UT Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute has gained a reputation among deal lawyers, corporate development officers, investment bankers, private equity investors, and other legal and financial practitioners as the leading private M&A conference of its kind in the United States for the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A.
The combination of an excellent program with nationally recognized speakers, prestigious U.S. and international sponsors, Fletcher’s Texas State Fair famous corny dogs, the 7th annual whiskey tasting, invaluable networking opportunities, and much more, makes this an event you won't want to miss!
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will verify the number of Illinois attorneys in attendance within 10 days after the conference. Self report your credit to the MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.
As The University of Texas School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider (#1944), and the State Bar of California is a New York Approved Jurisdiction, our courses are approved for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour, and in accordance with the Program Rules and the Regulations and Guidelines of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board. More information and details can be found at Section 6 of the Regulations and Guidelines.
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the New York State Bar Association. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive the Pennsylvania CLE Board Credit Request Form and approval documentation to self-report credit directly to the Pennsylvania CLE Board. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.
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UT Law CLE
2017 Mergers and Acquisitions Institute
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Berkeley Research Group is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, investigations, data analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, banking, information technology, energy, construction, and real estate. BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices across the United States and in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Latin America, and the United Kingdom.
As a trusted advisor to the legal industry, Citi Private Bank Law Firm Group has been providing financial services to law firms and lawyers for over 45 years and now services more than 40,000 lawyers and 650 firms across the US and UK, representing 90% of AmLaw 100. Our expertise has been recognized for the past 3 years by the National Law Journal where we were voted best for private banking services, wealth management/financial asset advisory provider, attorney escrow service and national business bank. We provide law firms and lawyers with a full array of tailored financial solutions that include banking, credit and wealth management services.
Matheson’s primary focus is on serving the Irish legal needs of international companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland. Our clients include over half of the Fortune 100 companies. We also advise 7 of the top 10 global technology brands and over half of the world’s 50 largest banks.
We have more than 650 people across our five offices—in Dublin, London, New York, Palo Alto and San Francisco—including over 350 lawyers and 80 partners. Matheson is the only Irish law firm commended by the Financial Times for innovation in corporate law, finance law and corporate strategy.
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP provides the highest quality legal advice and representation to clients around the world. The results the firm achieves have set it apart for more than 130 years and have become a model for the modern practice of law. Today, S&C is a leader in each of its core practice areas and in each of its geographic markets.
Clients of the firm are nearly evenly divided between U.S. and non-U.S. entities. They include industrial and commercial companies; financial institutions; private funds; governments; educational, charitable and cultural institutions; and individuals, estates and trusts. S&C’s client base is exceptionally diverse, a result of the firm’s extraordinary capacity to tailor work to specific client needs.
S&C comprises approximately 800 lawyers who serve clients around the world through a network of 12 offices, located in leading financial centers in Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States. The firm is headquartered in New York.
At Wells Fargo Corporate Trust Services, we take the time to learn your needs and build a personalized suite of services to simplify your transaction. Our deal team provides the professionalism you expect, backed by the knowledge and stability of Wells Fargo. Whether you need an M&A escrow agent, corporate debt trustee, 1031 like-kind exchange, or an insurance-related trust, our team can help you.
At Wilmington Trust, we look at every deal as a unique opportunity—and also employ a solution-driven model—a strategy that with our flexibility and responsiveness will foster a seamless execution of each M&A project.
We are committed to the M&A business as evidenced through our investment in technology and development and implementation of Wilmington Trust FASTTRACK – a web portal that automates the submission of shareholder information; and the recent hiring of four market professionals. Our job is to make the escrow/paying agent process easy and efficient; that’s why our relationship managers are specialized in M&A and are empowered to move your deal along. As a result, we are one of the fastest growing M&A corporate trust providers with over 130% growth over the past four years servicing over 1,600 M&A accounts annually.
Contact us to see how we can make a difference in your transaction. Visit www.wilmingtontrust.com to learn more.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading global law firm providing innovative legal services and business solutions to individuals and institutions. We are one of the world’s largest law firms, with more than 900 lawyers and professionals in 21 offices. Our firm’s clients range from individuals to corporations and foreign governments. We were founded in Texas in 1945 by Robert Strauss and Richard Gump, with the guiding vision that commitment, excellence and integrity would drive the success of the firm. We incorporated those qualities into the firm’s core values as we grew into an international full-service firm positioned at the intersection of commerce, policy and the law. Our goal in every engagement is to offer a level of client service that not only meets but anticipates our clients’ needs and exceeds their expectations. From reputational defense of headline-makers to down- and midstream energy investments, from precedential class action dismissals to protection of terrorism’s victims, we serve clients in over 85 practices that range from the traditional, such as litigation and corporate, to the contemporary, such as climate change and national security. Our lawyers, many of them with years of experience in the boardroom, on the bench and in the halls of government, collaborate across borders and practice areas to provide comprehensive counsel.
Since 1902, Andrews Kurth Kenyon has built its practice on the belief that “straight talk is good business.” Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the firm’s relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees. With nearly 430 attorneys and 11 locations worldwide, Andrews Kurth Kenyon represents a wide array of clients in multiple industries. For more information about Andrews Kurth Kenyon, please visit andrewskurthkenyon.com.
Appleby is one of the world’s leading offshore law firms with close to 500 people, including 60 partners, operating from 10 offices around the globe. We advise global public and private companies, financial institutions, and high net worth individuals, working with them and their advisers to achieve practical solutions, whether in a single location or across multiple jurisdictions. Appleby is ranked as one of the world’s largest providers of offshore legal services in The Lawyer’s 2016 Offshore Survey and consistently deliver sophisticated, specialized services.
Since 1840, Baker Botts has been among the leading law firms. Today, with 725 lawyers based around the world, it ranks among the largest global law firms in scope and influence. We focus on providing full service in the energy and technology sectors. We regularly work with governmental agencies, project companies, banks, insurance companies, investment firms, non-profit organizations, individuals, estates and partnerships. Baker Botts represents most of the Fortune 100 companies, as well as many individuals and small and medium sized business entities. The firm’s highly ranked practices provide tailored advice across all areas of energy, technology and commercial law, including: business and financial sectors in relation to disputes, transactions and regulatory matters. Baker Botts’ market leading practices advise clients on cutting edge issues in the fields corporate finance and securities; project development and finance; international trade; all manner of tax matters; legislative, administrative and regulatory activities; civil and white collar criminal defense, litigation, arbitration; real estate; intellectual property; government contracts law; and environmental. Baker Botts maintains offices in fourteen locations around the world: Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Palo Alto, Riyadh, San Francisco and Washington.
With more than 600 legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg LLP is one of the largest law firms in the country. We have a deep bench of attorneys who practice in areas such as business transactions, M&A, financings, corporate ownership and governance, litigation, compliance, bankruptcy and reorganization, and intellectual property from offices in Dallas and in 12 other U.S. cities. Going the extra mile to help you with your complex legal needs. Find out more at btlaw.com
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Blackhill Partners, LLC is a leading advisor to companies and their stakeholders in mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings around the world. With expertise in highly complex transactions, Blackhill’s professionals have advised Fortune 500 and middle-market clients on over $250 billion in mergers, acquisitions, financings, and restructurings across a broad range of industries, with particular depth in energy, maritime and industrial businesses. Blackhill’s unique model emphasizes senior professional involvement in every aspect of an engagement, bringing our considerable experience to bear for our clients’ most challenging situations. www.blackhillpartners.com
For more than 150 years, Blakes has proudly served many of Canada's and the world's leading businesses and organizations. The firm has built a reputation during that time as both a leader in the business community and in the legal profession. In 2017, Blakes garnered the highest number of rankings in Canada by Chambers Global and was named "Canada Law Firm of the Year" for the ninth consecutive year by Who's Who Legal. We also consistently rank as one of the top Canadian firms on the Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters and mergermarket M&A league tables in terms of transactional value or number of deals for Canadian announced transactions. We have more than 550 lawyers in offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London, Bahrain, Beijing and associated offices in Al-Khobar and Riyadh. Serving a diverse national and international client base, our integrated office network provides clients with access to the firm's full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Whether an issue is local or multi-jurisdictional, practice-area specific or interdisciplinary, Blakes handles transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity.
CT is the highest quality provider of corporate business compliance solutions and registered agent services for the dealmaker industry. Our expertise and unparalleled service allow us to offer a powerful suite of solutions including: mergers and acquisitions support, secured lending and structured finance assistance, global compliance and international services, and real estate transaction services. We enable our customers to make smart decisions and effectively manage the complexities of their business requirements. CT is part of Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, a business of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company.
Gardere's mergers and acquisitions lawyers have a well-deserved reputation not only for getting transactions closed for buyers and sellers, but also for ensuring that clients get the deal they expected – with no surprises. Clients regularly comment on our sense of urgency, our knowledge of important markets, the hands-on involvement of Gardere partners and our value-driven rate structure. Whether the deal is small, involves a public or private middle-market client, or is a headline-making transaction, we have a culture that fosters timely access to senior decision-makers. Gardere clients know that their deal will keep moving forward with certainty and precision.
Gibson Dunn is a full-service law firm with over 1,200 lawyers in 20 offices worldwide, including Dallas and Houston. Named a Texas Powerhouse by Law360, Gibson Dunn has long recognized the importance of having a Texas presence. The addition of an array of prominent partners to the Dallas office in recent years and the 2017 opening of a Houston base exemplify Gibson Dunn’s long-term commitment to the Lone Star State. Gibson Dunn’s new office in Houston adds a team of highly regarded partners who focus on corporate transactions in the energy sector. Our transactional lawyers have handled some of the largest and most complex matters in the world, and we have extensive experience in all types of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. Our clients include most of the Fortune 100 and more than half of the Fortune 500 companies. Our Texas Corporate/M&A practice is led by the firm’s global M&A co-chair and has been recognized by Chambers USA. We are a recognized leader in representing companies ranging from start-up ventures to multinational corporations in all major industries.
Haynes and Boone’s M&A practice group works with public and private companies of all sizes in a broad range of industries, advising businesses, financial institutions and private equity firms on strategic, financial, defensive, and growth-oriented transactions, and finding practical, cost-effective solutions to difficult problems. Haynes and Boone is one of the nation’s largest law firms with offices in Texas, New York, Washington, DC, California, Colorado, Illinois, Mexico City, London and Shanghai.
Houlihan Lokey (NYSE:HLI) is a global investment bank with expertise in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, financial restructuring, valuation, and strategic consulting. The firm serves corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide with offices in the United States, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. Independent advice and intellectual rigor are hallmarks of the firm’s commitment to client success across its advisory services. Houlihan Lokey is ranked as the No. 1 M&A advisor for all U.S. transactions, the No. 1 global restructuring advisor, and the No. 1 global M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years, according to Thomson Reuters. For more information, please visit www.HL.com.
Kirkland & Ellis is one of the world’s leading law firms, with approximately 1,900 lawyers practicing from thirteen offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our clients and experience cut across every major industry and discipline. Clients around the globe call upon Kirkland to handle their most important and complex corporate, litigation, intellectual property and restructuring matters.
Kirkland’s principal goals are to provide the highest quality legal services available anywhere; to be an instrumental part of each client’s success; and to recruit, retain and advance the brightest legal talent. Our Firm seeks long-term, partnering relationships with clients, to the end of providing the best total solution to the client’s legal needs. Kirkland stresses—and clients rightfully expect—good results. To that end, our Firm employs innovative, pragmatic strategies and hard work to ensure that our clients’ legal needs are met.
Loyens & Loeff is an independent law firm with major offices in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, commonly referred to as the Benelux. The firm has an integrated legal and tax practice with more than 850 legal and tax experts worldwide. In addition to the Benelux offices, our offices are located in major international financial centres including New York, London, Paris, Zurich, Singapore, Tokyo and Dubai. In the Benelux, Loyens & Loeff is leading in M&A and private equity, has a strong capital markets practice and banking & finance practice, in addition to a full service corporate and commercial litigation practice. Our integrated legal and tax approach is unmatched by any firm in our home market. Our almost 400 tax experts have consistently made us the tax law firm to go to in the Benelux. Our integrated practice model is mirrored in our New York office. Twelve lawyers and tax experts advise clients from the U.S., Canada and Latin America on M&A, international tax structuring, banking and general corporate matters, mostly on Netherlands and Luxembourg law.
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.
Our firm has more than 80 years of experience serving a broad range of client interests. Our diversified business practice enables us to represent a wide range of commercial, industrial and financial enterprises, both publicly and privately held. Our clientele include some of the world’s largest corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, and individuals. Outstanding client service is a cornerstone of our practice that has withstood the test of geography, economy and time. We are proud of the recognition we have received from our clients for our commitment to service, and we value their satisfaction as the best measure of our success.
McMillan is a leading Canadian business law firm committed to client service and professional excellence. With recognized expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors, we provide definitive Canadian legal advice to businesses, financial institutions, governments and private individuals in Canada and elsewhere around the globe through our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Hong Kong.
McMillan’s M&A team has decades of experience managing M&A transactions, small to large, public and private, for global conglomerates, foreign investors, strategic and financial buyers, private equity firms, entrepreneurs and other investors. Subject-matter experts in all required disciplines, including first-rate tax specialists and some of Canada’s leading Investment Canada and competition law experts, are available to support the M&A team. In addition to maintaining high standards of excellence with respect to our legal work, we pride ourselves on our ability to remain focused on the business deal and work cooperatively with co-counsel and other advisors to bring transactions successfully to a close.
Morrison & Foerster is a leading full-service law firm, with a global network of 16 offices located in key technology and financial centers in the U.S., Asia, and Europe. The firm has been named to the prestigious American Lawyer “A-List” for 13 consecutive years, and we are widely recognized for our top-tier transactional practice. Though we advise clients operating in a broad range of sectors, our M&A practice is well known for handling some of the most high-profile and sophisticated deals in the technology space. We advise on the full spectrum of M&A matters, with particularly deep experience on complex cross-border transactions. The depth and breadth of our practice reflects the dynamic nature of our clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, private equity sponsors, investment banks, and privately held companies.
Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C., is a Texas-based, mid-sized commercial law firm with more than 115 attorneys in Dallas, Houston and Austin. From corporate transactions to dispute resolution, Munsch Hardt provides wide-ranging legal expertise to its clients, navigating each step with in-depth knowledge and responsive action. Munsch Hardt attorneys are known for having large law firm backgrounds and providing clients with a personal and focused approach.
Polsinelli’s Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures practice closes deals. Spanning multiple industries, our attorneys complete transactions for private and public companies. We work collaboratively with in-house personnel and coordinate efforts with clients’ investment bankers, local and foreign counsel, accounting firms and other advisers to provide high-caliber, integrated legal advice covering all areas needed for a seamless negotiation and closing process. By taking the time to understand the economic and value-related consequences singular to our clients’ business transactions, our practice works to protect interests and lead in the navigation of a full range of deal options. Ranked by Chambers USA in (Corporate/M&A) - 2016.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with approximately 800 attorneys in 20 offices, serving corporations, institutions, and entrepreneurs nationally. Ranked #17* for Client Service Excellence among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli has risen more than 50 spots in Am Law's annual firm ranking over the past five years. Polsinelli attorneys provide practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation. Polsinelli attorneys have depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. The firm can be found online at www.polsinelli.com. Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.
*2017 BTI Client Service A-Team Report
Selman Munson counsels small and middle market clients in the sale and purchase of businesses in the oilfield service, healthcare, technology, finance and manufacturing industries. The firm advises clients on tax, securities, international transactions, employee benefits, environmental, real estate and corporate finance matters. The firm typically helps clients in acquisitions, complex corporate transactions, spin-offs of subsidiaries, public and private financings, leveraged buyouts and international subsidiary sales.
Sidley’s Mergers and Acquisitions group provides experience in the structuring, negotiation and financing of a broad range of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, as well as in the design and implementation of structural defenses to unsolicited takeover proposals, including shareholder rights plans.
The group handles a broad variety of M&A transactions, including public company acquisitions, mergers, dispositions and separations (including spin-offs), tender offers, negotiated and unsolicited transactions, auctions, proxy solicitations, joint ventures, restructurings and other transactions involving “troubled” companies and various forms of related financings. The firm also provides advice on corporate governance, tax, employee benefits, antitrust, intellectual property, litigation, financing, bankruptcy and environmental matters relating to these transactions.
Our global presence and well-developed relationships with institutions, regulatory agencies and law firms throughout the world allow us to provide access to services and information unique in scope within the global legal community. We also devote a significant amount of time and resources to analyze the impact of regulatory developments and the compliance hurdles imposed by new legislation and related regulations in the Asia Pacific region, Europe and the U.S. This allows us to closely monitor legal developments and anticipate legislative and regulatory changes to help our clients operate at the forefront. Together with lawyers experienced in cross-border transactions in other groups, such as capital markets, finance, derivatives and tax, our team has significant multi-disciplinary experience in cross-border transactions.
The firm regularly represents prominent public and private corporations in various industries, as well as financial institutions, in their M&A assignments. In 2016, Sidley was counsel on more than 172 disclosed M&A deals totaling in excess of US$110 billion in announced deal value.
With approximately 1,700 attorneys in 22 offices on four continents, Skadden serves clients in every major financial center. Our strategically positioned U.S. and international locations allow us proximity to our clients and their operations and ensure a seamless and unified approach at all times. For more than 60 years, Skadden has provided legal services to the business, financial and governmental communities around the world in a wide range of high-profile transactions, regulatory matters, and litigation and controversy issues. Our clients range from a variety of small, entrepreneurial companies to a substantial number of the 500 largest U.S. corporations and many of the leading global companies. We have represented numerous governments, many of the largest banks — including virtually all of the leading investment banks — and major insurance and financial services companies. The firm has more than 50 practice areas and advises clients in matters involving, among others, mergers and acquisitions, litigation and arbitration, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, securities law, banking, project finance, energy, antitrust, tax and intellectual property.
SRS Acquiom provides innovative M&A products and services that deliver better economics with unprecedented ease and efficiency for buyers and sellers. Services include industry-leading escrow investment, payments administration and shareholder representation. Innovations in escrow solutions are utilized in a broad array of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and insurance. Founded in 2007, SRS Acquiom continues to transform the industry with Acquiom Clearinghouse™, the first and only online payments platform; Acquiom® Compensation Solutions, a service for processing payments treated as taxable compensation; and ground-breaking escrow investment options based on a unique patented method and tailored for M&A. As the global leader, SRS Acquiom represents 85,000 shareholders in 95 countries and has been engaged on 900 transactions valued at $150 billion. Annual data studies and publications are widely used to shape industry best practices.
Stikeman Elliott is recognized internationally for the sophistication of its business law practice. It frequently ranks as a top firm in domestic and international M&A, capital markets and corporate-commercial law by industry league tables and directories, and is widely regarded as a leader in business litigation. Its other areas of expertise include banking and finance, restructuring, competition/antitrust, real estate, tax, labour and employment, and intellectual property. The firm has developed in-depth knowledge of a wide range of industries including energy, mining, financial services, insurance, infrastructure, retail, telecommunications and technology. Located in Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver, its Canadian offices are among the leading practices in their respective jurisdictions. Stikeman Elliott is also prominent internationally, with a longstanding presence in New York, London and Sydney and extensive experience in the U.S., Europe, China, South and Southeast Asia as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Stout is a leading independent advisory firm specializing in Investment Banking, Valuation Advisory, Dispute Consulting and Management Consulting. Stout leverages its considerable investment banking and valuation experience to assist clients in making sound business decisions and completing their critical transactions. We provide industry-specialized M&A execution, private capital financing, and fairness, solvency and other transaction opinions across a wide range of industries to companies ranging from middle-market private to mid-capitalization public. Stout is recognized as the #1 US provider of fairness opinions based on number of transactions from 2011-2016, according to Thompson Reuters. For more information, visit www.stoutadvisory.com.
Established in 1887, Thompson & Knight today is a law firm of approximately 300 attorneys with U.S. offices in Texas, New York, and California and international offices and associations in the Americas, North Africa, and Europe. Attorneys in Thompson & Knight’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group serve as outside general counsel and advisors on day-to-day operational matters for a diverse range of public and private corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other business entities. The Firm’s attorneys represent businesses and investors in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, consolidations, combinations, and asset sales. Thompson & Knight received a national first-tier ranking for Corporate Law in the 2017 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” the preeminent listing of the nation’s top legal practices, and is also ranked among the top firms in Texas in the Corporate/M&A category in the prestigious Chambers USA 2017 directory by Chambers & Partners.
Vinson & Elkins LLP was established in 1917 and has grown to approximately 700 lawyers today. The firm offers experienced legal counsel and commercially-focused service to sophisticated corporate clients across numerous industries. From 16 offices in financial centers and political capitals across the globe, our lawyers provide strategic legal advice on our clients’ most challenging and complex transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, fund formation, venture capital and growth equity investments, project developments, financings, arbitrations, lawsuits, environmental matters, tax cases, intellectual property matters, restructurings/reorganizations, and regulatory proceedings.