Corporate

Our lawyers know that advising your business without understanding your business is like taking a trip without a destination.

Haynes and Boone was founded by business lawyers who wanted to help companies succeed and grow. Nearly half a century later, the lawyers in our national Corporate practices understand more than ever how to get business done in an increasingly interconnected global, complex and regulated marketplace.

Our teams are widely recognized for their practical, skilled approach by publications such as Chambers USA, Corporate Board Member and M&A Advisor.  Clients note that when dealing with our lawyers, “[Y]ou are dealing with someone who is firstly a business adviser and then a legal adviser – they bring strong business acumen to the table.” (Chambers USA 2015).

Our corporate lawyers represent numerous public companies, ranging from domestic small-caps to multinational large-cap corporations, as well as their senior executives and boards of directors. We also represent a wide variety of other business clients, ranging from entrepreneurs, family offices and startups, to private equity funds, venture capital firms and closely held corporations.

Our lawyers, many of whom have worked as in-house counsel or senior government lawyers, routinely play key roles in helping our clients’ achieve their business strategies:

  • We help start companies and raise capital.
  • We assist with initiating, structuring, financing and closing deals to buy and sell companies.
  • We advise on reporting, disclosure and other compliance requirements.
  • We counsel and train executives and boards of directors on corporate governance.

In addition to handling myriad other matters for businesses, the Corporate practices can tap into the collective experience and knowledge of lawyers from across Haynes and Boone in matters of tax planning, employee benefits and executive compensation, antitrust, intellectual property, real estate, bankruptcy, technology, and labor and employment, among others.

Microcap Update

Greg Kramer

SEC Reminds Issuers to be Compliance-Oriented When it Comes to Investor Relations

Earlier this spring the SEC announced enforcement actions against 27 individuals and entities behind stock promotion schemes. When we hear about stock promotion schemes, we tend to think about grey sheet stocks issued by companies with little real business activity and limited public information. However, this SEC enforcement sweep included three exchange listed companies.

In the News

Michael Boone

Texas Lawbook: Mike Boone is a ‘Counselor in the True Sense’

Michael Boone was 24 years old and sitting through a corporate securities class at SMU Dedman School of Law when the professor asked him to stay after class. “I thought I was in trouble,” Boone says. “I had no idea what he wanted, but he completely shocked me.” Professor Richard Haynes, who was 35, said he wanted Boone to join him in starting a law firm.

Honors

DMag Best Lawyers 2015

Haynes and Boone Featured on D Magazine Best Lawyers List

Haynes and Boone, LLP maintains a solid presence in the annual D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas directory, with 27 firm lawyers recognized across various practice areas.

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