Bill Kleinman

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1983, Associate Editor, Texas Law Review

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979

Bar Admissions

Texas

Profile

Bill Kleinman focuses on corporate, securities and technology law. His experience includes public offerings and private finance, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, corporate governance, SEC/S-OX compliance, and technology/commercial contracting.

Bill is a member of the ABA's Task Force on Legal Project Management. He assists general counsel and corporations that have robust legal needs by coordinating service delivery, project management and budgeting across all sections of the firm.

Bill was recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2012-2015 and is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.

Technology Capabilities

Bill graduated as a chemical engineer, and he has a broad understanding of the science and technology that drive today's most innovative companies. He helps companies implement technology intensive business strategies and transactions, and turn their technology advantage into competitive advantage.

Publications and Presentations

  • "Challenges of Strategic Transactions," Association for Excellence in Corporate Development, September 20, 2012; June 4, 2013. 
  • "Strategic Partnerships in the Cloud," white paper, April 19, 2012. 
  • "Integration between In-House and Outside Counsel," GC Netweavers, February 2012. 

Industry Experience

Bill has represented companies in the following industries: 

  • Aerospace 
  • Biomed/Drug 
  • Biotech/Devices 
  • Chemicals Manufacturing 
  • Clean Tech 
  • Communications Security 
  • Consumer Products 
  • Defense Electronics and Equipment 
  • Industrial Equipment 
  • Internet Media 
  • Materials 
  • Metals 
  • Networking 
  • Oil and Gas 
  • Outsourcing 
  • Power and Utilities 
  • Radio 
  • Remote Medicine 
  • RFID 
  • Semiconductors 
  • Sensors 
  • Softswitching 
  • Software 
  • Telecom Hardware 
  • Telecom Services 
  • Telecom Software 
  • Wireless Voice and Data

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented a private equity-backed international manufacturer in its acquisition of a U.S. operation focused on oilfield equipment, in order to enter the U.S. market. 
  • Represented companies in industries such as telecommunications hardware, enterprise software, wireless PCS and international distribution in IPOs, public offerings of equity and debt and 144A transactions 
  • Represented buyers and sellers of companies in industries such as technology, software, service, and industrial products in mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, auctions, private equity and ESOP transactions 
  • Represented publicly traded companies in connection with corporate governance matters, defensive measures and SEC reporting and compliance 
  • Represented industrial and service companies in connection with the formation of domestic and international joint ventures and strategic partnerships 
  • Represented start-up companies and their investors in segments such as VOIP, network processors, semiconductors, outsourcing and internet media in seed and venture capital fundings, stock option plans, stockholder agreements and strategic agreements 

Recognition

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2015

Best Lawyers® in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding attorneys throughout the U.S, has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers. This year the firm increased its honored practices to 56.

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bar Association Task Force for Legal Project Management, (Business Law Section, Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions, Committee on the Regulation of Securities) 
  • Steering Committee, Association for Excellence in Corporate Development 
  • Board of Directors, Metroplex Technology Business Counsel 
  • Steering Committee, General Counsel Netweavers 
  • Partner, CEO Netweavers 
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation 
  • Corporate Practices Committee & Public Company Affairs Committee, Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals (2008-2010) 
  • Board of Directors, Texas General Counsel Forum (2008-2009) 
  • Development Board, University of Texas at Dallas (2006-2012) 
  • Co-Chair, Best Practices Program, Corporate Compliance Center (2004-2007)  
  • College of the State Bar of Texas (2005-2006)

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