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 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

  • Women Finance Exchange, Board Member
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association

Selected Client Representations

Corporate Strategic M&A
  • Represented MD Medical Group in its acquisition of 13 pediatric clinics from, and its sale of a minority stake to, an affiliate of Children’s Health.
  • Represented Glassboard Holdings, Inc. in the sale of its equity interests in Clarus Glassboards LLC to an affiliate of The Riverside Company.
  • Represented OraMetrix, Inc., a private company and provider of innovative 3-D technology solutions improving the quality and efficiency of orthodontic care, in its sale and merger into a subsidiary of Dentsply Sirona Inc., a public company.
  • Represented Williamson-Dickie Holding Company, a private company specializing in the manufacture of work apparel, in its $820 million sale and merger into a subsidiary of VF Corporation, a publicly traded company
  • Represented Ericsson Inc. in its acquisition of Placecast, a leading enterprise-grade platform for data management and display advertising based out of California.
  • Represented Cook Children's Health Care System in its acquisition of Child Study Center.
  • Represented CHRISTUS Health in its acquisition of Good Shepherd Health System, Inc.
  • Represented All-Tex Pipe & Supply, Inc., a Texas-based PVF distributor, in its acquisition by Hajoca Corporation.
Private Equity
  • Represented Trive Capital in the sale of AGM Automotive, LLC, a trim, lighting and electronics supplier based out of Michigan, to Flextronics International USA, Inc.
  • Represented Teakwood Capital in its acquisition of iiPay, a leading cloud-based payroll services company based out of the United Kingdom. 
  • Represented Trive Capital in the purchase of metal finishing companies in California, Washington, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
  • Represented Clarus Glassboards LLC, a leading designer and manufacturer of branded glass markerboards and architectural glass systems, in its sale to Bertram Capital.
Venture Capital and Emerging Company
  • Represented a prominent fund in its co-investment into a distance-learning company with undergraduate and graduate programs in Brazil.
  • Represented an industry provider of innovative 3-D technology solutions to orthodontic care in convertible note financing rounds.
  • Represented a venture capital client in leading a Series B funding round of a developer and manufacturer of distributed energy management systems.
  • Represented a prominent fund in its co-investment into a specialized food retailer in Brazil.

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