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.
“From IPOs to SPACs, transcontinental rail mergers to transformative technology combinations, the lawyers on this guide set the pace for lawyering in the financial world,” 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 and Boone’s 2021 Leading Dealmakers below:
Boone has more than 40 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities transactions, and board of director representations. He 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, 2016-2020, 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 to 2020.
Ricardo Garcia-Moreno brings more than 26 years of experience to U.S., European and Latin American clients in connection with a range of domestic and international transactions. Ricardo focuses on cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, securities law compliance, corporate governance matters and capital markets transactions including public, Rule 144A and private placements of equity and debt securities. 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. His legal work has been recognized by Latinvex, which named him one of the top 100 Latin American lawyers in 2019 and 2020.
George Y. Gonzalez
Gonzalez is a trusted advisor to clients in the energy, oil and gas, 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).
Harris has been advising middle-market clients for more than 30 years, helping them successfully close hundreds of acquisitions, divestitures, and other corporate transactions. He has represented both buyers and sellers in public and private sale-of-business transactions. He also has represented independent committees of boards of directors. Harris has been recognized by clients, peers and organizations for his high level of service in corporate and M&A-related work, including: Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners (2015-2018), The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc, (2013-2021), Standout Lawyer, Acritas Stars (2018-2020), and as a Best Business Lawyer in Dallas, D Magazine, D Magazine Partners (2009 and 2015-2021).
Sharry has been recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, 2008-2020, as a leading corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions lawyer. Over the course of her distinguished career, Sharry has served as a trusted advisor to numerous corporations (public and privately held) and private equity firms navigating complex multi-national transactions and capital raises. For more than 35 years, her straightforward, common-sense approach to difficult negotiations and legal issues has provided executives and their boards with creative and workable solutions aimed at achieving timely, cost-effective results.
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