Corporate & Securities

We have the experience and knowledge necessary to assist our clients with virtually any type of corporate transaction.

From counseling startups and forming investment funds to negotiating M&A transactions and conducting public and private offerings, our attorneys handle complex corporate matters of all sizes across countless jurisdictions. But we’re more than just deal lawyers. We also serve as outside general counsel to hundreds of companies, working closely with management to provide pragmatic solutions to legal problems as they arise. Whether it’s negotiating commercial contracts, improving corporate governance, or navigating securities regulations, clients look to us for guidance on the issues that affect their businesses every day.

Representation for every stage of a business’s life

We work with clients from the very beginning, structuring and negotiating terms for private funds and helping startups avoid ownership disputes before they happen. We help issuers of all sizes raise the capital they need while minimizing risk and avoiding regulatory surprises. We advise operating businesses on commercial, employment, and licensing agreements, and work with institutional investors to evaluate private funds and direct investment opportunities. And through it all, we counsel boards of directors, management, and equity holders on the entire array of issues that confront private and public companies.

Experience on both sides of the table

When it comes to deals, we’re just as comfortable representing an institutional investor or private equity fund as we are an emerging growth company or family-owned business. And because we handle transactions of every size — sub-million-dollar deals, multibillion-dollar deals, and everything in between, we’re able to combine big-deal experience with development-stage resourcefulness to deliver sophisticated legal guidance in a cost-efficient manner.

Adrian Allen
Adrian Allen

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5980

Samuel S. Allen
Samuel S. Allen

Partner, San Angelo
325.481.2558

Serene W. Ateek
Serene W. Ateek

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5833

Ali Burner
Ali Burner

Associate, Austin
512.236.2004

Courtney Cameron
Courtney Cameron

Associate, Austin
512.236.2277

Erin Camp
Erin Camp

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7746

Arturo Cavazos, Jr.
Arturo Cavazos, Jr.

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7720

Stephanie L. Chandler
Stephanie L. Chandler

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7704

Alden S. Crow
Alden S. Crow

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6019

Lawton P. Cummings
Lawton P. Cummings

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2213

Taylor Cummins
Taylor Cummins

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7213

David B. Deaton
David B. Deaton

Partner, Houston
713.752.4508

Byron F. Egan
Byron F. Egan

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5727

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Roderick O. Faulk

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7730

Alex Frutos
Alex Frutos

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6012

Ryan K. Holm
Ryan K. Holm

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5745

Kyle Hooper
Kyle Hooper

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6046

Pete Hyndman
Pete Hyndman

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5880

Steven R. Jacobs
Steven R. Jacobs

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7727

Janie E. James
Janie E. James

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.5849

Kevin A. Jones
Kevin A. Jones

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6129

Rony Kishinevsky
Rony Kishinevsky

Associate, Austin
512.236.2274

Ann M. Leafstedt
Ann M. Leafstedt

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7743

Daniel Lewis
Daniel Lewis

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6078

Brian Lidji
Brian Lidji

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6028

Monica A. Lopez
Monica A. Lopez

Associate, Houston
713.752.4261

Robert W. Lydick
Robert W. Lydick

Of Counsel, Fort Worth
817.334.7212

Daniel Maldonado
Daniel Maldonado

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7737

Evan M. Malloy
Evan M. Malloy

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7225

Shari Y. Mao
Shari Y. Mao

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7764

Kayla Matus
Kayla Matus

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7232

Nathan McCune
Nathan McCune

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7295

James M. McDonough
James M. McDonough

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7754

Cale McDowell
Cale McDowell

Partner, Austin
512.236.2057

Taylor McDowell
Taylor McDowell

Associate, Austin
512.236.2225

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Carrie Bowers Miller

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7266

Dana Nguyen
Dana Nguyen

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5915

Arushi Pandya
Arushi Pandya

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5951

Valery Piedra
Valery Piedra

Associate, Houston
713.752.4294

Erik S. Romberg
Erik S. Romberg

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2025

Cade Satterfield
Cade Satterfield

Associate, Austin
512.236.2286

Rachel Saunders
Rachel Saunders

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5947

Jessica Schwartz
Jessica Schwartz

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5983

Eve M. Searls
Eve M. Searls

Family Office Analyst, San Antonio
210.978.7732

Jeremy I. Sheng
Jeremy I. Sheng

Associate, Houston
713.752.4248

Sang Shin
Sang Shin

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4408

Noah Speck
Noah Speck

Associate, Houston
210.978.7781

J. Machir Stull
J. Machir Stull

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.6039

Andrea Thai
Andrea Thai

Associate, Austin
512.236.2037

Patrick B. Tobin
Patrick B. Tobin

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7785

Kirk Tucker
Kirk Tucker

Partner, Houston
713.752.4389

William H. Venema
William H. Venema

Of Counsel, Austin
512.236.2278

Courtney R. Wade
Courtney R. Wade

Associate, Houston
713.752.4291

Chelsea T. Wood
Chelsea T. Wood

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7220

Michael W. Wood
Michael W. Wood

Partner, Houston
713.752.4549

  • Representation of a registered investment advisory firm focused on utility and infrastructure-related investments in connection with its signing of a deal to invest $675 million in common stock of PG&E Corporation in a private placement of public equity (PIPE) transaction. which, together with other investors, was part of a $3.25 billion investment expected to close upon PG&E emerging out of bankruptcy.
  • Representation of a privately held technology leasing and finance company in its sale to a publicly traded national bank.
  • Representation of over 90 institutional investors in the United States and around the globe, including some of the largest and most active sovereign wealth funds, endowments, insurance companies, public pension plans and financial institutions.
  • Representation of Questcare Medical and QRx Medical Management, a physician-owned and operated provider group operating in multiple states, in their $135M sale to Envision Healthcare Holdings.
  • Representation of ThermiGen LLC, a medical technology company, in its $75M sale to Almirall, S.A., a global pharmaceutical company.
  • Representation of TFS Corporation, the world’s largest owner and manager of commercial Indian sandalwood plantations, in the $244.9M acquisition of two bioscience companies, ViroXis Corporation and Santalis Pharmaceuticals.
  • Representation of Prophet Equity, a private equity firm, and several of its portfolio companies, in over $300M of acquisition transactions.
  • Served as Special Texas Counsel in the $730M roll-up sale of a hospital group.
  • Representation of a privately-held energy technology company in the sale to a NASDAQ-traded semiconductor manufacturer.
  • Representation of a family office in a $52M joint venture investment.
  • Representation of a heath care informatics company in a $300M SaaS agreement with a large insurer.
  • Representation of a consumer products company in the negotiation of a $70M credit facility.
  • Representation of a publicly traded air medical transport company in the acquisition of a joint venture from two hospital systems.
Mike Taten with Jackson Walker logo

November 29, 2021
Attorney News

‘D CEO’ Features Mike Taten Among Dallas 500

In the special Dallas 500 edition of D CEO Magazine, Dallas Managing Partner Mike Taten was recognized among the most influential business leaders in North Texas.

San Antonio with Jackson Walker logo

November 12, 2021
Attorney News

‘San Antonio Magazine’ Lists Four Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “Top Attorneys” in 2021

Jackson Walker proudly congratulates its four San Antonio attorneys who were included in San Antonio Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” list for 2021.

November 4, 2021
Spotlight

Jackson Walker Earns 25 National and 114 Regional “Best Law Firms” Rankings in 2022 Edition

Jackson Walker proudly announces the Firm’s inclusion in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. Rankings are based on client feedback on several criteria, including its practice groups, responsiveness, understanding of each client’s business, cost-efficiency, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the Firm. The selection process also includes the collection of peer evaluations and a final review by leading attorneys in each field.

Brian Lidji and Kyle Hooper with Jackson Walker logo

November 1, 2021
Attorney News

Veteran M&A Attorneys Lidji & Hooper Join Jackson Walker

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Lidji and Kyle Hooper as partners in the Dallas office. Brian and Kyle are widely recognized as two of the leading mergers and acquisitions attorneys in Texas and throughout the Southwest, and they bring their experience closing billions of dollars of transactions to the Firm’s Chambers-ranked Corporate & Securities practice.

Fort Worth

October 21, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Welcomes Corporate & Securities Team Led by Evan Malloy and Chelsea Wood to Fort Worth

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Evan M. Malloy and Chelsea T. Wood as partners in the Fort Worth office, along with new associates Taylor Cummins, Kayla Matus, and Nathan McCune. Joining our Chambers-ranked Corporate & Securities practice, Evan and Chelsea and their team will expand the Firm’s experience handling mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, and capital markets transactions.

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October 21, 2021
Insights

Cancel Culture and the Endless Stream of Subscriptions: A Discussion of Automatic Renewal Laws

By Shannon Zmud Teicher & Serene W. Ateek

Regardless of whether your interest is home goods or hunting, it is undeniable that companies are quickly embracing the rise of digital when offering entertainment and personal services to consumers. Automatic renewal programs seem to dominate a lot of our world today, think: music, games, television, movies, magazines, meal deliveries, gym memberships, eyelash extensions, and much more. With all of these automatic renewal programs in place, it is easy to see how consumers would forget to cancel certain subscriptions they no longer wanted.

October 4, 2021
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Welcomes 2021 New Fall Associates

This year, Jackson Walker proudly welcomes 16 law school graduates to expand our Corporate & Securities, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Trial & Appellate Litigation, and Wealth Planning practices.

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