John Menke


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1985, with honors

B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1982, with highest honors




John Menke has more than 25 years of experience in corporate securities transactions, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, securities laws compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and monetization transactions.

John is AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory.

He has represented clients in transactions such as:

  • Acquisitions, divestitures and mergers of public and private companies in the United States
  • Capital markets transactions including public, Rule 144A and private placements of common stock, preferred stock and debt securities
  • Private equity and mezzanine debt transactions and asset monetization transactions, such as royalty trusts
  • Roll-up transactions, exchange offers and other recapitalization and restructuring transactions

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas 


Oil and Gas

Haynes and Boone Represents Alta Mesa in $3.8 Billion Merger with Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II

A team of Haynes and Boone lawyers led by Houston Partner Bill Nelson is advising Alta Mesa Holdings, LP, which has reached a definitive agreement to combine with Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and Kingfisher Midstream LLC. The transaction is subject to the approval of Silver Run II stockholders and the satisfaction or waiver of other customary closing conditions.

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