Our Transactional Team

The goal of Gray Reed’s deep bench of over 50 experienced transactional attorneys is to provide our clients with thoughtful strategies and current market knowledge to help them grow their businesses.  We offer a wide array of legal services across the corporate spectrum, including banking and financecapital markets and securitiesmergers and acquisitionsprivate equityenergy transactionshealthcare transactionsreal estate transactionsconstruction, and insurance. We complement our transactional practice with supporting practice groups specializing in taxlabor and employmentintellectual property and litigation.

We assist clients from a financial and strategic point of view with the formation of their businesses, including analysis of tax and regulatory issues, thoughtful crafting of equity ownership structures, governance rights, capitalization mechanics and debt and equity financing as well as the acquisition and divestiture of businesses and assets. We help clients navigate complex acquisition, growth and divestiture strategies, including negotiation of letters of intent and term sheets, legal and business due diligence, auctions, drafting and negotiating the definitive documentation and post-closing integration.  Our team also serves as capital markets and securities counsel to middle market and larger publicly traded companies.

Recognized By Our Clients and Collegues

Many of our practice groups and individual attorneys are regularly recognized in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers (a Woodward/White company) “Best Law Firms” ranking, ranked by Chambers USA and selected as Top Lawyers, Rising Stars, Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers by Texas Super Lawyers as published in Texas Monthly Magazine   (a Thompson Reuters publication), Houstonia Magazine and D Magazine in Dallas.  We are proud to have developed a preeminent energy practice, health care practice and banking and finance practice, all of which have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers (a Woodward/White company) “Best Law Firms” rankings.  We regard this industry recognition with appreciation but believe that our most significant accomplishments are our long-standing client relationships that we have cultivated over many years.

Our Clients 

We advise all types of entities in each phase of their life cycle, including start-ups, mid-sized, privately held companies and large, publicly-traded corporations with domestic and international operations.  We advise virtually every type of client, including portfolio companies, private equity funds, management teams, financial institutions, institutional investors, national and regional banks, alternative lenders, REITs, hospitals and other healthcare providers, privately-held and public companies of all sizes and their boards of directors and special committees. 

We counsel clients in the myriad of industries that comprise today’s global economy, including upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas, oilfield services, real estate, banking and financial services, health care, technology, industrial and waste transportation, storage and disposal, mineral interest and royalty aggregation, saltwater disposal, environmental remediation, chemical and product manufacturing, technology, manufacturing, distribution and logistics, retail and hospitality and restaurants.

Our Transactional Practice Groups

Why Clients Feel at Home at Gray Reed

Our goal is for your experience with our transactional attorneys to fully align with your business objectives. We tailor our advice specifically to how you want to do business with us.  Our lawyers are adaptable – we strive to creatively structure transactions and problem solve to assist you through every stage of your company’s life cycle. We want you to be comfortable with our skill and practical approach.

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