Maria Hopper


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2013, Law and Business Certificate

LL.B., Centro Universitário de Brasilia (UniCEUB), 2009

  • Extern to the Honorable Mark Fishburn, Criminal Court, 20th Judicial District, Nashville, TN, Summer 2011
  • Extern to the Honorable Kevin H. Sharp, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of TN, Nashville, TN, July-August 2012


Texas, 2013

Brazil, 2010




Since joining the firm in 2013 after graduating from Vanderbilt University Law School, Maria Hopper has effectively served her clients in a wide variety of corporate transactions.

Maria’s practice is focused on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital/private equity investments, and corporate compliance and governance. Specifically, Maria has experience representing both corporate, private equity and venture capital clients in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as assisting with the purchase, sale and ongoing representation of portfolio companies.

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association

Mergers and Acquisitions

Haynes and Boone Represents Dickies Maker in $820 Million Sale

A team of Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers led by Partners Brian Barnard and Tom Tippetts are advising iconic Fort Worth-based clothing company Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., which has entered a merger agreement with VF Corporation for the acquisition of Williamson-Dickie for approximately $820 million in cash. 

Selected Client Representations

  • A private equity client in the purchase of metal finishing companies in California, Washington, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
  • A venture capital client in leading a Series B funding round of a developer and manufacturer of distributed energy management systems.
  • A corporation in the acquisition of assets out of bankruptcy.
  • A private equity client in the sale of a trim, lighting and electronics supplier with operations in the United States, Costa Rica, Mexico, Austria and China.
  • An industry provider of innovative 3-D technology solutions to orthodontic care in convertible note financing rounds.
  • A corporation in the acquisition of equity and debt securities of various education technology start-ups.
  • A private equity client in the acquisition of a leading cloud-based payroll services company based in the United Kingdom.
  • A healthcare non-profit corporation in the acquisition of a group of hospitals with medical centers in Texas.
  • A venture capital client in multiple equity funding rounds.

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