Main Practice Contacts

Tom D. Harris
+1 214.651.5630


Janice V. Sharry
+1 214.651.5562


In the News

Hastings Entertainment Special Committee Advised in Merger By Haynes and Boone Legal Team

Hastings Entertainment, Inc. reported July 15 that its shareholders approved the merger of Hastings and Draw Another Circle, LLC at a special meeting of Hastings’ shareholders in Amarillo, Texas.

The transaction is valued at about $21.4 million. The vote and merger come after a Texas federal court judge earlier denied a motion for preliminary injunction to halt the deal. >>

Tom Harris in Dallas Business Journal: Merger mania sweeps Texas, Dallas

In the midst of Texas’ economic prosperity is roaring activity in its mergers and acquisitions market, with the state seeing its highest rate in years during the first half of 2014 ...

Haynes and Boone ranked fifth in Mergermarket’s data for number of deals, completing 19 in the first six months of the year. That netted more than $1.3 billion. Last year, the firm brought in nine deals. >>



Recent Publications

Delaware Supreme Court Holds Fee-Shifting Provisions in Bylaws Facially Valid

Many entities choose to incorporate in Delaware as a result of the abundance of case law on corporate matters and the willingness and ability of the Delaware legislature to adapt to changing times. >>

HSR Update: Antitrust Scrutiny of Non-reportable Transactions

Even if the parties determine that a proposed transaction is not subject to the requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (the “HSR Act”), the parties should take note of the recent activities and current views of agency staff regarding investigations of non-reportable transactions. >>





Mergers and Acquisitions

Haynes and Boone’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice group works with public and private companies of all sizes in a broad range of industries. We routinely advise businesses, financial institutions and private equity firms on strategic, financial, defensive, and growth-oriented transactions. Our M&A lawyers are experienced in helping our clients find cost-effective and efficient solutions.

Haynes and Boone’s culture emphasizes collaborative teamwork, which helps our M&A lawyers seamlessly utilize other Haynes and Boone attorneys from different subject matter areas, including tax, securities, energy, antitrust, environmental, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, employee benefits/executive compensation, inbound investment and finance. Our Mergers and Acquisitions practice group also works closely with our Bankruptcy practice group in connection with transactions in advance of - and out of - bankruptcy proceedings.

Our M&A lawyers have the depth of experience to assist any participant in an M&A transaction, including bidders, buyers, sellers, financial advisors, investment bankers, secured lenders, note-holders, creditors, creditor committees, special committees, shareholders, board members, investors, private equity firms and investment funds.

Our M&A team routinely assists clients with asset acquisitions or divestitures, sales of stock and other equity interests, tender offers, going-private transactions, reorganizations, recapitalizations, spinoffs, roll-ups, exchange offers, management-led buyouts, cross-border acquisitions, and proxy contests for corporate control.

Although our Mergers and Acquisitions practice group operates as a unified team, our lawyers collaborate in three specific areas to ensure we are well-positioned to assist our clients. These areas are: