Biography

Mike Laussade is a Dallas corporate lawyer who focuses his practice on securities law, fund formation, venture capital, and M&A transactions. Whether he’s representing a private equity fund, a major university system, a video game developer, or a hot dog stand, Mike’s goal is always the same: to create value for his clients and build genuine relationships along the way. And while there’s nothing funny about indemnification caps, distribution waterfalls, or the Volcker Rule, Mike works hard to bring both deep knowledge and a sense of humor to every engagement, providing cutting edge legal work with a truly personal touch.

Practice Expertise

Corporate and Securities Matters 

  • Capital raising transactions of all sizes, ranging from seed-stage convertible note rounds to underwritten public offerings.
  • Formation of private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture funds, real estate funds, and oil and gas funds.
  • Structure and compliance issues affecting private fund managers under the Investment Advisers Act and Investment Company Act.
  • M&A transactions on behalf of both buyers and sellers across a number of industries, including financial services, technology, manufacturing, aviation and energy.
  • Exchange Act compliance for reporting companies, including periodic reports, proxy statements, and Section 13(d) and Section 16 reporting.
  • Corporate governance matters, including stockholder and LLC agreements, partnership disputes, fiduciary duty issues, and books and records requests.

Recent Engagements

  • Represented IOG Capital, L.P. in closing of $330 million oil and gas investment partnership with funds and accounts managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC.
  • Represented Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC—a joint venture of the State of Texas, acting by and through the Office of the Governor, and The Texas A&M University—in its sale of control to FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies USA Inc.
  • Represented Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ:AIRM) in acquisition of San Antonio AirLIFE, a medical transport service owned by Baptist Health System of San Antonio/Tenet Corporation, and Bexar County Hospital District, doing business as University Health System.
  • Represented investment adviser Fiduciary Financial in its sale to Wunderlich Securities, Inc.
  • Represented private equity fund adviser with over $600 million in assets under management in fund formation and regulatory compliance.
  • Represented mortgage fund adviser with over $400 million in assets under management in all aspects of fund formation and regulatory compliance.

Community

  • Meat Fight, Inc.
    • Board of Directors
    • General Counsel

News & Events

  • Attorney News

    Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2016 Best Lawyers in Dallas

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

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  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Represents Air Methods in Acquisition of San Antonio AirLIFE

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    Jackson Walker Assists in $730 million Health Care Merger

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  • Publication

    Mike Laussade Quoted on Intrastate Crowdfunding for Business and Investors

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  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Represents IOG Capital in $330 Million Oil and Gas Investment Partnership

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  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Represents Fiduciary Financial Services of the Southwest in Acquisition by Wunderlich Investment Company

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  • Spotlight

    Jackson Walker Named Among 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys by ‘Law360’

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  • Client Results

    Jackson Walker Represents Brinker International in Credit Facility Agreement

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  • Publication

    Texas Adopts Intrastate M&A Dealer Exemption

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    Jackson Walker Represents Kalon Biotherapeutics in Sale to Fujifilm

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    Mike Laussade Quoted in ‘San Antonio Business Journal’ on Crowdfunding Rule

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    Stephanie Chandler Featured in ‘Women’s Energy Network’ Magazine

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    Susan Halsey Named Among DFW Power Women in Commercial Real Estate

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    Jackson Walker Represents Abraxas Petroleum in Public Offering and Debt Refinancing

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    Jackson Walker Represents Prophet Equity in Formation of $345 Million Private Equity Fund

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    Jackson Walker Named A Texas Powerhouse by ‘Law 360’

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    SEC Issues No-Action Letter Regarding Treatment of Certain Unregistered M&A Broker-Dealers

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    Stephanie Chandler and Mike Laussade Quoted in ‘SiliconHills’ on Raising Capital

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    Stephanie Chandler Rings the NYSE Opening Bell with Client CST Brands

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    Jackson Walker Represents American Communications in Acquisition by Clover Holdings

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    Jackson Walker Represents Armstrong Associates in Strategic Reorganization

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    SEC Implements Secure E-Mail System for Submission of Draft Registration Statements

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