Bill Nelson Named Americas Middle Market Deal Lawyer of the Year


The Global M&A Network has named Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Bill Nelson as the 2017 Americas Middle Market Deal Lawyer of the Year.

The honor was bestowed on Nelson at the organization’s annual M&A Atlas Awards, which were celebrated Nov. 2 at the Intrepid Museum in New York City. 

The Atlas Awards honor the best-value creating deals and the top performing dealmakers from the North and South American middle-market sectors. “Winning the award equates to achieving the ‘Gold Standard of Performance’ seal of endorsement, validating excellence and preeminent status in the local, regional or global markets,” the Global M&A Network said in a release announcing the 2017 Atlas Award winners. 

Nelson also took the lead in two deals that won 2017 Atlas Awards:

Nelson is a member of Haynes and Boone’s board and co-chairs the firm’s Capital Markets and Securities 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. His 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.

With experience in nearly every large industry sector, Haynes and Boone’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group handles a wide array of transactions for clients ranging from private equity firms and closely held corporations to large financial institutions and Fortune 500 public companies.

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