Houston Business Journal Selects Bill Nelson as a Top Legal Dealmaker


HOUSTON – Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Bill Nelson has been chosen as a Top Legal Dealmaker in the Houston Business Journal’s inaugural Dealmakers special section recognizing local lawyers behind some of the most notable and largest deals of the past year.

Nelson was recognized for his counsel to Alta Mesa Holdings LP, a privately held onshore oil and natural gas acquisition, exploitation, exploration and production firm, during the organization’s issuing of $150 million of 9.625 percent senior notes due in 2018. The deal closed in Oct. 2012.

At the firm, Nelson serves as chair of the Capital Markets Practice Group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, including initial public offerings, private placements, monetization transactions, securities law compliance and corporate governance. Nelson’s clients include United States, Canadian and other foreign exploration and production companies, master limited partnerships, oilfield services companies, insurance companies, hospitality companies and investment banking firms.

Honorees were selected based on information collected through surveys and MergerMarket’s report of largest deals by dollar volume involving Houston partners in the past year. The deals are ranked by dollar value and include mergers and acquisitions as well as financings.

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