This ranks lead participation by law firms in which Texas offices were led the legal advisory teams for any parties of a merger, acquisition, divestiture or joint venture reported to or by The Texas Lawbook during the first six months of 2021 — whether or not values were disclosed.
Corporate Deal Tracker: Law firms in which Texas lawyers were the lead legal advisors for the buyers, sellers or targets of a merger, acquisition, divestiture or joint venture during the first six months of 2021.
There were 208 publicly-priced M&A deals during the first six months of 2021 that were led by corporate lawyers working in Texas. The total transactional value was $301.2 billion. The Texas Lawbook Corporate Deal Tracker has a list of all 208 of those transactions. The data includes the names of the buyers, sellers, lead law firms and lead lawyers for each side, the deal value and date.
Newly released data from the Small Business Administration reveals the full extent to which Texas law firms relied on Payroll Protection Plan loans to stay afloat while adjusting to the widespread disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the data also shows that law firms in Texas rebounded enough to leave a fair amount of federal money on the table. The Texas Lawbook has the numbers.
Dallas-based HollyFrontier Corporation and Holly Energy Partners are paying $1.8 billion to add Sinclair Oil’s iconic brand and distribution network to their operation.
Below are the top valued 50 M&A transactions for the first half of 2021 involving one or more Texas-headquartered companies. The data compiled by Mergermarket and provided exclusively to The
In 2018 the Supreme Court of Texas established a precedent requiring common law cases involving the operation of utilities, even those involving personal injury, to be reviewed by the Public Utilities Commission before reaching the courts. In three opinions filed since Friday, the court has been recalibrating that requirement. The Lawbook’s Allen Pusey reviews those cases and the issues that caused the court to take a new look at its own precedent.
When is a seller not a seller in Texas? When it advertises products online, takes money for them and delivers them to customers, according to the Texas Supreme Court. That opinion was delivered Friday in response to a certified question regarding Amazon.com from the U.S. Fifth Circuit. It was not a unanimous view, as The Lawbook’s Allen Pusey explains.
Invoking a web archive and a social media page as evidence of “purposeful availment,” the Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday that a Connecticut company could be sued in Texas, despite its claim that it never had any intention of doing business here.
The defamation suit brought by a woman accused by D Magazine of living in University Park while on a federal food program took a step closer to trial last week when the Fifth Court of Appeals refused to dismiss her case against the Dallas publication. The court ruled that enough issues of fact have been raised by the plaintiff to preclude a summary judgment. Allen Pusey has details.