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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Jonathan Lass quote UT Austin Adjunct Professor Award

May 9, 2022
Attorney News

Jonathan Lass Awarded as an Adjunct Professor of the Year

Jonathan Lass was named a recipient of the Adjunct Professor of the Year Award by the Student Bar Association of The University of Texas School of Law. The award, which recognizes excellence in teaching and service, was presented at the Justice Center Celebration of Service & Student Bar Association Teaching Awards on April 21, 2022.

Jackson Walker - D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas 2022

April 25, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates 21 Attorneys Named Among 2022 “Best Lawyers in Dallas” List

Jackson Walker congratulates the 21 attorneys recognized among D Magazine’s list of the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” for 2022. For recognition in the list, Dallas attorneys must be nominated by their peers on the basis that they offer unmatched counsel in one of 40 categories.

Oil and gas refinery with Jackson Walker logo

April 21, 2022
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The SEC’s Climate Disclosure Requirements Are Heating Up

By Taylor Holcomb & Michael Meskill | On April 11, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed to require public companies to disclose extensive climate-related information in registration statements and periodic reports (including Forms 10-K and 10-Q). If finalized as proposed, the requirements would represent a sea change with respect to public company climate-related disclosures.

2022 Texas Rising Stars list

March 22, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2022 Texas Rising Stars

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 51 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2022 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 2.5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

Marisela Pena Gonzalez with JW logo

March 9, 2022
Attorney News

Marisela Peña Gonzalez to Be Recognized as a Top Emerging Leader at National Women’s Conference

At the National Women’s Conference held on March 29-31, 2022, Marisela Peña Gonzalez will be honored with a Top Emerging Leader Award, which recognizes recipients for their peer leadership, executive leadership potential, and for demonstrating “values of courage, inclusiveness, innovation, faithfulness, persistence, and humility.”

Finance tax form paper with Jackson Walker logo

March 7, 2022
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Art Cavazos, Chris Rourk, and Erin Camp to Present How to Avoid Top Mistakes Startups Make in SBIR/STTR Proposals

Jackson Walker attorneys Art Cavazos, Chris Rourk, and Erin Camp will present “Start-Up Pitfalls: How to Avoid the Top 10 Mistakes Start-Ups Make” during the 2022 SBIR/STTR Workshop Series on April 6, 2022. Presented by Texas A&M University, the workshop series will discuss key items in crafting successful proposals.

Marshall Miller with Jackson Walker logo

February 23, 2022
Attorney News

Texas Bar Foundation Elects Marshall Miller to Fellowship

Fellows are chosen for their outstanding professional achievements and demonstrated commitment to improving the Texas justice system. Each year, one-third of 1% of State Bar members are invited to become fellows. Once nominees are selected, they must be elected by the foundation’s Board of Trustees.

2022 New Partners

February 11, 2022
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Announces Largest Class of Newly Elected Partners to Date

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the election of 14 attorneys to the Firm’s partnership on Friday, February 11, 2022. In addition to electing 14 new partners, the Firm also congratulates Bart Cicuto, Noah Speck, and Austin Thomas on their promotion from associates to senior counsel.

Stephanie Chandler with Jackson Walker logo

February 3, 2022
Mentions

M&A 2021: A Year Beyond ‘Even the Wildest Expectations’ | The Texas Lawbook (Subscription Required)

The Texas Lawbook quoted Stephanie Chandler in an article regarding mergers and acquisitions activity in 2021. In the article, Stephanie noted that her activity last year was heavily driven by strategics adding to their footprint geographically or broadening their service offerings through acquisitions of ancillary product or service lines – versus 2020, in which her deal flow was more driven more by PE looking for opportunities to put money to work.

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