DLA Piper LLP (US)

Corporate/M&A Department

Texas: Austin & Surrounds
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What the team is known for Serves a substantial client base of commercial entities, ranging from both public and emerging businesses to venture capital and private equity investors, and financial institutions. Often called upon to advise on technology sector investments, IPOs and other offerings, acquisitions and dispositions, mergers and joint ventures. Maintains the ability to tackle both US-based and international transactions.

Strengths"They have strong legal and communication skills, they're knowledgeable about business matters and they're responsive," observe sources.

Commentators note that "they continually go the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction."

Work highlights Represented Solarwinds in a series of acquisitions of other software providers around the world and advised the corporation on its $355 million IPO.

Notable practitioners


John Gilluly
"is a very strong technical lawyer who is business-focused and can identify big issues early on," comments an interviewee. His practice centers on capital markets, venture capital and M&A transactions, as well as corporate governance issues.


Sam Zabaneh
guides emerging and public companies and their investors throughout all stages of development. A client notes: "He is extremely responsive and very experienced in M&A deals. He communicates well, has deep knowledge in business matters and is very practical in his approach."