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.

Arturo Cavazos, Jr.

Associate, San Antonio

Lawton P. Cummings

Senior Counsel, Austin

Wilson B. Albright

Associate, Austin

Jeremy I. Sheng

Associate, Houston

Serene W. Ateek

Associate, Dallas

Collin M. Baker

Associate, Austin

Alexine Zacarias Friedman

Associate, San Antonio

Joseph T. Guajardo

Associate, Dallas

Ryan K. Holm

Associate, Dallas

Rony Kishinevsky

Associate, Austin

Natalie M. Kosydar

Associate, Dallas

Monica A. Lopez

Associate, Houston

Shari Y. Mao

Associate, San Antonio

Taylor McDowell

Associate, Austin

James Richardson

Associate, Houston

Cade Satterfield

Associate, Austin

Jessica Schwartz

Associate, Dallas

Noah Speck

Associate, San Antonio

Robert W. Lydick

Of Counsel, Fort Worth

Steve Seidel

Of Counsel, San Antonio

William H. Venema

Of Counsel, Austin

Lauren Sracic Ciminello

Partner, San Antonio

Janie E. James

Senior Counsel, Dallas

Alden S. Crow

Partner, Dallas

Erik S. Romberg

Senior Counsel, Austin

David B. Deaton

Partner, Houston

Carlos R. Trevino

Senior Counsel, Austin

Linda E. Donohoe

Partner, Dallas

James M. McDonough

Partner, San Antonio

Cale McDowell

Partner, Austin

Stephanie L. Chandler

Partner, San Antonio

Sabrina A. McTopy

Partner, Houston

Alex Frutos

Partner, Dallas

Marshall B. Miller, Jr.

Partner, San Antonio

James L. Pledger

Partner, Austin

Pete Hyndman

Partner, Dallas

Steven R. Jacobs

Partner, San Antonio

Kevin A. Jones

Partner, Dallas

Jeffrey M. Sone

Partner, Dallas

Michael E. Taten

Partner, Dallas

Ann M. Leafstedt

Partner, San Antonio

Michael W. Wood

Partner, Houston

Patrick B. Tobin

Partner, San Antonio

Byron F. Egan

Partner, Dallas

Jeffrey R. Harder

Partner, Houston

Brandon C. Janes

Partner, Austin

John M. Ransom

Partner, Houston

Larry E. Glasgow

Partner, Dallas

Jesse S. Lotay

Partner, San Antonio

Adela Cristina Coman

Staff Attorney, Austin

Lara N. Assaf

Associate, Austin

Barron P. Bogatto

Partner, Houston

Samuel S. Allen

Partner, San Angelo

Jonathan E. Lass

Partner, Austin

Carrie Bowers Miller

Partner, Fort Worth

William Powers, Jr.

Of Counsel, Austin

Michael R. Shaw

Partner, Houston

Joshua M. Nosal

Associate, Dallas

Kathleen D. Cullen

Associate, Austin

Michael A. Flatter

Associate, Austin

Jonathan A. Bryant

Associate, Austin

Adrian Allen

Associate, Dallas

Ruth S. Thomson

Associate, San Antonio

Stephen Boske

Senior Counsel, Austin
  • 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.
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Jackson Walker Advises Kendra Scott in Private Equity Investment

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Jackson Walker Represents Abraxas in Underwritten Public Offering

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Choice of Entity and Key Contents of Organization Documents

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Jackson Walker Announces Ten New Partners

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Jackson Walker Receives Three Awards at The M&A Advisor’s Distressed Investing Summit

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Jackson Walker Adds Veteran Corporate Attorneys in San Antonio

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Jackson Walker Represents Zachry Group in Acquisition of Ambitech

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36 Jackson Walker Attorneys Named to “Texas Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” List

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Jackson Walker Expands Corporate, Real Estate, M&A Practices in San Antonio

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Jackson Walker Represents Air Medical in Sale to Global Company

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Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Walker Attorneys and Practices

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Jackson Walker Represents Abraxas Petroleum in Acquisition of Permian Basin Assets, Divestiture of Power River Basin Assets

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Stephanie Chandler to Receive 2017 Women’s Leadership Award from the San Antonio Business Journal

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American Lawyer Names Jackson Walker a ‘Top Firm’ for Diversity

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Jackson Walker Represents Diversified Pure Chem in Sale to Global Company

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Corporate Group Represents Flowserve Corporation in International Sale of Assets

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Appellate Victory in Arkansas Case of First Impression Regarding Shareholder Request to Inspect Corporate Records

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Jackson Walker Announced as Winner at the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

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Jackson Walker’s Ann Leafstedt Selected to Leadership San Antonio

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“Egan on Entities” Now Available on Lexis-Nexis

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Jackson Walker Represented Energy Spectrum Partners VII LP in a Joint Venture

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Three Jackson Walker Partners Included in D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” List

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John Ransom Weighs Impact of Congress’ Tax Code on Businesses

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Jackson Walker Represents Zimmer Partners in $850 Million Equity Investment

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Mike Laussade Receives Parkland Foundation’s Community First Award

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'Fort Worth Magazine' Names Ten Jackson Walker Attorneys to its "2017 Top Attorneys" List

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Jackson Walker Represents Castleton Commodities International in Acquiring Gas Trading Business

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Texas Bar Foundation Elects Ten Jackson Walker Attorneys to Fellowship

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Port Aransas Boatmen Selects Willie Hornberger as Outside General Counsel and Jackson Walker as Tournament Sponsor for the 83rd Annual Deep Sea Roundup

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Byron Egan and Willie Hornberger Speak on M&A Transactions at ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting

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Jackson Walker Ranks as a Top Law Firm for M&A Deals in Texas

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Jackson Walker Represents J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. in Closing Private Offering of $350 Million of Senior Notes

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Jackson Walker Represents Integrity Bancshares in Sale to Independent Bank Group

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Cale McDowell Appointed General Counsel and Executive Committee Member of Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce

— Client Results

Jackson Walker Represents Questcare Medical Services and QRx Medical Management in Sale to Envision Healthcare Holdings

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Jackson Walker Represents ThermiGen, LLC in Sale to Almirall, S.A.

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Byron Egan Published in 'Texas Bar Journal' on Texas Chancery Courts

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Seven JW Attorneys Designated by Who's Who Legal 2016

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Jackson Walker Represents ACC in Securing Under-Construction Development Projects in Connection with $1.4 Billion Portfolio Transaction

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Jackson Walker Team Represents Starmount in Acquisition by Infor

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Jackson Walker Represents Velocis in Formation of $270 Million Real Estate Private Equity Fund

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Jackson Walker Represents eSupply Systems, LLC in Acquisition by RealPage, Inc.

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Jackson Walker Represents Dedienne Multiplasturgy Group in Acquisition of Met Plastics, Inc.

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Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2016 Best Lawyers in Dallas

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Jackson Walker Represents Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P., in $135.9 Million Deal

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Elise Green and Nicole Brennig Serve as Panelists at the 2016 Endowment & Foundation Forum

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Bill Powers Honored with Texas Exes Distinguished Service Award

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Jackson Walker Expands its Corporate and Securities Group with the Addition of Mario Dolan

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Jackson Walker Represents NuStar Energy in $142.5 Million Terminal Purchase

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Jackson Walker Represents Periscope Holdings, Inc. in Investment Transaction

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Byron Egan Speaks at UT School of Law's Annual Conference

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Jackson Walker Represents Molecular Rebar Design in Joint Venture Agreement

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More "Rising Stars" in San Antonio Than Any Other Firm

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Six Jackson Walker Attorneys Named 'S.A. Scene Rising Stars' 2015

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Jackson Walker Represents Brinker International in Credit Facility Agreement

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Byron Egan Selected for 'Who's Who Legal: Corporate - M&A and Governance' Lawyers Guide

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Byron Egan 2015 Recipient of Texas Bar Foundation Dan Rugeley Price Memorial Award

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Jackson Walker Represents Exelon in Sale of West Valley Power Plant

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Jackson Walker Represents Triune Systems in Acquisition by Semtech Corporation

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Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 32 'Super Lawyers - Rising Stars'

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Phil Svahn Elected to Serve on PREA Affinity Group for Defined Contribution Plans

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Jackson Walker Represents Scientific Drilling International in Acquisition of Marksman Ranging Technologies

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Jackson Walker Represents Freeman Group in Series AA Venture Capital Investment

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Doug Paisley Quoted in Spanish Newspaper 'Expansion' on Legal Risks for Foreign Investors

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Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2015 Chambers-Ranked Partners and Practice Groups

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Jackson Walker Represents Prophet Equity and its Portfolio Company Acton Mobile in Acquisition

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Byron Egan, Willie Hornberger, Steve Moore Speak on Choice and Acquisition of Entities

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Putting experience to work for clients

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Jackson Walker Represents Fiduciary Financial Services of the Southwest in Acquisition by Wunderlich Investment Company

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Jackson Walker Represents BJ Tidwell Cabinetry in Partnership

— Attorney News

Byron Egan Named University Park's 2015 Citizen of the Year

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Jackson Walker Represents TFS Corporation in up to $244.9 Million Acquisition of Bioscience Companies

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S.A. Scene's 2015 "Best S.A. Lawyers"

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Jackson Walker Represents IOG Capital in $330 Million Oil and Gas Investment Partnership

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Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 2015 Best Lawyers in Dallas

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Jackson Walker Represents Winzer Corporation in Financing, M&A Transactions

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Carlos Treviño Named Chair of the Austin Bar Association International Section

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Jackson Walker Represents Freeman Group in Acquisition of By George

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Jackson Walker Represents Freeman Group in Series A Investment in Pixia Corp.

— Attorney News

Randy Farber Re-Elected to the Board of the National Association of Blind Lawyers

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Jackson Walker Represents Prophet Equity in its Acquisition of Brown Brothers Asphalt and Concrete

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Jackson Walker Represents Mockingbird Midstream Gas Services in Purchase of Eagle Ford Shale Assets

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Shari Mao to Receive Belva Lockwood Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

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Jackson Walker Congratulates Its 51 'Texas Super Lawyers'

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Jackson Walker Represents University Endowment in $7.5 Million Investment

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Jackson Walker Represents Private Equity Fund in $10 Million Investment in Specialty Pharmaceutical Company

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Jackson Walker Represents Technology Fund in $5.5 Million Investment

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Jackson Walker Represents University Endowment in $10 Million Biotech Investment

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Jackson Walker Represents Air Methods in Acquisition of San Antonio AirLIFE

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Jackson Walker Assists in $730 million Healthcare Merger

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Jackson Walker Represents Tabernus in its Acquisition by Regenersis

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Jackson Walker Represents Virtus in Financing and Development of Illinois Assisted Living and Memory Care Facilities

— Attorney News

Matt Vandenberg Elected to Windcrest City Council Place Five

— Client Results

Jackson Walker Represents ZEC Corporation in the Sale of Precision Resource Company to System One

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Jackson Walker Represents J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc. in Acquisition of Reading Truck Body

— Attorney News

Stephanie Chandler Elected to Texas Research & Technology Foundation Board of Trustees

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Jackson Walker Deal Wins M&A Advisor Turnaround Award

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Shari Mao and Amanda Crouch Elected to Board of the Bexar County Women’s Bar Association and Foundation

— Press Releases

Byron Egan Selected for The International Who's Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers Guide

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Byron Egan Speaks on Fiduciary Duties in Delaware and Texas

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Scott Cheskiewicz Speaks at the 2014 Texas Hedge Fund Conference

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Jackson Walker Represents Zachry Engineering Corporation in Strategic Acquisition

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Cale McDowell Appointed to UT Vice Provost Search Committee

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Stephanie Chandler and Mike Laussade Quoted in 'SiliconHills' on Raising Capital

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Sabrina A. McTopy Named to the Greater Houston Partnership's Executive Women's Partnership Committee

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Michael Meskill Quoted in 'The Dallas Morning News' on the Capital Markets

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Jackson Walker Represents WCF Development in $24 Million Refinancing

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Jackson Walker Represents AirStrip in Purchase of Sense4Baby Assets

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Sabrina A. McTopy Receives 2014 Lexology and ILO International Client Choice Award

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Jackson Walker Represents Cypress Growth Capital in Fund Launch

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Responsive to Clients' Needs

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Jackson Walker Represents Teladoc in Acquisition of AmeriDoc

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Jackson Walker Represents Prophet Equity in Formation of $345 Million Private Equity Fund

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Coming Up: Stephanie Chandler and Mike Meskill Speak at IPO Boot Camp in Dallas

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Randy Farber Speaks at Annual Meeting of the National Association of Blind Lawyers

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Jonathan Lass Speaks at the University of Texas School of Law Technology Conference

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Cale McDowell Appointed to Council of the Texas Exes

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Jackson Walker Represents Owners of Knox Oil Field Supply in Acquisition by Applied Industrial Technologies

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Jackson Walker Represents Abraxas Petroleum in Public Offering and Debt Refinancing

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Jackson Walker Represents U.S. Global Investors in Strategic Investment

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Jackson Walker Congratulates Its Best Lawyers in America 2015

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Cale McDowell Appointed to University of Texas Development Board

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Randy Farber Speaks at State Bar of Texas Bar Leaders Conference

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Jackson Walker Named Finalist for ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award

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Jackson Walker Represents Teladoc in $50 Million Equity Funding

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Emilio Nicolas, Stacy Allen and Mike Meskill to Speak at the Captivate Conference

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Patrick Tobin Co-Hosts World Affairs Council of San Antonio 2014 International Citizen of the Year Award Dinner

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Jackson Walker Represents Virtus in $80 Million Acquisition of Vermont Senior Living Portfolio

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Jackson Walker Represents Scott Felder Homes in Acquisition by BR Homebuilding Group, L.P.

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Jackson Walker Represents Prophet Equity in its Acquisition of Acton Mobile

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Mike Laussade Quoted in 'San Antonio Business Journal' on Crowdfunding Rule

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Byron Egan Speaks at UT Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

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Jackson Walker Represents Energy Spectrum Capital VI in the Sale of Costar Midstream to American Midstream Partners

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Jackson Walker Represents Pronto Insurance in Significant Investment by Palladium Equity Partners

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San Antonio Jackson Walker Women Receive ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award

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Jackson Walker Represents Mercury Fund in Series A Investment

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Marisela Peña Gonzalez Named Among 'Top 25 Business Women'

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Shari Mao Speaks on 'Anatomy of an International Contract' at Women's Business Event

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Carlos R. Treviño Speaks in Brazil on 'Cooperation and Investment with the United States'

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Brandon Janes quoted in 'Law360' on Road Funding Amendment

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Jackson Walker Represents Kalon Biotherapeutics in Sale to Fujifilm

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Jackson Walker Represents CommZoom Communications in $8.4 Million Equity Funding

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Jackson Walker Attorneys Participate in Whitley Penn Energy Seminar

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Stephanie Chandler Speaks to Leadership Boerne Regarding the Value of Community Service

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Mike Meskill Quoted in 'Texas Lawyer' Feature on Jackson Walker Client

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Non-profit Investor Group Releases Best Practices Guide for Hedge Fund Investing

— Insights

Brian Dethrow Analyzes Tax Benefits of Qualified Opportunity Zones

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San Antonio Scene’ Recognizes All San Antonio Attorneys in “Best Lawyers” List

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Jackson Walker Represents MEAG in Purchase of U.S. Water Utility

— Attorney News

Jackson Walker Welcomes Larry Glasgow and Richard Waggoner to Corporate Group

— Attorney News

Willie Hornberger Speaks at SelectUSA Investment Summit

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The Business Journals Lists Stephanie Chandler Among Top 100 List of Influential Leaders in the Law

— Insights

Byron Egan Releases Second Edition of ‘Egan on Entities’

— Attorney News

Byron Egan Speaks on Entities in Texas and Delaware for TexasBarCLE Course

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Corporate Group Represents Spirit of Texas Bancshares, Inc. in IPO

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Jackson Walker Represents Higher Ed Partners – Africa, LLC in Online Education Investment

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Jackson Walker Represents Bridger Logistics in Successful Divestiture of Saltwater Disposal, Crude Oil Truck Transportation, and Logistics Businesses

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Jackson Walker Coordinates Deal to Transform Dell Diamond Into Major Filming Location for ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

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Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 98 Jackson Walker Attorneys

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James Richardson Volunteers Legal Aid to Hurricane Harvey Victims

— Insights

Critical Distinctions Between Texas and Delaware LLC Law Webinar

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Jackson Walker Represents Major Shareholder in Hirschfeld Industries Sale

— Insights

FTC Announces Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds for 2018

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Texas Law Firm Jackson Walker Elects 6 New Partners

— Insights

‘Strategies for Sharing a Business Aircraft’ Presentation

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Texas Taking the Lead in State Cryptocurrency Enforcement

— Insights

FTC Announces Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds for 2017

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Jim Ryan Recognized as Top Deal-Making Attorney by Dallas Business Journal

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36 Jackson Walker Attorneys Recognized in S.A. Scene’s 2017 Best Lawyers List

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The Department of Labor’s New Fiduciary Rule: Frequently Asked Questions for Private Fund Advisers

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“Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy.”

— Attorney News

Austin Office Receives ‘A’ Grade in Law Firm Diversity Report Card

— Client Results

Jackson Walker Represents Buyer in Largest U.S. Ranch Sale of 2017

— Attorney News

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 94 Jackson Walker Attorneys

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BTI Lists Jackson Walker in Report on Firms with the Best Collaboration

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Jackson Walker Named Among Firms with the Best Associates by BTI

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Public Benefit Corporations Have Arrived in Texas

— Insights

Key Texas M&A Issues Presentation

— Insights

Confidentiality Agreements and Letters of Intent – October 2017

— Attorney News

Lauren Ciminello Named to San Antonio Business Journal's "2017 Outstanding Lawyer" List

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Forum Selection, Jury Waiver and Choice of Law Provisions in Acquisition Agreements – March 2018

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56 Jackson Walker Attorneys Named to 2018 'Texas Super Lawyers' List by Thomson Reuters

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‘Texas Lawyer’ Honors Byron Egan With Lifetime Achievement Award

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Byron Egan Presents “Ethical Issues in M&A Transactions” at 14th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

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Larry Glasgow Moderates Panel on “Deal Driver Differences Between Private Equity and Strategic Players” at 14th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

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Jackson Walker Represents IOG Gonzales 1835 LLC in Sale of Certain Eagle Ford Properties

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Jackson Walker Ranks Among Top Texas Firms for Capital Markets Activity in First Half of 2018

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Stephanie Chandler Guides Technology Startup Investors on Startup Valuation, Red Flags, and Raising Money