Corporate and Securities

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Wesley P. Williams
Practice Leader
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Thompson & Knight's Corporate and Securities Practice Group has a breadth of expertise that covers the entire range of corporate and securities matters. Our clients include domestic and international corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other entities whose businesses we seek to impact favorably with each matter entrusted to us. We are proud that Thompson & Knight received a national first-tier ranking for Corporate Law in the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms," the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices. We are also ranked among the top firms in the nation for Corporate Restructuring (including bankruptcy) and M&A: middle market (sub-$500m) by The Legal 500 US 2015. Additionally, the Firm was recognized among the top 10 firms in Texas in the Corporate/M&A category by the prestigious Chambers USA 2015 directory, which notes that our attorneys “know the industry extremely well, which gives clients a good advantage.”

Our attorneys serve as outside general and special counsel and advisors on public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint venture creations, leveraged buyouts, corporate restructurings, and a full range of other business transactions. We represent issuers and underwriters, analyzing, structuring, negotiating, and managing the diverse issues that arise in corporate financing transactions, handling all federal and state securities law matters, including periodic reporting and compliance matters. We have also developed expertise in corporate governance issues and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, including representation of audit and special committees with respect to internal investigations and related party transactions.