Thompson & Knight Expands Corporate Practice with Addition of Experienced Capital Markets Attorney

DALLAS — Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Franklin (Frankie) Shulkin has joined the Firm’s Dallas office as an Associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group.

“Frankie’s capital markets expertise and broad transactional experience makes him an excellent addition to our expanding practice,” said Wesley P. Williams, Thompson & Knight’s Corporate and Securities Practice Leader. “Hiring experienced attorneys like Frankie is the key to the Firm’s growth strategy, and we are very pleased to welcome him to the team.”

Mr. Shulkin represents clients in a wide range of corporate and securities matters, including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. His capital markets experience includes the representation of both issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings as well as public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. Mr. Shulkin’s practice also focuses on special committee advisory work, including the representation of special committees and conflicts committees in connection with various dropdown acquisitions.

Mr. Shulkin also has in-house experience through his secondment to an international investment bank, where he served as legal counsel for all equity capital markets transactions and equity private placements and provided general corporate and mergers and acquisitions support across the bank.

He received a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 2013 and a B.A. in English in the Liberal Arts Honors Program from The University of Texas at Austin in 2009. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Shulkin was an Associate at Vinson & Elkins LLP in New York.