  • Raising capital.
  • Assisting clients with planning for an acquisition or eventual sale of the business and understanding the process for each.
  • Incentivizing key employees through equity or phantom equity grants.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating business contracts in all facets of the business.
  • Providing support and advice for disputes among management and/or ownership, including business divorces.
Outside General Counsel

Senior management teams must routinely coordinate and solve legal issues involving corporate governance, compliance, contract drafting and enforcement, employment, intellectual property, key acquisitions, exit planning, and commercial disputes. Mr. Fox serves as outside general counsel for Texas-based companies, providing advice and assistance with such legal, advisory, and compliance matters on an ongoing and as-needed basis. Mr. Fox not only relies on his experience as a corporate lawyer, but he also draws upon the experience of the firm’s lawyers in the key areas of labor & employment, dispute resolution, commercial litigation, intellectual property, and government investigations to advise clients on commercial disputes; patents, trademarks, and intellectual property licensing; protection of trade secrets; employment agreements and incentive plans; human resource issues; independent contractor agreements, non-compete/non-solicitation agreements; and government investigations.

  • Texas (1999)
  • State Bar of Texas (1999)
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., Cum Laude, (1999)
    • International Law Review
    • Dean’s List
  • University of North Texas, BA (1996)
    • Member of the UNT Soccer Team and Soccer letterman
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly & Super Lawyers (2021 – 2023)

Mr. Fox regularly provides pro bono legal advice to the firm’s charitable relationships. To learn more about the firm’s commitment to service in the community, click here.

I keep my dad’s 1958 little league “Best Hitter” baseball on my desk to remind me of the love and support my parents have given me at every stage of my life.

I get goosebumps every time I think of that trip to the Theater of Dreams for the Manchester Derby. A trip worth taking, even if you are not a soccer fan.

Since Ellis was born our friends have been asking whether she will ride horses or play soccer. As soon as she could walk I registered my vote.

More About Adam Fox

Adam and his family moved to Richardson, Texas in 1979. For over 40 years, he has lived and attended school in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area. Adam and his wife, Angela, have a daughter and live in Frisco. He enjoys jumping on the trampoline and playing Disney princesses with his daughter, traveling, following the English Premier League, and supporting his wife’s obsession with showing quarter horses.

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