Christopher Elam

Christopher Elam | Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP | Dallas, TX

Advertising and Media Law
Corporate Law

Senior Associate

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Christopher Elam has a general business and transactional practice and his clients are entrepreneurs and businesses of every size.   He guides his clients through each stage of the business life cycle, from formation, capitalization, governance, and growth, to exit strategies, asset or ownership sales, or winding up and dissolution.

Christopher has experience in a wide range of issues including advertising and marketing transactions, corporate governance, intellectual property and trademark, manufacturing and license issues, real estate transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions.  In addition, he has particular knowledge of the constantly evolving regulatory framework governing direct sellers and multi-level marketers.  Prior to joining Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter, he counseled owners and members of the Board of Directors of an approximately billion-dollar direct selling company.

Christopher’s experience encompasses representing a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, technology, restaurant, trucking, oil and gas, franchising, advertising and marketing, and professional services.  Christopher holds a Juris Doctor with high honors from the SMU Dedman School of Law, where he was an editor of the International Law Review. He received a Bachelor of Arts in the honors English program from the University of Texas at Austin.

Farrow-Gillespie Heath Witter LLP | Dallas, TX

Practice Areas

  • Business Transactions
  • Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Trademarks
  • Nonprofit Organizations


  • J.D., SMU Dedman School of Law, 2010
    • International Law Review, contents editor
  • B.A., The University of Texas (Honors English)

Previous Experience

  • Wilkins Law Group
  • Cantey Hanger, LLP

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas