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Sabrina A. McTopy


Sabrina A. McTopy focuses her practice on organizing businesses and representing them in a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, securities compliance matters and private equity investments.The clients Ms. McTopy counsels are involved in energy services, exploration and production, technology, including biotechnology, and manufacturing and distribution.

Her experience also includes:
  • Mergers and acquisitions of and by public and privately held companies

  • Advising public and privately held boards on governance matters

  • Advising audit committees seeking independent counsel on transactions, governance matters and investigations of corporate misconduct

  • Initial and secondary public offerings

  • Periodic Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and compliance

  • Formation, structuring, and financing of new entities, including counseling entrepreneurs and founders regarding emerging company structuring, venture financing and related issues, and business plan review and advice

  • Joint venture and partnership formations and financings

  • Technology licensing agreements

As the leader of an acquisition or divestiture team, Ms. McTopy works closely with and has a keen awareness, and in some cases a working knowledge, of the tax, ERISA, labor, and environmental legal disciplines. Her experience as a tax accountant and knowledge of GAAP and SEC accounting regulations give her a deep understanding of her clients' financial statements and are invaluable in working with her clients' accountants.

Before joining Jackson Walker, Ms. McTopy was a partner in the Houston firm of Norton, Jacobs, Kuhn & McTopy, L.L.P. and a senior tax accountant with a major international accounting firm.

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Organization Membership

Ms. McTopy is a member of the American Bar Association and the Negotiated Acquisitions Committee of the ABA's Business Section, the State Bar of Texas and the Houston Bar Association.

Community Involvement

Ms. McTopy serves as a board member of the Eye Care for Kids Foundation and the Greater Houston Womens' Chamber of Commerce. She is also an advisory board member of The Woods Project, a wilderness education organization that connects inner-city kids with nature and science.

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Peer Recognition

Ms. McTopy has been named a "Top Lawyer" by H Texas magazine.

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  • Sabrina A. McTopy
Houston Office
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B.A., summa cum laude, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Number one graduate in the School of Business

J.D., Tulane University School of Law
Bar Admissions

  • 1985, Texas
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