Corporate and Securities

Practice Contact

Michael K. Pierce
Practice Group 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 2014 edition of Best Law Firms, the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices from the publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, the Firm was recognized in the Corporate/M&A category of the prestigious Chambers USA 2013 legal directory published by Chambers & Partners, which notes that the Firm “serves as counsel to some of the state's most active energy clients” and praises Thompson & Knight as being “highly capable of acting on both a domestic and cross-border basis in M&A transactions” as well as having “excellent practical experience [with] private equity matters.”

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.