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

Of 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

Roderick O. Faulk
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

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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Mark J. McMullen

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5813

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Carrie Bowers Miller

Partner, Fort Worth
817.334.7266

Dana Nguyen
Dana Nguyen

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5915

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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

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

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Alicia Vesely

Associate, Austin
512.236.2318

Courtney R. Wade
Courtney R. Wade

Associate, Houston
713.752.4291

Beth Wallace
Beth Wallace

Associate, Dallas
214.953.5972

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.
San Antonio with Jackson Walker logo

January 25, 2022
Attorney News

‘Scene in S.A.’ Recognizes 12 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among 2022 “Rising Star Lawyers” List

To be selected for inclusion in the “Rising Star Lawyers” list, junior attorneys with 10 or fewer years in practice must be nominated by senior attorneys who have at least 15 years of experience practicing law.

Kyle Hooper with Jackson Walker logo

January 21, 2022
Mentions

Q&A with Deal Partner Kyle Hooper

In an interview with The Texas Lawbook, Kyle Hooper shared the reason he and Brian Lidji joined Jackson Walker, memorable deals, and clients’ concerns.

Robert Soza with Jackson Walker logo

January 19, 2022
Podcasts

What Businesses Need to Know About LIPA, ICTS Regulations, and Protections for Critical Infrastructure

This episode of Jackson Walker’s Fast Takes podcast features Robert Soza discussing the Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act (LIPA) and regulations from the U.S. Department of Commerce on the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) supply chain.

Fashion retail with Jackson Walker logo

January 13, 2022
Insights

Avoiding Fashion Faux Pas: Factors to Consider When Drafting Agreements for Fashion Companies

By Serene Ateek & Shannon Zmud Teicher

In order to properly run a successful business and create a solid brand, fashion companies need to enter into many agreements that span the areas of corporate, real estate, and intellectual property. This article discusses factors to consider when drafting favorable provisions within three commonly used agreements.

International technology connection data privacy with Jackson Walker logo

January 11, 2022
Insights

Texas and Federal Government Seek to Protect U.S. Infrastructure From Disruption by Foreign Adversaries

By Robert Soza | The Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act (LIPA) and the “information and communication technology and services” regulations add to and overlap a complicated web of federal statutes and regulations that prohibits U.S. businesses or individuals from engaging in any commercial transactions with certain foreign countries.

2022 E3 Workshop (Serene Ateek and Angie Walters)

January 27, 2021
Webinars

Serene Ateek to Speak on Selecting an Attorney and Reading Contracts at E3 Workshop

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT

Join Jackson Walker and EisnerAmper for the 2022 E3 Workshop as entrepreneurs, small business owners, and startups learn how to start their businesses off right in the new year. Presented by Serene Ateek and Angie Walters, topics will include “Attorneys and Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared of Them,” “Know Before You Sign: How to Read A Contract,” and “Accounting 101.”

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.

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