The Texas Lawbook’s exclusive Corporate Deal Tracker lists the law firms whose Texas lawyers were lead counsel in M&A transactions for the buyers, sellers and targets between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31 this year. Sixteen of them led 10 deals or more, six were lead counsel on 25 or more transactions, two firms led 50 or more deals and one firm’s Texas lawyers have been lead counsel on more than 100 M&A transactions during the first 10 months of 2023.
Texas lawyers for Kirkland & Ellis officially crossed the 100-deal count threshold and the $100 billion deal value mark in October, according to exclusive new Texas Lawbook Corporate Deal Tracker
The Corporate Deal Tracker M&A rankings of law firms in Texas witnessed a shake up during the first six months of 2023. Last year, Texas lawyers at two firms each worked on 80 M&A deals. No firm worked on more than 66 during the same period this year. Seven firms handled 30 deals or more during H1 in 2022, but only three did it this year.
Fifty-four law firms with attorneys in Texas reported M&A transactions during H1 and 17 of them worked on 10 or more deals. And 25 firms in Texas reported working on deals with combined values of $1 billion or more during H1 2023, up from 19 during the same period last year. The CDT top 10 has three new members. The top six also witnessed a shakeup.
Corporate law firms in Texas promoted more attorneys to partner this year than ever before. The Texas Lawbook looks at all 196 lawyers voted into the partnership by 55 law firms for 2022 and breaks down the numbers by law firm, practice group and the city where they office. The Lawbook has brief bios on all 189 newly minted partners.