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Experience

Kenn Webb has practiced business law and been actively involved in civic and charitable affairs in the City of Dallas for more than 30 years. He has represented businesses ranging from industry leaders to start-up ventures in many industries, including energy, retail, transportation, technology development, manufacturing, construction materials, and investment banking. He has assisted these clients with securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC filings, and a wide variety of commercial contracts and other corporate matters. He also advises foundations and other nonprofit entities in connection with investment transactions.

Kenn has advised entrepreneurs and early-stage companies in connection with entity formation, establishment of strategic relationships, and financings, from seed rounds to venture capital and private equity fundings. He has also represented venture-backed companies in liquidity events, including business dispositions and IPOs.

Kenn has advised public company Boards and committees on corporate governance matters, including conflict issues and directors’ fiduciary duties in connection with tender offers, sales of businesses, and related-party transactions.

Kenn is the Chair of the City of Dallas Citizen Homelessness Commission. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Hope Supply Co., a nonprofit meeting the critical needs of homeless and at-risk children in the North Texas area. His previous service to the community includes two terms as President of the Board of The Council on Alcohol & Drugs.

  • Represented world’s largest operator, franchisor, and licensor of convenience stores in the acquisition of a chain of 175 convenience stores in Texas and Utah and a wholesale motor fuels distribution business with a dealer network of approximately 550 service stations
  • Represented world’s largest operator, franchisor, and licensor of convenience stores in the acquisition of a chain of 69 convenience stores in Ohio and Pennsylvania and a wholesale motor fuels distribution business
  • Represented world’s largest operator, franchisor, and licensor of convenience stores in the acquisition of a California-based motor fuels distribution business
  • Represented majority stockholders in the sale of their interests in a privately held oilfield service company for approximately $3.7 billion to a consortium of investors led by a foreign sovereign investment fund
  • Represented AMEX-listed provider of oil well control technology and services in connection with its acquisition by an NYSE-listed company in a public tender offer/merger transaction for approximately $235 million
  • Advised Board of Directors of oilfield services company in connection with a $700 million roll-up transaction involving five companies operating in complementary industry segments
  • Represented Nasdaq company, as target, in $95 million public tender offer by international publishing company
  • Represented privately held provider of wireless internet solutions in sale of company to publicly traded strategic purchaser
  • Represented U.S.’s then-largest computer products retailer in the acquisition for $211 million of a competitor’s chain of computer retail stores
  • Represented NYSE-listed cement and construction materials company in the purchase for $690 million of aggregates and construction materials businesses in United States and Canada from a foreign company
  • Represented NYSE-listed cement and construction materials company in the sale of its Texas Division to Mexican national cement company in concurrent asset and stock transactions
  • Represented publicly traded oil and gas E&P company in connection with its acquisition by another public company in a tender offer/merger transaction involving a public offering of the acquirer’s stock
  • Represented retail chain in sale of company to one of the nation’s largest retail conglomerates
  • Represented shareholders in the leveraged sale of a public company to a private equity firm
  • Represented privately held manufacturer in reverse merger with public shell company
  • Represented financial services company in acquisition of post-disposition shell company in tax-advantaged transaction
  • Represented buyers and sellers in numerous merger or acquisition transactions, including advice to directors and special committees on fiduciary duty questions
  • Represented oilfield service company in connection with $550 million offering of its 7.125% senior unsecured notes due 2018 under Rule 144A
  • Represented oilfield service company in connection with proposed $690 million IPO of its common stock
  • Represented oil and natural gas E&P company in connection with $200 million offering and $150 million add-on offering of its 9.75% senior unsecured notes due 2017 under Rule 144A
  • Represented Nasdaq-listed transportation company in public offering of common stock
  • Represented web-based subscription service company in IPO and second round venture capital financing
  • Represented underwriters in IPO by developer of software systems for the insurance industry
  • Represented underwriters in IPO by computer component manufacturer
  • Represented transportation company in IPO of its common stock
  • Represented NYSE-listed oil and gas E&P company in structured finance transaction involving $125 million Rule 144A offering of subsidiary notes
  • Represented NYSE-listed oil and gas E&P company in simultaneous registered public offerings of $230 million of Convertible Notes and $100 million of Senior Notes and secondary offering of $150 million of common stock
  • Represented NYSE-listed cement and construction materials company in concurrent U.S. and Canadian public offerings of $100 million of common stock, public offerings of medium-term notes, and U.S.-Canadian exchange offer
  • Represented national retailer/franchiser in secondary public offering of common stock
  • Represented Nasdaq-listed technology manufacturer in “PIPE” offerings and related registrations
  • Represented Nasdaq-listed technology manufacturer in institutional placement of preferred equity
  • Represented several emerging technology companies in venture capital and convertible debt financing transactions
  • Represented national bank in negotiation of terms of preferred equity in connection with restructuring of publicly traded partnership
  • Represented several public companies in connection with redemptions and stock repurchase programs

Other Transactions

  • Represented world’s largest operator, franchisor, and licensor of convenience stores in connection with the formation and organization of a venture with some of the country’s largest merchants for the purpose of developing a merchant-driven mobile payment network
  • Represented independent energy and services company in two oilfield technology licensing transactions

General

  • Advice to public companies regarding SEC reporting, proxy solicitations, public disclosures, stock exchange listing standards, and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulations
  • Counseling on corporate governance matters, including preparation of codes of ethics, audit, compensation and other committee charters, whistleblower policies, and insider trading policies
  • Manufacturing, distribution, and marketing agreements
  • Employment, consulting, and noncompetition agreements
  • Software development and license agreements
  • Counseling and representation in all aspects of corporate and general business law for clients in a variety of industries

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Corporate Law), 2019-2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate), 2003-2005, 2012-2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent TM Peer Review Rated

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Chair, City of Dallas Citizen Homelessness Commission
  • Advisory Board Member, Hope Supply Co.
  • Former Board Member and Past President, The Council on Alcohol & Drugs
  • Member, American Bar Association; Business Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association; Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Counsel Sections
  • Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 1985, Stanford Law School; Associate Managing Editor, Stanford Law Review
  • B.A., 1982, summa cum laude, Louisiana State University; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; Mu Sigma Rho; Chancellor’s Medal for Distinguished Academic Achievement

Admissions

  • Texas