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Byron F. Egan

Biography

Byron F. Egan is engaged in a corporate, partnership, securities, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and financing practice. Mr. Egan has extensive experience in business entity formation and governance matters, M&A, and financing transactions in a wide variety of industries including energy, financial, and technology. In addition to handling transactions, he advises boards of directors and their audit, compensation, and special committees with respect to fiduciary duty and other corporate governance issues, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, special investigation, and other issues.


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Organization Membership

Mr. Egan is Senior Vice Chair and Chair of Executive Council of the M&A Committee of the American Bar Association and served as Co-Chair of its Asset Acquisition Agreement Task Force, which wrote Model Asset Purchase Agreement with Commentary (2001). He is Chair of the Texas Business Law Foundation; is a former Chair of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and former Chair of that section's Corporation Law Committee; and on behalf of these groups, has been instrumental in the drafting and enactment of many Texas business entity and other statutes. He is also a member of the American Law Institute.

Community Involvement

Mr. Egan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Chancellor's Council of the University of Texas System, immediate past President of the Friends of the University Park Public Library, and President of the Clan Egan Association USA/Canada. In 2012, the Order of Clans of Ireland was bestowed upon Mr. Egan.


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Peer Recognition

For over ten years, Mr. Egan has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Corporate, M&A, or Securities Law, and in 2011, he was named the "Dallas Best Lawyers Corporate Compliance Law Lawyer of the Year." He won the Burton Award for Legal Achievement in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2009. He has been recognized as one of the top corporate and M&A lawyers in Texas by a number of publications, including Corporate Counsel Magazine, Texas Lawyer, The M&A Journal (which profiled him in 2005), and Who's Who Legal, which most recently included him as one of the International Who's Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers (2010-2012) and the International Who's Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers (2009 and 2011-2014). Mr. Egan was also named a "Super Lawyer" (2003-2013) by Thomson Reuters and a "Best Lawyer in Dallas" by D Magazine (2011-2013). In 2009, Mr. Egan's paper entitled "Director Duties: Process and Proof" was awarded the Franklin Jones Outstanding CLE Article Award and an earlier version of the article received the "Award for the Most Requested Article in the Last Five Years" by the State Bar Corporate Counsel Section.


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Speeches / Publications

Mr. Egan is a frequent author and lecturer regarding M&A, governance of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, securities laws, and financing techniques. Mr. Egan has written the following:

    • Co-Author, "Private Company Acquisitions: A Mock Negotiation," 116 Penn State Law Review 743 (2012)



    • Author, "Asset Acquisitions: Assuming and Avoiding Liabilities," 116 Penn State Law Review 913 (2012)



    • Author, "Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Directors and Officers in Texas," 43 Texas Journal of Business Law 45 (Spring 2009)



    • Author, "Major Themes of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act," 42 Texas Journal of Business Law 339 (Winter 2008)



    • Author, "Responsibilities of Officers and Directors under Texas and Delaware Law," XXVI Corporate Counsel Review 1 (May 2007)



    • Author, "Choice of Entity Decision Tree After Margin Tax and Texas Business Organizations Code," 42 Texas Journal of Business Law 171 (Spring 2007)



    • Author, "Communicating with Auditors After the Sarbanes-Oxley Act," 41 Texas Journal of Business Law 131 (Fall 2005)



    • Author, "The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Its Expanding Reach," 40 Texas Journal of Business Law 305 (Winter 2005)



    • Author, "Choice of Entity Alternatives," 39 Texas Journal of Business Law 379 (Winter 2004)



    • Author, "Congress Takes Action: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act," XXII Corporate Counsel Review 1 (May 2003)



    • Co-Author, "The Role of the Business Law Section and the Texas Business Law Foundation in the Development of Texas Business Law," 41 Texas Journal of Business Law 41 (Spring 2005)



    • Co-Author, "Asset Acquisitions: A Colloquy," X U. Miami Business Law Review 145 (Winter/Spring 2002)



  • Co-Author, "Choice of State of Incorporation – Texas Versus Delaware: Is it Now Time to Rethink Traditional Notions," 54 SMU Law Review 249 (Winter 2001)


He has also written the following articles:

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Education

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law


After law school, Mr. Egan served as a law clerk for Judge Irving L. Goldberg on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Bar Admissions

  • 1968, Texas
 
 
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