Haynes and Boone Wins Dallas Business Journal M&A Deal of the Year

December 12, 2007

DALLAS – Haynes and Boone, LLP announced Monday that the Dallas Business Journal has honored the firm with the publication’s 2007 M&A Award for work performed on the $1.7 billion merger of Boeing Co. and Aviall Inc.

The annual Dallas Business Journal M&A Awards honor the top financial deals in the city as well as the firms and individuals who helped close the deals.  The newspaper honored Haynes and Boone in the “Best Contribution by a Law Firm” category.  In a corresponding article, the publication also cited the firm’s work on the $1.8 billion merger of ClubCorp and KSL Capital Partners, which was a finalist in the category of “Best Buyout or Change of Ownership Over $1 Billion.”

Haynes and Boone attorneys were also involved in the Dallas Business Journal’s Deal of the Year, the $45 billion buyout of TXU Corp, serving as local counsel for the lenders to advise on issues relating to environmental and utility regulation and real estate.

Dallas-based Aviall Inc., an aircraft parts distributor and related service provider for the aviation industry, agreed in 2006 to merge with Boeing in a deal worth $1.7 billion.  Haynes and Boone’s Jan Sharry, Garrett DeVries, David Colletti, Ryan Cox, Casey Cohn, Rob Wilson, Chuck Plenge, Susan Wetzel, Veronica Kayne, Jim Wade, Mary Mendoza, Randall Colson, and Vicki Martin worked with Aviall General Counsel Jeffrey Murphy and former Assistant General Counsel Sean Elliott on the merger.

“We really appreciated the opportunity to work with Aviall on this complex transaction,” said Sharry, who with DeVries led the team of attorneys on the deal.  “Haynes and Boone is proud of the support the company and its in-house counsel provided by selecting us to represent them on this deal, which was so important to them and to Boeing.”

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 480 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal.  The firm has been recognized by Vault.com as one of the "20 Best Law Firms to Work For," by Corporate Board Member Magazine as one of the “Best Corporate Law Firms in America,” and has received the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s Thomas L. Sager Award for its commitment to diversity.

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Nathan Koppel
Director of Media Relations
+1 512.867.8431
nathan.koppel@haynesboone.com
Linda Campbell
Communications Manager
+1 214.651.5362
linda.campbell@haynesboone.com

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