Private Equity and Venture Capital

Practice Contacts

J. Holt Foster, III
Partner
214.969.1366
Michael K. Pierce
Partner
713.217.2837
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Thompson & Knight attorneys have extensive experience with private equity and venture capital funds, particularly in the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. 

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.”

The Firm’s funds practice encompasses all phases of private equity and venture capital, including:

  • Fund formation;
  • Fund investment transactions;
  • Fund and fund portfolio company M&A and “exit” transactions; and
  • Fund sponsor formation and ongoing regulatory, employee, and operational matters.

In addition, Thompson & Knight has represented a significant number of companies, both mature and start-ups, seeking to partner or joint venture with private equity and venture capital funds or other private investors.  We also counsel institutional and other investors seeking to invest in private equity and venture capital funds as well as in other private investment vehicles.

Thompson & Knight’s team consists of a number of attorneys across a wide array of practice groups and specialty areas, including corporate and securities, tax, capital markets, finance, oil and gas, energy, ERISA, employment and labor, environmental, and wealth management.