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.

  • 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.

Adrian Allen

Adrian Allen

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5980

Samuel S. Allen

Samuel S. Allen

Partner, San Angelo
325.481.2558

Luke Bohmfalk

Luke Bohmfalk

Associate, Austin
512.236.2246

Ali Burner

Ali Burner

Associate, Austin
512.236.2004

Courtney Cameron

Courtney Cameron

Associate, Austin
512.236.2277

Arturo Cavazos, Jr.

Arturo Cavazos, Jr.

Partner, 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

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

Caitlin Ferrell

Caitlin Ferrell

Associate, San Antonio
210.978.2472

Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5671

Alex Frutos

Alex Frutos

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6012

Neill Fuquay

Neill Fuquay

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6124

Shayan Gaziani

Shayan Gaziani

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5678

Larry C. Gibson

Larry C. Gibson

Associate, Houston
713.752.4484

Kayla Hackerott

Kayla Hackerott

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7232

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

Graham McCall

Graham McCall

Partner, Dallas
214.953.6126

Kelly McConnell

Kelly McConnell

Associate, Fort Worth
817.334.7283

Nathan McCune

Nathan McCune

Senior Counsel, Fort Worth
817.334.7295

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
214.953.6150

Dana Nguyen

Dana Nguyen

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5915

Paisley Park

Paisley Park

Associate, Houston
713.752.4381

Lisa A. Peterson

Lisa A. Peterson

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7231

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

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

Manonh Soumahoro

Manonh Soumahoro

Associate, Dallas
214.953.6022

Noah Speck

Noah Speck

Partner, 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

Graham McCall

February 21, 2024
Attorney News

Graham McCall Appointed to Capital for Kids Executive Board

Jackson Walker congratulates Dallas partner Graham McCall on his appointment to the Board of Directors of Capital for Kids (CFK).

February 15, 2024
Attorney News

Shari Mao, Maggie Lu, and Devanshi Somaya Selected to Participate in Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of Shari Y. Mao, Maggie Lu, and Devanshi Somaya to participate in training programs offered by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

February 14, 2024
Attorney News

Neill Fuquay Joins Jackson Walker’s Corporate & Securities Practice

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Neill Fuquay as a partner in our Corporate & Securities practice group in the Dallas office. Neill focuses on a wide range of commercial real estate and corporate transactions, offering comprehensive expertise in the acquisition, financing, leasing, operation, and sale of commercial real estate and indirect ownership interests therein, with a particular focus on multifamily, industrial, and office properties.

February 1, 2024
Podcasts

Celebrating Black History Month with Austin Yancy & Larry Gibson

JW Fast Takes Podcast | ~9 minutes

In this episode, Houston attorneys Austin Yancy and Larry Gibson share their life stories and how their experiences have influenced their legal practices.

January 30, 2024
Attorney News

Natalie Kosydar Joins Board of Directors of the Women’s Business Council-Southwest

Jackson Walker proudly congratulates Dallas partner Natalie M. Kosydar on her election as a member of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Business Council-Southwest (WBCS).

Dana Nguyen

January 25, 2024
Attorney News

Dana Nguyen Elected to Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Board of Directors

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce that Dana Nguyen has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL).

January 24, 2024
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

You’re Already Living in the Space Economy

The concept of a space economy often conjures up images of distant, sci-fi futures, but in reality, it’s a present and rapidly evolving aspect of our daily lives. On this episode of Future Ready Business, co-hosts Art Cavazos and Will Nilson talk with Space Lawyer Bailey Reichelt about her work and how space law isn’t just about international treaties and policies, but also about their practical, day-to-day application.

2024 Top Texas Women Super Lawyers

January 11, 2024
Attorney News

Super Lawyers Names 31 Jackson Walker Attorneys in Texas Top Women 2024 Magazine

Jackson Walker congratulates the 31 attorneys who were included in the Texas Top Women 2024 Magazine published by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers. The annual Texas Top Texas Women edition includes the highest-rated women attorneys across the “Texas Rising Stars” and “Texas Super Lawyers” lists in a given practice area.

Analyzing investment charts for accounting

December 19, 2023
Insights

Unlocking the SEC’s New Private Fund Adviser Rules I Dallas Bar Association Headnotes

By Graham McCall

The SEC recently adopted sweeping and controversial new rules applicable to investment advisers to the $26.6 trillion private fund industry. While most of the substantive provisions of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 apply only to registered investment advisers, several new rules also apply to certain managers and independent sponsors that file with the SEC as exempt reporting advisers.