Main Practice Contacts

Tom D. Harris
+1 214.651.5630


Janice V. Sharry
+1 214.651.5562


In the News

Haynes and Boone in the Texas Lawyer: $21.4 Million Merger Completed After Motion for Preliminary Injunction Denied

After a federal judge denied a motion for a preliminary injunction that would have halted its merger, Hastings Entertainment of Amarillo completed a merger with Draw Another Circle in a deal valued at $21.4 million. >>

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. >>



Recent Publications

International Finance Law Review Guest Article: Cfius Subject to New Due Process Requirements

A DC Circuit Court ruling on the matter dated July 15 could represent a small victory for the due process rights afforded to foreign investors in the national security review of their inbound acquisitions by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (Cfius). >>

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. >>





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: