Stephen B. Norris

Stephen B. Norris

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    777 Main Street, Suite 3300
    Fort Worth, TX 76102 USA
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Steve Norris focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, various types of financings, and general corporate advice. His expertise includes global joint ventures and acquisitions.


  • Represented various concerns in the purchase and sale of manufacturing facilities, both asset and stock transactions

  • Represented publicly traded hotelier in connection with the disposition of over $1.3 billon of hotels and other assets

  • Advise privately held large multinational internationally-based clients concerning joint ventures and miscellaneous acquisitions and dispositions

  • Ongoing counsel to physician practice group in connection with planning and possible reorganization or other transactions

  • Representation of physician practice groups and IPAs, including the negotiation of payor and provider agreements, physician employment agreements, non-profit restructuring, and capitation risk sharing arrangements

  • Representation of one of two owners of “pioneer” Medicare Accountable Care Organizations, including advice regarding structuring, formation, and contract negotiation

  • Represented ambulatory surgery center owner/manager regarding various matters including organization, purchase, private equity raising, and sale

  • Represented major hotel concern regarding transaction matters, including multiple sale-leaseback transactions

  • Provide ongoing advice to owner/manager of oil and gas royalty and mineral interests including structure, private equity fundraising, asset purchase, and sales

  • Provide ongoing representation of major Japanese engineering and manufacturing concern in connection with various aspects of major construction projects including structure, consortium/joint venture agreements, and EPC contracts

  • Represent owners and operators of aircraft regarding various matters including ownership structure and aircraft purchase, sale, and leasing

  • Represented seller of independent oil and gas development company

  • Represented an independent committee of a board of directors in a public company regarding reorganization as a master limited partnership

  • Represented an independent special litigation committee of a board of directors of a public company regarding shareholder litigation


  • Tarrant County's Top Attorney (Corporate, Mergers, and Acquisitions), Fort Worth, Texas; 2002, 2006-2007, 2009

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Business Law Section; International Section

  • Member, Tarrant County Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section; International Section