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Stephanie L. Chandler


Stephanie L. Chandler's practice emphasizes securities transactions, reporting and compliance; mergers and acquisitions; technology licensing and commercialization, and general corporate work. She assists clients with the formation of organizations, public and private offering of securities, governance issues and shareholder proxy contests, as well as Securities Act and Exchange Act compliance matters. Her clients include startup companies commercializing innovations in information technology and biotechnology, private investors and private equity and venture capital firms, and large privately held and publicly traded companies. Industries she serves include software, cloud & cybersecurity, health care and life sciences, oil and gas, energy trading, transportation and logistics, educational institutions and construction.

Ms. Chandler's track record of working with clients from the earliest stages of their development through significant liquidity events, typically in the role of outside general counsel managing the legal issues related to each growth stage, allows her to bring a uniquely broad-based perspective to the matters she handles.

Ms. Chandler also serves as the head of Jackson Walker's Technology section. She regularly represents companies in relation to emerging technology, data management and privacy issues, including ventures involved in or acquiring software and other technology development, outsourcing solutions, e-commerce and Web 2.0 strategies, cloud/software as a service (ASPs), and electronic data transfer.

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Representative Matters

  • Mergers and Acquisitions and Restructurings:

  • Representation of one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the nation in its acquisition of a refined products terminal in Linden, N.J. in a $142.5 million transaction.

  • Representation of seller of terminal assets and related pipeline in Texas and New Mexico, including pipeline serving military base and related government contracts.

  • Led the team advising the publicly traded seller of a refinery and related terminal, pipeline and feedstock assets for $115 million, including negotiation of the asset purchase agreement and complex transition and employee services agreements.

  • Representation of a large publicly traded master limited partnership in the sale of its joint venture interest in an interstate pipeline company valued at more than $36 million.

  • Represented construction firm in the acquisition of a major industrial services provider that serves Fortune 500 clients, providing a wide range of enhanced services in engineering, construction, maintenance, turnarounds, and fabrication.

  • Representation of purchaser of all of the equity interests in a company that owns crude oil, diesel, naphtha, and vacuum gas oil storage facilities, in a transaction valued at approximately $45 million.

  • Acquisition of electronic file transfer software company by a publicly traded technology company to strategically broaden product portfolio.

  • Restructure of technology-related assets in connection with $120M syndicated secured credit facility to finance leveraged management buyout of services company.

  • Buyer representation in acquisition of oilfield equipment manufacturing and distribution company through leveraged management buyout; assistance to new owners in the international expansion to Canada and Latin America.

  • Represented construction firm in the acquisition of a major industrial services provider that serves Fortune 500 clients, providing a wide range of enhanced services in engineering, construction, maintenance, turnarounds, and fabrication.

  • Public Company Offerings, Compliance and Corporate Governance:

  • Represented issuer in registration on Form S-1 of secondary offering by selling stockholder of $470M in issuer's common stock.

  • Represented newly registered spinco in $2.3B spinoff of retail operations from Fortune 50 NYSE-traded energy company and related 144A offering.

  • Offering and subsequent registration by NASDAQ listed company of $13.7M in common stock utilizing a Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPE) structure.

  • Tax free spin-out of public subsidiary in the technology space from publicly traded parent in the telecommunications space.

  • Served as primary company counsel for newly NYSE-listed $2.3B market cap public company in development of all disclosure controls and procedures for all financial reporting, insider trading policies, committee charter adoption, board meeting calendar addressing all regulatory requirements, board meeting processes and procedures including board book content best practices and other governance processes and procedures. Engagement, due to this being the result of a Form 10 spinout transaction, was to build these systems from the ground up given client's newly constituted board, committees and executive management team.

  • Contested proxy solicitation related to amendments to publicly traded company's formation documents to modify shareholders rights and permit stock split through authorization of additional shares.

  • Private Offerings and Governance of Closely Held Businesses:

  • Fund counsel in formation of early stage technology fund.

  • Representation of investor group in multiple investments in oilfield data collection, storage, visualization and decision analytics software as a services provider used to manage production and pipeline systems.

  • Private placement of multiple series of preferred stock by energy storage application company, including negotiation of financing by state-sponsored early stage investment fund.

  • Investor representation in frac water treatment venture through multiple rounds.

  • Private placements of common stock and private placement of convertible debentures by medical device company.

  • Guided multiple management teams of closely held private companies in relation to matters related to discontented shareholders including buyout of adverse shareholder positions.

  • Finance Transactions:

  • Negotiation of $22M credit facility financing real estate acquired in connection with the acquisition of dealerships by a privately held heavy equipment dealer.

  • Team member in a $67M financing of the purchase of natural gas plant and pipeline assets.

  • Technology Transactions:

  • Developing, Negotiating and Analyzing software and services contracts.

  • Assisted in the development of a services agreement contract regimes for multiple application service providers in the health care industry and related privacy compliance analysis.

  • Assisted in the development of a new software, service and maintenance contract regime for a biometric technology vendor.

  • Prepared standardized end user licensing approach for document management software company to assist in the successful targeting of clients in the AmLaw 100.

  • Assistance with adoption of open source licensing structures and ancillary fee for service business models.

  • Acquisition and divestiture of technology-related ventures:

  • U.S. counsel in acquisition of software providing solutions to the oil and gas industry globally, including 3D seismic geomodeling applications by Canadian-based seismic technology company.

  • Assisted large construction firm with multiple acquisitions with due diligence review of software licenses, electronic document retention policies, issued patents and other technology related documentation in conjunction with acquisition of engineering firm specializing in power plant development and operation and ancillary software companies.

  • Acquisition of technology consulting services company by traditional bricks and mortar oil and gas industry parts manufacturer.

  • Assistance with providing ecommerce related solutions:

  • Assistance in the development of policies in relation to security and enforceability for online transactions.

  • Assist in the capacity of outside special counsel to energy derivatives trading firm in conjunction with their data acquisition technology solutions, technology law compliance issues and all software licensing issues.

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Organization Membership

Ms. Chandler serves as a member of the Emeritus Board of Directors for United Way's Masters Leadership Program, working to educate non-profit volunteer leadership equipping them for board service for the betterment of the San Antonio community. She serves as a member of the San Antonio Medical Foundation Board of Directors, where she chairs the Grant Committee, the Board of the South Texas Women's Energy Network, where she is Program Development Chair; and is a member of the advisory board for the San Antonio Clean Technology Forum. She is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of Family Services Association of San Antonio, where she has also co-chaired the Program Evaluation Committee and was the founding co-chair of the agency's largest fundraising event. During her service on the Board, the agency grew from an annual operating budget of over $3M to an annual operating budget of over $30M. Ms. Chandler is on the Texas Research & Technology Foundation Board of Trustees that supports the growth of the bioscience and tech-based industry sectors by enhancing and leveraging the capabilities and assets of universities and research institutions, where she will also serve as a member on the Investment Committee, which is charged with determining which regional emerging growth companies will receive investments by the Board's McDermott Legacy Fund.

Ms. Chandler is an active member of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, where her contributions have included chairing the Energy and Sustainability Committee of the Public Affairs Council, serving on the Nominating Committee, and serving as a member of the Steering Committee for Leadership San Antonio XXIX and graduating from and serving as Vice President of her Leadership San Antonio XXVIII class. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, where she previously chaired LeadSA's SustainAbility program during the inaugural period of the educational series. Ms. Chandler also served for two consecutive terms on the Advisory Council for University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering.

Ms. Chandler is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, and the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the Venture Capital Committee and the Committee on E-Commerce for the Texas Bar Association Business Law Section and is a member of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.

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Peer Recognition

Ms. Chandler is a repeat selection to the "Rising Star" list (2005-2014) by Thomson Reuters, and she was one of five lawyers in the state featured in the special 2005 "Super Lawyers" supplement included in Texas Monthly magazine. "Rising Stars" are voted on by "Super Lawyers" who have seen them in action. Only the attorneys who receive the top 2.5% of the vote are named "Rising Stars."

Ms. Chandler was selected by the San Antonio Business Journal as one of "40 Rising Stars Under 40," recognizing her accomplishments in business, community, and career. She was named to the "Who's Who in Energy" list (2012-2015), and in 2011, she was named an "Outstanding Lawyer — Rising Star" by the publication. She was recognized by Scene in S.A. as one of 13 outstanding young professionals under 30 in the San Antonio Community (2004), as a "Rising Star" in the San Antonio Legal Community (2005-2009), and as a San Antonio "Best Lawyer" (2009, 2012 - 2014).

In 2014, Ms. Chandler was part of the team awarded the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce's ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award, which recognizes women leaders and organizations that encourage women to achieve their full potential. In 2010, she received the Young Professional Award for Community Service from the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, an award given to a young professional who has demonstrated outstanding service, participation and leadership in his or her community.

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Speeches / Publications

Ms. Chandler is a regular author, public speaker and guest lecturer, having written the following articles and given the following presentations.

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Practice Areas

B.S.B.A. Finance, with highest distinction, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
  • Articles Editor, Virginia Journal of Law and Technology; Program Director, Action for a Better Living Environment (ABLE).
Bar Admissions

  • 1999, Texas
  • 2000, Nebraska
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