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

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Matt Callison

Associate, Houston
713.752.4574

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

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

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
214.953.6150

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

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.

February 1, 2023
Attorney News

‘Fort Worth Magazine’ Lists 16 Jackson Walker Attorneys Among the “Top Attorneys” of 2022

Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 16 Fort Worth-based attorneys to Fort Worth Magazine’s “Top Attorneys” list for 2022.

Analyzing investment charts for accounting

January 23, 2023
Insights

SEC Staff Confirms: “Net” Performance Required to Be Shown for Case Studies in Investment Adviser Marketing Materials

Even as the November 4, 2022, deadline has come and gone for registered investment advisers to comply with the SEC’s new Marketing Rule, private fund sponsors have continued to grapple with implementing one of the rule’s more consequential requirements.

By W. Graham McCall

FRB Episode 4: Value-Based Care and the Changing Healthcare Landscape

January 18, 2023
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

Value-Based Care and the Changing Healthcare Landscape

Following the pandemic, many industries have experienced major shifts in the way that they do business. In the forefront is the healthcare industry, which was forced by the pandemic to consider the benefits of value-based healthcare, as opposed to more traditional fee-for-service models, when the world shut down. On this episode of FRB, Erin Camp and Art Cavazos discuss with Dr. Lane Aiena what exactly value-based care is and how the business landscape in the healthcare industry is changing.

33~ minutes | JW Future-Ready Business Podcast

Lisa Peterson and Graham McCall

January 13, 2023
Attorney News

Jackson Walker Welcomes Corporate/Investment Funds Partners Lisa Peterson and Graham McCall

Jackson Walker welcomes Lisa Peterson and Graham McCall to the Fort Worth and Dallas practices, respectively. Joining the Corporate & Securities practice, Lisa and Graham serve the transactional and regulatory needs of private equity, alternative investment management, family office, institutional investor, and other corporate clients.

Caroline Capili, Shayan Gaziani, Alex Leseney, and Shannon Wright

December 21, 2022
Podcasts

A Very Special “Favorite Things” Episode

JW Fast Takes Podcast | ~2 minutes

This special holiday episode features first-year associates Caroline Capili, Shayan Gaziani, Alex Leseney, and Shannon Wright as they share their favorite things about the practice of law – and Jackson Walker.

Valery Piedra

December 20, 2022
Mentions

Valery Piedra Featured in The Houston Lawyer’s Young Lawyer Spotlight

In this Young Lawyer Spotlight featured in The Houston Lawyer, Valery Piedra discusses the importance of family, community, and her passion for media and entertainment law.

December 14, 2022
Podcast: Future-Ready Business

Cryptocurrency: A Commodity, a Security, or a Scam?

Despite recent setbacks and scandals, cryptocurrency and other blockchain technologies are increasingly being utilized in the finance and corporate world. However, transitioning to legitimacy also means regulation, which raises new questions about how cryptocurrencies will be treated by government agencies such as the CFTC and the SEC.

~28 minutes | JW Future Ready Business Podcast

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

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