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Experience

Amy Curtis’ practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, and securities matters. Her expertise includes public and private debt and equity offerings; tender offers, mergers, and stock and asset acquisitions; SEC reporting and general securities compliance; and general corporate, partnership, limited liability company, and contract matters. In addition, Amy has advised clients on the adoption and implementation of corporate governance policies and procedures.

  • Represented a public oil and gas exploration and production company with an enterprise value in excess of $4.5 billion in a negotiated tender offer
  • Represented sellers of a private company in a $3.7 billion sale of a controlling interest to a consortium of funds
  • Represented a privately held Permian Basin oil and gas company in its $2.4 billion sale to a public company
  • Represented a public cement, aggregate, concrete, and construction material supplier in connection with its $2.9 billion acquisition by its controlling shareholder by tender offer and merger
  • Represented a public Canadian electronics retailer in connection with its $284 million acquisition by a U.S. public electronics retailer by cash tender offer and merger
  • Represented a public oil and gas company in a negotiated tender offer and follow-on cash merger with another public oil and gas company for a purchase price of $265 million
  • Represented public retailer of arts, crafts, framing, wall décor, and seasonal merchandise in its $150 million acquisition of an international wholesale and retail supplier of arts and crafts products
  • Represented a public technology company in a negotiated tender offer and follow-on registered stock merger with another public technology company for a purchase price of $150 million
  • Represented a staffing and consulting company in its leveraged recapitalization, stock exchange, and redemption transaction; $131 million
  • Represented an international public oil and gas company in its stock purchase of foreign subsidiaries of another public oil and gas company; $90 million
  • Represented a publicly traded royalty trust in the divestiture of its assets
  • Represented a public mattress and bedding manufacturer in divestiture of its innerspring component business
  • Represented a privately held distribution company in multiple divestitures of retail book, music, and movie distribution business
  • Represented an oilfield services company in the sale of the company to a publicly traded acquirer
  • Represented four major trucking companies in the sale of a third-party logistics company to a private equity firm
  • Represented a national bank in the divestiture of its royalty trust administration business
  • Represented the owners of a fundraising consulting firm in the sale of the company to a private equity firm
  • Represented a nursery company in a recapitalization and stock exchange
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in multiple rounds of venture capital financing
  • Represented a public entertainment company in acquisitions and dispositions of multiple video stores
  • Represented a management group in a management buyout of pizza chain
  • Represented an insurance agency in its sale of assets, joint venture transaction, and debt financing with a public insurance company
  • Represented a public oil and gas company in going-private merger transaction
  • Represented a telecommunications company in its purchase of call center assets

Represented a compensation consulting firm in its sale of assets to national consulting firm

  • Represented a public oil and gas exploration and production company in a public offering of $1 billion of investment grade notes
  • Represented a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in a $414 million initial public offering of units
  • Represented a public cement, aggregates, and concrete company in a Rule 144A offering of $650 of senior notes and self-tender offer for $550 million of senior notes
  • Represented a public mattress and bedding manufacturer in a $450 million Rule 144A offering of senior notes
  • Represented a public oil and gas exploration and production company in a Rule 144A offering of $300 million of senior notes and self-tender offer for $160 million of senior notes
  • Represented a public oil and gas exploration and production company in a self-tender offer for $769 million of senior notes
  • Represented a public oil and gas exploration and production company in a Rule 144A offering of $300 million of senior notes
  • Represented a public cement and steel producer in a Rule 144A offering of $600 million of senior notes and self-tender offer for $200 million of senior notes
  • Represented a public cement, aggregates, and concrete company in a Rule 144A offering of $300 million of senior notes
  • Represented a publicly traded royalty trust in registered offerings of $511 million of trust units
  • Represented a public MLP in its “check-the-box” transaction to elect C corporation status
  • Represented a public cement and steel producer in spin-off of its steel division, including Rule 144A offerings by each company of senior notes ($350 million and $300 million) and a self-tender offer for $600 million of senior notes

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Corporate Law), 2016-2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Mergers & Acquisitions), 2013-2019
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas (Corporate Securities/Capital Markets), D Magazine, 2017-2018
  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance), 2004-2013
  • Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2010
  • ICFM Leading Lawyers 500, InterContinental Finance magazine, 2013

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 1998, magna cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law; Texas Survey Editor, SMU Law Review Association; Barristers; Order of the Coif; Hatton W. Sumners Scholar
  • B.J., 1994, with high honors, The University of Texas at Austin

Admissions

  • Texas