Greg Samuel

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1985, Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review, 1984-1985

B.B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1982, summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

Texas

Profile

Greg Samuel currently serves as Co-chair of the Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group at Haynes and Boone. Greg has more than 28 years of experience providing legal advice to both public and private companies in the areas of corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions. His experience in the areas of securities and public filings includes initial public offerings, private placements, securities law compliance and corporate governance. Greg has also counseled numerous buyers and sellers of public and private companies through mergers and acquisitions.

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • “Corporate Directors in the Post - ‘Great Recession’ Era - Have Their Fiduciary Duties Changed?” SMU Cox School of Business, January 20, 2015.
  • “The Role of Corporate Directors in Dealing with Shareholder Activism,” KPMG Audit Committee Roundtable, Dallas, Texas, June 2, 2014.
  • “IPO Preparation Seminar: What you need to know in 2012,” presentation co-sponsored by NASDAQ and Protiviti, February 29, 2012.
  • “Should I Take Personal Notes in Board Meetings?” Boardmember.com, August 6, 2010.
  • “Developments involving shareholder access and proxy statement disclosure,” co-author with Bill Nelson and William Stafford, Journal of Securities Law, Regulation & Compliance, Volume 3, Number 3, April 26, 2010.
  • “Board of Directors Guide 2010,” Co-Author, Haynes and Boone Presentation, March 2010.
  • “Preparing for the 2010 Annual Meeting: Developments Involving Shareholder Access and Proxy Statement Disclosure,” 32nd Annual Conference of the University of Texas School of Law on Securities Regulation and Business Law, Dallas, Texas, February 2010.

Recognition

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2015

Best Lawyers in America®, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers. This year, 56 of the firm's practices were listed in the guide.


Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2014

Selected Client Representations

  • A $285 million follow-on common stock offering for a provider of human capital management software (2015)
  • A $32 million sale of a medical device company (2015)
  • A $144 million follow-on common stock offering for a provider of human capital management software (2015)
  • A $50 million sale of a professional services firm to an international consulting firm (2014)
  • A $115 million IPO of a provider of human capital management software (2014)
  • A $300 million public offering of investment grade debt for a flow management products manufacturer (2013)
  • A $116 million acquisition of a publicly traded service provider to DIRECTV (2013)
  • A $100 million 144A offering of high yield debt for a telecom services provider (2013)
  • A $168 million private placement of preferred stock for a lighting manufacturer (2012)
  • A $500 million public offering of investment grade debt for a flow management products manufacturer (2012)
  • A $70 million sale of a publicly traded golf equipment manufacturer to an international sporting goods conglomerate (2012)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Presiding Officer, 37th Annual Conference on Securities Regulation and Business Law, University of Texas, 2015
  • Chairman of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2012-2013 
  • Council of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2006-2008, 2010-2012  
  • Chairman of the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2003-2006

Honors

DMag Best Lawyers 2015

Haynes and Boone Maintains Strong Presence on D Magazine’s Best Lawyers List

D Magazine recognizes 34 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers in their annual “Best Lawyers of Dallas” directory, marking the strongest showing since 2011.


Published by D Magazine Partners in May 2015

Professional Recognition

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. (2006-2015)
  • Listed in "Best Lawyers in Dallas," D Magazine, D Magazine Partners (2007-2009, 2011-2015)
  • Recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Securities Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell (2013)
  • Listed in "Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Law," Corporate Counsel magazine, ALM Media Properties, LLC (2006)
  • Named a "Texas Super Lawyer" in Securities and Corporate Finance, Thomson Reuters (2003-2014)
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™

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