Jason Villalba

Practices

Industries

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1996

B.B.A., Baylor University, 1992

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1996

Profile

Jason Villalba concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, private securities and general corporate law. He has experience in a wide array of corporate transactions including: mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of public, private and middle-market companies; venture capital and private equity financing transactions; transactions involving emerging growth and technology companies; public offerings of securities under the Securities Act of 1933; and public company corporate compliance under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. 

A significant number of Jason’s clients conduct their primary operations within the technology sector. As a result, Jason has developed and cultivated a unique practice experience centering on technology-centric companies and transactions.

Jason’s corporate practice includes the following: 

  • Representing and advising middle market companies with respect to the sale, exchange or divesture of such companies' stock or assets. 
  • Representing private equity funds, venture capital funds and strategic companies in effecting mergers and acquisition strategies and roll-up transactions. 
  • Representing and advising entrepreneurs, start-up companies and technology companies with respect to corporate formation and organization, drafting and implementation of business plans, and obtaining initial and subsequent rounds of venture capital and/or private equity financing. 
  • Representing and advising venture capital funds, private equity companies, and "Angel" investors with respect to investments in early-stage emerging growth companies, technology companies and middle-market companies. 
  • Representing and advising public companies with respect to the issuance of securities in public offerings and PIPES transactions. 
  • Representing and advising public companies with respect to the issuance of private notes pursuant to Rule 144 A of the Securities Act of 1933, and the subsequent exchange of such private notes for publicly traded notes.

Selected Speeches and Publications 

  • “Equity Investments in Cloud Based Companies,” Lexology, April 19, 2012. 
  • "Legal Tips for the Private Equity Professional," Private Capital Review, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Global), July 13, 2011.

Professional Recognition

  • Best of Dallas-Area’s Freshman Class in Texas House, Dallas Business Journal, 2013 
  • Best Freshman Legislators, Capitol Inside 
  • Legislators to Watch, Texas Observer 
  • Rookie of the Year, Dallas Police Association 
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition (2005-2006) 

Professional and Community Activities

  • Texas House of Representatives District 114, Member; Business and Industry Committee, Member; Environmental Regulations Committee, Member; Select Committee on Redistricting, Member 
  • Republican National Hispanic Assembly Dallas Chapter, Chairman 
  • Dallas County Republican Party, Immediate Past Vice-Chair 
  • American Bar Association 
  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section, Venture Capital and Private Equity Committee, Chairman 
  • Dallas Bar Association 
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers 
  • Dallas Zoo, Development Committee 
  • Dallas Children’s Trust, Member

Selected Client Representations

  • Represented Layered Technologies, Inc. in multiple separate transactions, including a secured facility with a private lender and simultaneous restructuring of the borrower, its acquisition of GreenSoft Solutions, Inc., and the sale of approximately $50 million of its Series I Preferred Stock to certain private equity funds and individuals. 
  • Represented IMS Group Holdings Ltd. in the sale of all of its shares to IHS Group Limited for approximately $46 million. 
  • Represented Avatar Systems, Inc. in its purchase of assets from Yellak, Price, and Associates. 
  • Represented a leading provider of enterprise secure cloud, dedicated and hybrid hosting services in connection with a secured facility with a private lender and a simultaneous restructuring of the borrower. 
  • Represented client in the sale of all of its shares to a global information company for approximately $46 million. 
  • Represented 20/20 Companies in the sale of assets to Golden Gate Private Equity, Inc. and JP Capital Partners. 
  • Represented a leading provider of enterprise secure cloud, dedicated and hybrid hosting services. in the sale of approximately $50 million of its Series I Preferred Stock to certain private equity funds and individuals. 
  • Represented a leading wireless network company in its Series D venture funding where the investor syndicate included New York- and Dallas-based private equity firms. 
  • Represented a leading 3D technology company in its Series C-1 venture funding. 
  • Represented Electronic Transaction Consultants in the sale of stock to Autostrade International U.S. Holdings, Inc. 
  • Represented Voyence, Inc. in the sale of the company to EMC Corporation. 
  • Represented CellXion LLC in the sale of the company to Corinthian Capital Group, LLC. 
  • Represented a private fabless semiconductor company in its Series C venture funding. 
  • Represented Movero Technology, Inc. in the sale of approximately $6 million of its Series A-1 Preferred Stock to certain private equity funds and individuals. 
  • Represented InnerWireless, Inc. in its acquisition of Pango Networks. 
  • Represented Jacob Garza in the sale of stock to Domin-8 Enterprise Solutions, LLC. 
  • Represented Five D, Inc. in a merger with United Country Real Estate, Inc. 
  • Represented Global Enterprise Management Solutions, LP in the sale of assets to Electronic Data Systems Corporation. 
  • Represented Avatar Systems, Inc. in its purchase of stock from Questa Software Systems, Inc. 
  • Represented IPNetFusion, Inc. in a merger with Finland-based Nethawk OYJ. 
  • Represented Covaro Networks, Inc. in the sale of assets to German-based company, ADVA Optical Networking. 
  • Represented Insource Partners Corporation in a merger with EquaTerra, Inc. 

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