Acquisitions, Mergers, and Sales

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Wesley P. Williams
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Thompson & Knight attorneys represent businesses and investors in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, consolidations, combinations, and asset sales. We are proud that 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. According to one client quoted by the directory, “the lawyers at Thompson & Knight understand the goals of their clients and bend over backwards to get things done right and on time.” The Firm is also ranked among the top firms in the nation for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts, M&A: middle market (sub-$500m) in The Legal 500 US 2017 directory by Legalease. Additionally, the Firm was recognized among the top firms in Texas for Corporate/M&A in the prestigious Chambers USA 2017 directory by Chambers and Partners, which quotes one client as stating: “They are smart, knowledgeable, helpful, and responsive.”

We advise the executives, boards of directors and special committees, investment bankers, financial institutions, and investors of acquiring companies and target companies, including public and private corporations and partnerships, limited liability companies, and other business entities. Our focus is on capital formation, corporate governance, securities, and other regulatory issues as we structure innovative deals that accomplish our clients' business goals.

Our lawyers analyze, structure, negotiate, and manage merger, acquisition, and disposition transactions, helping our clients formulate the tactics, structure, and negotiating positions necessary to complete the deal. We have an understanding of corporate governance that combines our decades of corporate counsel experience with astute commercial litigation skills, using it to advise our clients' boards of directors on business judgment, disclosure, regulatory compliance, and shareholder communication issues. In transactions involving minority stockholders or other owners, we help clients identify and address governance issues, conflicts of interest, and fiduciary responsibilities for an effective response to dissident stockholders and stockholders with statutory or contractual appraisal rights.