Whit Roberts

Partner

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Whit Roberts

Whit Roberts focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate finance and joint venture transactions.

Whit represents public and private companies, special committees, and financial advisors in asset sales, stock sales, and mergers―including going-private transactions, spin-offs, and sales of divisions.

Whit routinely advises clients on debt and equity financings, and he counsels on SEC compliance and other corporate governance matters. His clients―who he has represented in initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings, and other strategic commercial transactions―span a wide range of industries, including technology-enabled services, electronics manufacturing, hospitality, real estate services, healthcare, and oilfield services.

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Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® for Mergers & Acquisitions (2020-2022), Corporate Law (2015-2022)
  • Named to the “Best Lawyers in Dallas,” D Magazine (2016-2021)
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers® Texas, Securities & Corporate Finance (2004, 2019-2021)
  • Recognized as a “Texas Trailblazer,” Texas Lawyer (2020)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Education

  • The University of Texas, J.D.
  • University of Kent at Canterbury - England, Master's Degree Candidate in Political Theory
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A.: Plan II Honors Program and English Honors Program

Professional Activities

Memberships

  • Member, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Dallas Bar Foundation
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Member, Tocqueville Society of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Former Executive Committee member of the Board of Directors, Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Dallas Citizens Council
  • Board of Governors, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Member of Executive Committee of the Advisory Board of ACT (Advocates for Community Transformation)
  • Life Member, University of Texas College of Liberal Arts Advisory Council

Speaking Engagaments

  • Speaker, “RR: Employers’ Legal Considerations,” Dallas Regional Chamber Webinar (June 2, 2020)
  • Speaker, “Why Board Diversity Matters: From Multiple Perspectives,” SMU 2019 Corporate Counsel Symposium (October 18, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Stewarding Corporate Information in the Social Media Age and Workplace Privacy Issues,” Association of Corporate Counsel - DFW Chapter (October 16, 2019)
  • Speaker, “Pay Ratio Disclosure and Other Executive and Director Compensation Issues,” 25th Anniversary SMU Corporate Counsel Symposium (October 20, 2017)
  • Advance Research Chemicals, Inc. in its sale to Inhance Technologies, LLC
  • Jon Shanahan (Founder, CEO, and a Shareholder of Businessolver) in a strategic investment from Stone Point Capital
  • Solutions by Text in its growth investment from Edison Partners with participation from Stifel Venture Bank
  • DECA Dental CEO and Founder Dr. Sulman Ahmed in a strategic investment in DECA Dental from funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities
  • Formulife in an investment from Satori Capital
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