Locke Lord LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Deep M&A expertise as well as experience handling complex advisory matters. Offers comprehensive client service to large energy, healthcare and media clients, with the ability to handle complex international transactions. Particular strength advising clients with regard to corporate governance, corporate trust and operational issues. Maintains a presence across the state with offices in Dallas, Austin and Houston.

Strengths Sources say: "The firm is excellent, it delivers value and on time."

Clients report: "Its lawyers are very thorough in their explanations."

Work highlights Acted for Comstock Resources in its acquisition of Covey Park Energy through a cash and stock merger.

Notable practitioners

Bill Swanstrom routinely advises on a host of corporate issues and M&A. He currently serves as the cochair of the firm's energy group.

Don Glendenning demonstrates significant strength in acquisitions and dispositions, among other transactions. Peers consider him to be "a very fine lawyer."