Debra Gatison Hatter has negotiated and closed numerous transactions in the course of her 20 year career. Her clients appreciate her practical, results-focused advice. Debra concentrates her practice on corporate finance, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, financings, corporate governance, structuring and general business matters. Debra has experience in a range of industries in the U.S. and internationally including, energy, technology, telecommunications, waste management and industrial services. Among the clients she represents are private equity funds, public companies and privately held businesses.
Debra’s broad experience includes representing investors and sellers of businesses with a significant focus on technology assets as well as the organization of joint ventures and other strategic partnering arrangements and joint development agreements, including the governance aspects of these transactions. Additionally, Debra counsels clients on premerger regulatory compliance and filings under the competition laws (HSR Act) in U.S. based and cross-border transactions.
Debra is a frequent speaker and author on business law topics including a publication on social media law. As an active member of the bar and community, Debra co-founded and chaired the Houston Bar Association’s Mergers and Acquisitions Section, and now serves on the boards of Youth About Business and Houston Penn Law Alumni Club.