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.

Sarah Alfadda
Sarah Alfadda

Associate, Austin
512.236.2262

Adrian Allen
Adrian Allen

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5980

Samuel S. Allen
Samuel S. Allen

Partner, San Angelo
325.481.2558

Lara N. Assaf
Lara N. Assaf

Associate, Austin
512.236.2068

Serene W. Ateek
Serene W. Ateek

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5833

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

David B. Deaton
David B. Deaton

Partner, Houston
713.752.4508

Kameron Dodge
Kameron Dodge

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5944

Byron F. Egan
Byron F. Egan

Partner, Dallas
214.953.5727

Zachary Fedorko
Zachary Fedorko

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5925

Alex Frutos
Alex Frutos

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6012

Ebony Harris
Ebony Harris

Associate, Houston
713.752.4270

Ryan K. Holm
Ryan K. Holm

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5745

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

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

Shari Y. Mao
Shari Y. Mao

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7764

Philip C. McDermott
Philip C. McDermott

Senior Counsel, Austin
512.236.2268

Kevin C. McDonell
Kevin C. McDonell

Associate, Austin
512.236.2256

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

Jackson Walker Star
Carrie Bowers Miller

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7266

Dana F. Murphy
Dana F. Murphy

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.6153

Joshua M. Nosal
Joshua M. Nosal

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6034

Valery Piedra
Valery Piedra

Associate, Houston
713.752.4294

John M. Ransom
John M. Ransom

Partner, Houston
713.752.4596

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

Michael R. Shaw
Michael R. Shaw

Partner, Houston
713.752.4437

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

Ruth S. Thomson
Ruth S. Thomson

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7716

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

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.