Tom Tippetts



Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2006, with honors; Articles Editor, The Review of Litigation

B.A., Brigham Young University, 2003, cum laude


Texas, 2006

Colorado, pending




Tom Tippetts is a partner in the Corporate and Capital Markets and Securities Practice Groups in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. He has significant experience in representing companies and private equity firms on transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, venture capital/private equity investments, distressed M&A transactions, reorganizations, and other strategic transactions in a broad range of industries.

Example transactions in which Tom has participated include his representation of:

  • Wingate Partners in its sale of ICS Holding Corp. to Aurora Capital Group
  • Wingate Partners in its acquisitions of Dunn Paper and Sunrise Oilfield Supply
  • Dean Foods Company in the sale of its Mountain High Yoghurt business and the Mountain High brand to General Mills
  • Zedi, Inc. in its acquisition of Southern Flow Companies, Inc. from PowerSecure International, Inc.
  • Harland Financial Solutions, Inc. in its acquisition of Parsam Technologies, LLC, a financial services application software company.
  • Forrest City Grocery Co. in its sale to Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc.
  • Prophet Equity L.P. in its bankruptcy acquisitions of the assets of Gulfstream Crane, LLC and Vestalife, LLC
  • Prophet Equity L.P. in its acquisition of the stock of Ace Asphalt of Arizona, Inc
  • Scantron Corporation in its acquisition of Spectrum K12 School Solutions
  • Rosewood Investments, Inc. in its purchase of assets from Heckethorn Manufacturing Co., LLC
  • Altec Lansing LLC in its Australian acquisition of the assets of Avega Systems, Inc.
  • Prophet Equity L.P. in its acquisition of the Altec Lansing division of Plantronics, Inc.
  • Versata Enterprises, Inc. in its acquisition of Ecora Software Corporation, a privately held computer software company
  • Salty's Manufacturing, Ltd. in its sale to Stallion Oilfield Services

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas

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. 

Professional Recognition

  • Named a Top Dealmaker in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal, American City Business Journals, March 2017
  • Recognized by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, as a "Best Lawyer in Dallas" in Corporate Law: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016.
  • Recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, as an "Up and Coming" lawyer for Corporate/M&A in Texas, 2015; Corporate/M&A in Texas, 2016.
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2010, 2012, 2016-2017.

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