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Haynes and Boone Lawyers Widely Recognized in Texas Rising Stars 2014

Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers have followed last year’s strong showing in the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory with an impressive group of 32 firm attorneys that editors have chosen for inclusion in the 2014 edition. Ten of the 32 made their first appearance in the special directory, which recognizes the top up-and-coming lawyers in the state. >>

Haynes and Boone Advises Super D in Acquisition of Alliance Entertainment

A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers advised Super D, a global music wholesaler, in its acquisition of Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation, a multimedia wholesale distributor, from Platinum Equity and the Gores Group. >>

Haynes and Boone Advises High Roller Wells in Connection with $239 Million Sale of Oilfield Water Lines LP to NGL Energy Partners LP

DALLAS – Haynes and Boone, LLP advised client High Roller Wells in connection with the just-announced $239.2 million sale by Oilfield Water Lines LP (“OWL”) of its saltwater disposal wells and saltwater hauling business to Tulsa energy transport and propane marketer NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL). OWL is a partnership involving High Roller Wells LLC and the Mark Cuban Companies. >>



Recent Publications

SEC Issues Proposed Crowdfunding Rules

On October 23, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued proposed rules to effect Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act, enacted on April 5, 2012. Title III and the proposed rules provide the framework for companies to raise capital through securities offerings using crowdfunding. >>

Rule 506 Revolution: The SEC Adopts Significant Amendments to the Rules Regarding Private Offerings of Securities

On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted the new, much-anticipated rules that lift the ban on general solicitation and advertising in connection with certain private offerings of securities. >>



Christina W. Marshall

Associate

Richardson


2505 N. Plano Road
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Richardson, Texas 75082
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Areas of Practice

Education

  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2006, magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, SMU Law Review
  • B.A., Austin College, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2006
Christina W. Marshall

As an associate in the Corporate practice group, Christina Marshall advises clients regarding securities law issues, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and general corporate matters. Having advised both small and large companies in a wide range of corporate matters, Christina appreciates the issues faced by companies of all sizes and understands the varied role of an attorney as both a legal and business advisor.

Christina's practice focuses on the representation of technology-based companies, including companies in the telecommunications, software, hardware, robotics and optoelectronics industries. While the majority of the clients Christina advises are technology-based companies, she also advises companies in the financial advisory, food service, oil and gas, insurance and manufacturing industries, among others.

Christina's practice includes:

  • Ongoing representation of multiple portfolio companies receiving venture capital or private equity investment.

  • Advising venture capital and private equity firms regarding the structure and terms of proposed financings and securities law issues.

  • Representing middle market companies in M&A transactions.

  • Advising public companies regarding securities offerings and compliance.

Recent Publications and Speeches

  • "Raising Capital and Selling a Company During and After the Great Recession," panel discussion presented to the State Bar of Texas, October 21, 2010.
  • "After the Apocalypse: A Discussion of the Great Recession's Impact on Venture Capital, Private Equity and M&A," panel discussion presented to the State Bar of Texas, April 20, 2010.
  • "Coming to Terms," co-authored with David H. Oden and Jeffrey A. Wolfson, Nature Biotechnology, Vol. 28, No. 2, February 2010.
  • "The Benefits of Shutting Down a Corporation," co-authored with David Oden, Law360.com, June 11, 2009. 
  • "A Potential Conflict of Interest: Down Round Financings," co-authored with M. David Burton and Julie E. Sherman, Corporate Counsel Review, Vol. XXVIII, No. 1, May 2009.

Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association 
  • State Bar of Texas, Vice-Chair, Membership Committee of the Business Law Section 
  • American Bar Association

Honors

  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition in Mergers & Acquisitions (2013-2014)

Selected Representative Experience


Innovative Mag-Drive, LLC Acquisition
Represented Flowserve US Inc. in its acquisition of Innovative Mag-Drive, LLC d/b/a Innomag, a manufacturer of advanced sealless magnetic drive centrifugal pumps.

Alliance Acquisition
Represented CD Listening Bar, Inc. d/b/a Super D in its acquisition of Alliance Entertainment Holding Corporation, a multimedia wholesale distributor.

NGL Partners Acquisition - High Roller/OWL
Represented High Roller Wells in connection with $239 million sale of Oilfield Water Lines LP to NGL Energy Partners LP.

Layered Technologies Acquisition of NewWorldApps
Represented compliant hosting and cloud services provider in its acquisition of a compliant cloud hosting company servicing the government sector.

Initial Public Offering - Matador Resources Company
Represented Matador Resources Company, an independent oil and gas company, in its initial public offering of $178.6 million of common stock, including shares sold by the selling shareholders.

Reverse Merger and PIPE Financing
Represented Blue Calypso, Inc. in its reverse merger and subsequent PIPE transaction with JJ&R Ventures, Inc., a public shell company.

Valtech SA Acquisition of Adea, Inc.
Represented Adea, Inc., a technology consultancy with global operations, in the acquisition of its assets by Valtech S.A.

Acquisition of GreenSoft Solutions, Inc.
Represented Layered Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of GreenSoft Solutions, Inc.

Series A Preferred Stock Financing
Represented Wham! Inc. in the sale of approximately $4.5 million of its Series A Preferred Stock to certain venture capital firms and individuals.

Series I Preferred Stock Financing
Represented Layered Technologies, Inc. in the sale of approximately $50 million of its Series I Preferred Stock to certain private equity funds and individuals.

Avatar Hospitality Systems, Inc. - Asset Purchase
Represented Avatar Systems, Inc. in its purchase of assets from Yellak, Price, and Associates.

Acquisition of the Assets of Intelli-Site, Inc.
Represented Integrated Security Systems, Inc. in the sale of assets to Vuance, Inc.

Wingate Partners in its Acquisition of Stein World
Represented Wingate Partners in its acquisition of Stein World, a leading designer, importer, and distributor of decorative home accents including furniture, lamps, occasional tables, accent chairs, and mirrors.

Acquisition of Rockfish Seafood Grill
Represented The White Oak Company in its purchase of assets from Rockfish Seafood Grill.

Asset Purchase
Represented 20/20 Companies in the sale of assets to Golden Gate Private Equity, Inc. and JP Capital Partners.

Stock Purchase Agreement
Represented Electronic Transaction Consultants in the sale of stock to Autostrade International U.S. Holdings, Inc.

Membership Interest Purchase
Represented Promix Technologies in the sale of stock to Chryso, Inc.

Merger
Represented Voyence, Inc. in the sale of the company to EMC Corporation.

Securities Purchase
Represented CellXion LLC in the sale of the company to Corinthian Capital Group, LLC.

Series A-1 Preferred Stock Financing
Represented Movero Technology, Inc. in the sale of approximately $6 million of its Series A-1 Preferred Stock to certain private equity funds and individuals.

Merger
Represented InnerWireless, Inc. in its acquisition of Pango Networks.

Stock and Partnership Interest Acquisition
Represented Jacob Garza in the sale of stock to Domin-8 Enterprise Solutions, LLC.

Asset Purchase
Represented Global Enterprise Management Solutions, LP in the sale of assets to Electronic Data Systems Corporation.

CMSF Corp. Reincorporation Merger
Represented RENN Capital Group in the sale of the assets of CaminoSoft to CMSF Corp.

Online Publications

12/04/2013 - SEC Issues Proposed Crowdfunding Rules
On October 23, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued proposed rules to effect Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act, enacted on April 5, 2012. Title III and the proposed rules provide the framework for companies to raise capital through securities offerings using crowdfunding.

07/16/2013 - Rule 506 Revolution: The SEC Adopts Significant Amendments to the Rules Regarding Private Offerings of Securities
On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted the new, much-anticipated rules that lift the ban on general solicitation and advertising in connection with certain private offerings of securities.

09/07/2012 - People Got to be Free (to Advertise): Proposed Rules to Permit Advertising in Rule 506 Offerings
On August 29, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission released proposed rules to permit general advertising and solicitation in certain private placement offerings as required by the recently enacted JOBS Act. The proposed rules permit issuers to advertise in connection with Rule 506 private placement offerings so long as the securities are sold only to accredited investors.

04/16/2012 - The JOBS Act: Significant Changes for Raising Private Capital
The new Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”), signed into law on April 5, 2012, contains a number of substantial revisions to U.S. securities laws that will affect the manner in which businesses may obtain private financing, including (among other things) removing the restriction on general solicitation and advertising when selling securities in a “private placement” (the sale of a company’s securities in a transaction that is exempt from federal registration requirements).

02/01/2010 - Coming to Terms
You've found an investor who's willing to make a substantial investment in your biotech company—that's great news. But after the handshake, the next thing is to negotiate the term sheet outlining the structure of the transaction to ensure a true meeting of the minds.

06/11/2009 - The Benefits of Shutting Down a Corporation
Law360, New York (June 11, 2009) -- In the past several years, we have had the sad experience of being legal counsel for several failing high-tech companies. In many cases, our clients were victims of a tough economy, a difficult environment for raising equity or investors who simply gave up on the company. Each of these clients shut their doors and ceased doing business.
Reprinted by permission from Law360.

04/01/2008 - The Investor/Director Guide for Conflict of Interest Transactions
State Bar of Texas CLE Program, April 2008

03/22/2007 - Director Liability in Venture Capital Down Rounds