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

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.

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7720

Stephanie L. Chandler

Stephanie L. Chandler

Partner, San Antonio
210.978.7704

Kelly D. Cobb

Kelly D. Cobb

Partner, Houston
713.752.4286

Alden S. Crow

Alden S. Crow

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6019

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

Roderick O. Faulk

Roderick O. Faulk

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7730

Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5671

Alex Frutos

Alex Frutos

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6012

Shayan Gaziani

Shayan Gaziani

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5678

Ryan K. Holm

Ryan K. Holm

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5745

Kyle Hooper

Kyle Hooper

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6046

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

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

Graham McCall

Graham McCall

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6126

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

Mark J. McMullen

Mark J. McMullen

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5813

Carrie Bowers Miller

Carrie Bowers Miller

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7266

Carolyn Mulvey

Carolyn Mulvey

Senior Counsel, San Antonio
210.978.7703

Dana Murphy

Dana Murphy

Senior Counsel, Dallas
214.953.6153

Dana Nguyen

Dana Nguyen

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5915

Paisley Park

Paisley Park

Associate, Houston
713.752.4381

Brian D. Pettis

Brian D. Pettis

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.7742

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

Partner, Houston
713.752.4248

Sang Shin

Sang Shin

Partner, Houston
713.752.4408

Manonh Soumahoro

Manonh Soumahoro

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6022

Noah Speck

Noah Speck

Senior Counsel, Houston
713.752.4579

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

Alicia Vesely

Alicia Vesely

Associate, Austin
512.236.2318

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.
Carolyn Mulvey

November 28, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Welcomes Carolyn Mulvey to Corporate & Securities Practice

Carolyn Mulvey represents companies in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and corporate restructuring transactions. She has extensive experience advising private companies and family offices in a broad array of transactional matters.

November 16, 2022
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

Corporate Responsibility and the Spirit of the Law

What are the rights and responsibilities of corporations and other types of companies? It’s a question that has been asked since corporations were first created, and the answer has changed over time. On this episode of FRB, hosts Erin Camp and Art Cavazos discuss with tech CEO and co-founder Yousef Kassim the ever-evolving field of corporate responsibility.

~43 minutes | JW Future-Ready Business Podcast

November 3, 2022
Spotlight

Jackson Walker Earns 24 National and 121 Regional “Best Law Firms” Rankings in 2023 Edition

Jackson Walker proudly announces the Firm’s inclusion in the 2023 edition of the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list. This year, our firm improved in the national rankings, with the rise of Appellate Practice and Corporate Law to Tier 2.

FRB 1 - Startup Series Introduction

November 2, 2022
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

Startup Series: Introduction

When talking about business innovation, startup companies are so fundamental that it’s a topic we’ll return to from time to time on FRB as part of our series on startups. For now, we’ll begin at the beginning and discuss what a startup is, the startup ecosystem, startup culture, and how all of that has changed over time.

~25 minutes | JW Future-Ready Business Podcast

FRB: Future-Ready Business Podcast cover art

October 27, 2022
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

Introducing the Future-Ready Business Podcast

Art Cavazos and Erin Camp are two business lawyers with a simple question: what do today’s businesses and communities need from tomorrow’s business and community leaders? Tune in as they discuss emerging topics that are quickly affecting everyone, like AI, automation and advanced robotics, cryptocurrency and blockchain, the metaverse, and the continually evolving tech startup scene.

City of Austin, Texas with Jackson Walker logo

October 25, 2022
Attorney News

‘Austin Monthly’ Lists 14 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among “Austin’s Top Attorneys” of 2022

Jackson Walker congratulates the 14 attorneys recognized among Austin Monthly’s list of “Austin’s Top Attorneys” for 2022. For recognition in the list, Austin attorneys must be nominated by their peers on the basis that they offer experienced counsel in one of 38 categories.

Marisela Pena Gonzalez and Javier Gonzalez

October 12, 2022
Podcasts

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

JW Fast Takes Podcast | ~8 minutes

At Jackson Walker, we are extremely proud of our Hispanic attorneys and allied professionals. As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month through October 15, Marisela Peña Gonzalez and Javier Gonzalez joined the Fast Takes podcast to share their stories.

2022 New Fall Associates

October 3, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Welcomes 2022 New Fall Associates

This year, the firm proudly welcomes 18 law school graduates to expand our Bankruptcy, Restructuring, & Recovery, Corporate & Securities, Energy, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (ERISA), Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, and Trial & Appellate Litigation practices.

September 30, 2022
Speaking Engagements

Larry Glasgow to Co-Chair 18th Annual UT School of Law Mergers and Acquisitions Institute; Byron Egan to Join Panel Discussing “Texas Twists” in M&A Transactions

Jackson Walker partner Larry E. Glasgow will Co-Chair The University of Texas School of Law’s 18th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute, widely regarded as the preeminent private M&A conference in the United States. In addition, Jackson Walker partner Byron F. Egan will join a panel entitled “Texas Twist in M&A: The Latest and Greatest.” Byron and his fellow panelists will cover aspects of Texas law that M&A practitioners need to be aware of when navigating Texas M&A transactions.

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