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Jack Selman

Areas of Practice
Sales & Purchases of Businesses
Oilfield and Energy Business
Corporate & Securities
Private Equity and Venture Capital

Austin: 512.505.5955
Houston: 713.827.1722
Toll Free: 800.276.1413
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Jack Selman

State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section

Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution

University of Texas, B.A.
University of Texas School of Law, J.D.

Q. What do you like to do in your law practice?

A. Help people buy and sell their businesses. There are more than 800,000 businesses that are owned by Baby Boomers. We believe that 70% of these will be sold in the next 10 years. I enjoy representing founders and their families find a way to sell their life's work.

Q. How do you bring value to your clients?

A. My representation is strategy focused. I am working to extract the maximum value for a client's business in the sale process by improving contract negotiations, minimizing tax effects, and limiting post-closing liability.

Q. What do you do that is different than other similar attorneys?

A. There are four main things. First, I have over 30 years of experience in handling sale transactions. This gives me and the members of my firm extensive knowledge of the M&A markets and current terms. Second, I build a relationship with the client. Third, we use technology that is designed for sale transactions, including the firm's virtual data rooms. Finally, I do all I can to leverage value by coordinating with my client's existing resources and people.

Q. What trend do you currently see affecting your business?

A. Cross border transactions are the biggest change we have seen in the last couple of years. More than 40% of the transactions in our space involve a foreign buyer.

John Symington

Areas of Practice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate & Securities
Compliance

Houston: 713.827.1722
Direct: 713.400.1565
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John Symington

Formerly

  • General Counsel for Seadrill
  • General Counsel for Enventure Global Technology

State Bar of Texas

Duke University, B.A.
University of Texas Law School, J.D.

Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese

Representative Clients and Matters

  • Chief legal officer for international offshore drilling company, advising on securities transactions including two IPO’s, mergers and acquisitions, policy development, international expansion, compliance, governance, risk management
  • Representation of purchaser in numerous acquisitions ranging from small private targets to publicly held targets
  • Regional general counsel for international company in South America in oilfield business, including implementation of new corporate policies and practices and filings of antitrust clearances

Publications and Presentations

  • Speaker on Anti-Corruption Conference, Oslo, Norway: “How to Implement Adequate Anti-Corruption Compliance with Focus on National and International Legislation and Various Country Risks” (2014)
  • Trade secrets litigation panel speaker on “The In House Job – Setting up Trial Counsel for the Win” (2004)

Mark Nogalski

Areas of Practice
Real Estate
Mergers & Acquisitions

Main: 512.505.5955
Direct: 512.505.5958
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Mark Nogalski

Formerly

  • Mitchell & Colmenero
  • Smith Robertson Elliott & Douglas LLP
  • Bond Schoeneck & King

State Bar of Texas and Florida

United States Military Academy, B.S.
University of Texas School of Law, J.D.

Austin Bar Association
Real Estate Council of Austin

Kenneth Lerner

Areas of Practice
Physician Groups & Medical Practices
Real Estate
Taxation

Main: 512.505.5965
Toll Free: 800.276.1413
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Kenneth Lerner

Certified Tax Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

State Bar of Texas

Licensed to practice in the Western District Court of Texas

Licensed to practice in U.S. Tax Court

University of Texas Austin, B.A.
University of Texas School of Law, JD

Lesley Morisset

Areas of Practice
Private Equity & Corporate Financing
Corporate Strategic Business Advisor

Austin: 512.505.5955
Toll Free: 800.276.1413
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Lesley Morisset

Formerly

  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

State Bar of Texas and New York

University of Texas Austin, B.A.
Columbia University School of Law, J.D.

Lisa Tilley

Areas of Practice
Real Estate
Mergers & Acquisitions
Banks & Financial Institutions

Austin: 512.505.5955
Direct: 713.505.5957
Toll Free: 800.276.1413
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Lisa Tilley

Formerly

  • Underwood Perkins
  • Winstead PC
  • Brown McCarroll LLP
  • Locke Liddell & Sapp
  • Oppenheimer Blend Harrison & Tate Inc.

State Bar of Texas

University of Texas Austin, B.A.
University of Texas School of Law, J.D.

Mark Pietrantone

Areas of Practice
Corporate Finance and Securities
Banks & Financial Institutions
Employee Benefits

Main: 512.505.5959
Toll Free: 800.276.1413
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Mark Pietrantone

Formerly

  • General Counsel, Treaty Oaks Holdings
  • Ernstmeyer & Associates
  • Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP
  • Jones Day Reavis & Pogue

State Bar of Texas

Purdue University, B.A.
University of Texas School of Law, J.D.

William Moeller

Areas of Practice
Mergers and Acquisitions
Taxation
Energy
Commercial Finance
Cross-Border Transactions

Main: 713.827.1722
Direct: 713.400.1555
Toll Free: 800.276.1413
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William Moeller

Formerly

  • The Feldman Law Firm LLP
  • Stuart, Biolchini & Turner
  • Gulf States Utilities Company
  • Kerr-McGee Corporation

State Bar of Texas and Oklahoma

Admitted to practice in the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court

Iowa State University, B.S.
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D.
Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.

Kathy Tremmel

Areas of Practice
General Business Law
Sale & Purchase of Businesses
Employment & Executive Contracts
Start-up Ventures

Austin: 512.505.5955
Direct: 512.615.7261
Toll Free: 800.276.1413
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Kathy-Tremmel

Formerly

  • Tusker Group
  • Kasling Hemphill Dolezal & Atwell LLP
  • eStrategy Solutions
  • Brown McCarroll

State Bar of Texas

Dartmouth College, B.A.
University of Colorado School of Law, J.D.

Joseph Page

Areas of Practice
Mergers & Acquisitions
International Transactions

Main: 713.827.1722
Direct: 713.400.1553
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Joseph Page

Formerly

  • General Counsel, Synagro Technologies
  • Assistant General Counsel, ION Geophysical Corporation
  • Vetco International Limited
  • Schlumberger Limited

State Bar of Texas

University of Texas Austin, B.S.
South Texas College of Law, J.D

Joseph Walsh

Areas of Practice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate & Securities

Austin: 512.615.5955
Direct: 512.615.7253
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Joseph Walsh

Formerly

  • Sills Cummis & Gross

State Bar of Texas and New York

Miami University, B.S.
Brooklyn Law School, J.D.

Marcin Daniluk

Areas of Practice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Securities

Office: 512.615.7254
Toll Free: 800.276.1413
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Marcin Daniluk

Formerly

  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Licensed to practice in Texas and New York

Hunter College, B.A.
University of Texas School of Law, J.D.

Fluent in Polish

Jase Burner

Areas of Practice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Corporate & Securities
Real Estate

Direct: 512.694.2296
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Jase Burner

State Bar of Texas

Vanderbilt University, B.A.
University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D.

Jean Wong

Areas of Practice
Sales & Purchases of Businesses
LLCs and Partnerships
Contracts

Austin: 512.505.5955
Toll Free: 800.276.1413
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Jean Wong

Formerly

  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Office of the Texas Attorney General

State Bar of Texas

University of Texas, B.A.
University of Texas School of Law, J.D.

Elissa R. Bird

Areas of Practice
Healthcare Law

Austin: 713.827.1722
Direct: 713.400.1561
Toll Free: 800.276.1413
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“Elissa

Formerly

  • Valley Baptist Health System, a Tenet Healthcare affiliate
  • Texas Medical Center Corp.

State Bar of Texas

University of Texas at Austin, B.A.
New England School of Law, J.D.