Biography

Cale McDowell is a partner in Jackson Walker’s Corporate & Securities group and a member of its Mergers & Acquisitions, Fund Formation, Private Equity, International and Real Estate practices. Cale represents public and private companies, investor groups and investment fund sponsors in a broad array of engagements, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, the structuring and formation of investment funds, joint ventures and other entities, offerings of debt and equity securities and general corporate governance, securities and transactional matters.

Cale’s clients include private equity funds, private real estate investment funds, public and private real estate investment trusts, hedge funds and family offices, as well as large publicly traded operating companies, privately held companies and startup ventures in a wide variety of industries.

Cale is involved in both domestic and international transactions, including the representation of U.S. clients in significant cross-border transactions in the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Germany, India, Iraq, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Singapore, South Korea and Switzerland.

Community

  • Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
    • General Counsel
    • Board of Directors
    • Executive Committee
  • University Federal Credit Union
    • Board of Directors
    • Past Chairman, Supervisory Committee
  • UT Austin, School of Undergraduate Studies
    • Chairman of the Advisory Council
    • Founding Member
  • Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies, University of Texas at Arlington, Advisory Board Member
  • Vice Provost Search Committee, UT Austin, 2014
  • Dean Search Committee, School of Undergraduate Studies, UT Austin, 2012
  • Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education, Founding Member
  • Council of the Texas Exes
  • University of Texas Libraries, Advisory Council Member
  • Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas, Advisory Council Member
  • University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council
  • University of Texas Development Board

News & Events

  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Represents Velocis in Formation of $270 Million Real Estate Private Equity Fund

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  • Attorney News

    Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 36 ‘Super Lawyers – Rising Stars’

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  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Represents Virtus in Joint Venture for Development of 531-Bed Houston Student Housing Facility

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  • Highlights

    US-EU Agree on Privacy Shield to Replace Invalidated Safe Harbor

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  • Attorney News

    Cale McDowell Appointed General Counsel and Executive Committee Member of Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

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  • Publication

    Proposed Treasury Regulations Address Private Equity Management Fee Waivers and Profits Interests

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  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Represents Virtus in Financing and Development of Illinois Assisted Living and Memory Care Facilities

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  • Press release

    Velocis Fund I Ranked in Preqin’s Top 10 Best Performing Core Private Real Estate Funds

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  • Press release

    Jackson Walker Represents Tabernus in its Acquisition by Regenersis

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  • Attorney News

    William Hornberger, Cale McDowell, Steve Moore and Tom Groves Speak at Texas Society of CPAs’ 2015 Oil & Gas Institute

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  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Represents Freeman Group in Series A Investment in Pixia Corp.

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  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Represents Freeman Group in Acquisition of By George

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  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Represents Freeman Group in Series AA Venture Capital Investment

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  • Spotlight

    Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 32 ‘Super Lawyers – Rising Stars’

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  • Publication

    Cale McDowell Interviewed on Academic Research Libraries at the University of Texas

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  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Represents Molecular Rebar Design in Joint Venture Agreement

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  • Press release

    Cale McDowell Among ‘Up-and-Coming Attorneys’ Featured in ‘Austin Business Journal’

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  • Press release

    Jackson Walker Attorneys Participate in Whitley Penn Energy Seminar

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  • Publication

    IRS: Investment Fund Managers are Subject to Self-Employment Tax

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  • Press release

    Jackson Walker Represents Virtus in $80 Million Acquisition of Vermont Senior Living Portfolio

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  • Press release

    Jackson Walker Represents Scott Felder Homes in Acquisition by BR Homebuilding Group, L.P.

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  • Press release

    Cale McDowell Appointed to University of Texas Development Board

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  • Press release

    Cale McDowell Appointed to Council of the Texas Exes

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  • Attorney News

    Cale McDowell, William Hornberger, Steve Moore and John Ransom Speak at Texas Society of CPA’s Oil & Gas Seminar

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  • Press release

    University of Texas Announces McDowell Award Recipient

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  • Press release

    Cale McDowell Appointed to UT Vice Provost Search Committee

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  • Press release

    Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 29 ‘Super Lawyers – Rising Stars’

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  • Press release

    Jackson Walker Represents Virtus in Joint Venture for Development of Senior Living Facilities

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  • Press release

    Cale McDowell Elected Chairman of UFCU Supervisory Committee

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  • Press release

    University of Texas Announces McDowell Award Recipient

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  • Press release

    Jackson Walker Represents Select Milk Producers in Joint Venture with The Coca-Cola Company

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  • Press release

    Jackson Walker Nationally Ranked in 23 Areas in 'Best Law Firms' Guide

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  • Press release

    Cale McDowell Appointed to UT Dean Search Committee

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  • Spotlight

    University of Texas Announces Cale McDowell Award Recipients

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