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Sabrina A. McTopy


Sabrina A. McTopy organizes and represents businesses in mergers and acquisitions, private offerings of debt and equity securities, securities compliance, 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 includes:

  • Formation, structuring, and financing of emerging entities, including counseling entrepreneurs and founders regarding emerging company structuring, venture financing and related issues, and business plan review and advice
  • Mergers and acquisitions of and by public and privately held companies
  • Advising public and privately held management and boards on governance matters
  • Advising audit committees seeking independent counsel on transactions, governance matters, and investigations of corporate misconduct
  • Succession planning for privately held companies
  • Executive employment, severance, change of control, and noncompetition agreements
  • 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 accounting 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 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 is a board member of the Eye Care for Kids Foundation and the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Executive Women's Partnership Committee of the Greater Houston Partnership. She is a former board member of The Woods Foundation, a wilderness education organization that connects inner-city kids with nature and science, and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America.

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Peer Recognition

Ms. McTopy received the Lexology/International Law Office 2014 Client Choice Award in the General Corporate category for the State of Texas.

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Speeches / Publications

Ms. McTopy is has been a speaker or panelist on these topics:

  • What a Seller Needs to Know Before Signing a Letter of Intent: Leveling the Playing Field
  • Term Sheets and Valuations
  • Negotiating Term Sheets
  • Estate Tax Planning in a Rising Rate Environment: Time is Ticking
  • Texas Shareholder Oppression: Coming Soon to a Closely Held Company Near You
  • The Texas Business Organizations Code: The Revolution Is Here
  • Attorney Duties After Sarbanes-Oxley: Does it Matter Where the Issuer is Incorporated?
  • Lifting The Veil of Sarbanes-Oxley

Links to Publications

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  • Sabrina A. McTopy
Houston Office
T: 713.752.4265
F: 713.308.4140

  • Client Choice
Practice Areas

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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