Press Release

4 Lawyers Listed Among Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in 2022

May 11, 2022

Four Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers have been listed in the Lawdragon 500 directory of the nation’s leading dealmakers for 2022: Michael Boone, Ricardo Garcia-Moreno, George Y. Gonzalez, and Tom Harris.


The Lawdragon editorial team selected 500 honorees through submissions, journalistic research of the lawyers behind the biggest deals, and editorial vetting from a board of peers. The Dealmakers guide focuses on M&A, Capital Markets, Finance, Tax, Corporate Governance, Private Equity, Investment Funds, and Securities matters.


“These are the advisors that lit up the economy with an avalanche of dealmaking over the past year – from IPOs and transportation mergers to distressed finance and life sciences funding,” the publication states. “… they have helped business find cash to stay afloat, and brokered mergers and other opportunistic combinations that preserved precious jobs and kept innovation afloat.”


Read more about Haynes Boone’s 2022 Leading Dealmakers below:


Michael Boone is one of the co-founders of the firm. He has more than 40 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities transactions, and board of director representations. Mike has been selected as one of the 25 greatest Texas lawyers of the past quarter-century and the “Go-To-Lawyer” in Texas in the field of corporate/business law by Texas Lawyer Magazine, ALM Media Properties, LLC, 2010. He was also named a "2015 Lawyer of the Year" in Corporate Governance by Best Lawyers, Woodward/White, Inc., was recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, 2016-2021, as one of the leading practitioners in Texas for Corporate/M&A, and was featured in D CEO Magazine's Dallas 500, D Magazine Partners, as one of the "most influential leaders in North Texas" from 2016-2020.


Ricardo Garcia-Moreno brings more than 26 years of experience to domestic and international clients in connection with a range of corporate transactions. Ricardo focuses on cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and securities matters. He regularly represents clients engaged in the energy (including oil and gas, midstream, downstream, oilfield services and renewables), food and beverage, manufacturing, services, infrastructure, real estate, healthcare, financial and technology industries. Ricardo was recognized in 2019-2020 by Latinvex as one of the top 100 Latin American lawyers. He was also recognized by The National Diversity Council as one of the Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers - Houston, 2017. Additionally, he has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for the past 14 years.


George Y. Gonzalez is a trusted advisor to clients in the energy, oil and gas, renewables, midstream, upstream, downstream, power, water, food and beverage, construction, infrastructure, real estate, healthcare, technology, and other industries. He counsels U.S. and international businesses in corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate control matters, securities, and international legal issues. Gonzalez was nationally recognized as One of the Top 100 Influential Hispanics in the U.S. in Hispanic Business magazine's October 2010 issue. He was honored by Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global and Chambers and Partners, in the Latin America Corporate M&A category. He was also recognized as a Standout Lawyer, Acritas Stars, Acritas, 2018-2020, and for his leading legal work in the energy industry in Latin Lawyer 250, Law Business Research Ltd. He was named a leading M&A lawyer in the U.S. edition of The Legal 500 (2019), Legalease. Specifically, clients describe Gonzalez as a “lawyer who works at a high level, with understanding of both business and legal issues, giving practical and pragmatic advice” (Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, 2016).


Tom Harris has been a trusted business advisor to clients for more than 30 years, helping them successfully close hundreds of acquisitions, divestitures, and other corporate transactions, including growth capital investments. He is chair of our Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, which he founded in 2010. Tom also has assisted clients with significant naming rights agreements, including working alongside AT&T’s in-house counsel team in AT&T’s arrangement to name the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys as “AT&T Stadium.” He has been recognized by clients, peers, and organizations for his high level of service in corporate and M&A-related work, including Chambers USA, 2015-2018 (Chambers & Partners), and The Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2022 (Woodward/White, Inc.).