Hainsfurther, Michael A.

  Dallas, Texas, USA
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Mike's experience includes corporate mergers, acquisitions, capital raising and reorganizations for public and private companies in a variety of industries structured in various forms. He also has significant securities experience including public and private offerings and the related ongoing reporting obligations of public companies, Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations, National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) arbitrations, broker/dealer registrations, investment advisor registrations, general corporate experience including the negotiation and preparation of licenses, joint venture, shareholder, employment, distribution, covenants not to compete and trade secret agreements.  For many clients Mike functions as an outside General Counsel to help find solutions to their legal issues.

Mike's representative transactions:

  • Representation of a developer in the acquisition and development of a large footprint wind farm and mitigation credit development in Wyoming
  • Representation of a private equity backed company in its acquisition of a Canadian company
  • Representation of a private equity backed company in its Series B financing
  • Representation of i2 Technologies, Inc. in its sale to JDA Software Group, Inc.
  • Representation of i2 Technologies, Inc., in its terminated merger with JDA Software Group, Inc. and the collection of a $20 million termination fee
  • Served as a member of the Special Committee of the Board of Directors in negotiating and completing its $8.3 billion CDN merger of Teleglobe, Inc. (NYSE: TGO) with BCE, Inc. (NYSE: BCE)
  • Representation of a private company with 100 shareholders and in excess of $250 million venture investment in its merger/squeeze-out with a public company
  • Representation of a management team in its sale of a public aerospace parts distribution company to Boeing
  • Representation of a public telecommunications parts distributor in its sale to another public company
  • Representation of a public utility company in its sale and going private transaction with a private equity group
  • Representation of a public company in its sale to a General Electric Company subsidiary
  • Representation of a German company in its acquisition of a peroxide manufacturing company
  • Representation of a private engineering service business with several founders and a small number of equity and option holders in its sale to a public company
  • Representation of a Special Committee of Directors for a publically traded limited partnership as counsel in the acquisition of a refinery from an affiliate of the General Partner
  • Representation of a private technology company with two founders and approximately 30 equity and 20 option holders in its sale of the business to a private equity firm
  • Representation of numerous companies in their IPOs, some from start up through going public and their sale
  • Representation of numerous private companies in private equity and debt financings
  • Representation of numerous public companies in public equity and debt issuances 

Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association, Mergers and Acquisitions and Securities (Past Chairman) Sections
  • Financial Executives International, Dallas Chapter
  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Ronald McDonald House, Director and Former Chairman of the Board
  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section
  • Teleglobe, Inc. (NYSE "TGO"), Former Director
Awards & Honors
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America in Corporate Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2012
  • Leaders in Their Field, Chambers USA, 2010 - 2012
  • Madison Who's Who, 2007-2008
  • Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2004-2007
  • Texas
  • Washington University in St. Louis Law School, Juris Doctor (Order of the Coif)
  • Centenary College, Bachelor of Science (Graduated magna cum laude; Omicron Delta Kappa)

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