Press Release

Haynes Boone Partner Maria Hopper Named Emerging Leader by M&A Advisor

June 29, 2022
Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Maria Hopper has been selected as one of the nation’s leading M&A lawyers under the age of 40 by The M&A Advisor.

Maria will receive the 2022 Emerging Leaders Award during The M&A Advisor’s Future of Dealmaking Summit in November.

The Emerging Leaders Award celebrates “the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who have reached a significant level of success and made notable contributions to their industry and community. With the challenges undertaken over the past two years, the 2022 award recipients join a truly remarkable, global network of outstanding young professionals,” said Roger Aguinaldo, founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor.

Based in Dallas, Maria focuses on mergers, acquisitions, venture capital/private equity investments, and corporate compliance and governance. A graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, she was Adjunct Professor at the law school for the 2020-2021 academic year. Maria is an active member of Haynes Boone's Women's Initiative Committee, the firm's American Heart Association steering committee, and the firm's Alumni Committee.

Haynes Boone’s M&A lawyers have comprehensive experience handling middle market deals (including in the insurance industry), having helped clients close more than 500 transactions in the last five years, with an aggregate value exceeding $40 billion. The group routinely represents private equity firms, closely held corporations, founders, large financial institutions, and Fortune 500 public companies. Haynes Boone was ranked among the top M&A firms in in Texas and Colorado by Chambers USA 2022 (Chambers and Partners).

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2022 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.