Shearman And Sterling

News Feb 10, 2020

Shearman & Sterling Expands in Texas with New Dallas Office

Shearman & Sterling continues to expand its presence in Texas with the addition of six partners to its new Dallas office. The office, its third in the Lone Star State, is anchored by six partners with a broad range of transactional experience across our core industries.

The Dallas team will advise corporate and private equity clients on the full scope of transactional advice ranging from restructuring and insolvency and public and private mergers and acquisitions, to tax and general corporate issues. Joining Shearman & Sterling’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice are Scott Cohen and Robert Cardone from Jones Day with Alain Dermarkar, also from Jones Day, arriving shortly after. The Dallas office will also consist of current Shearman & Sterling restructuring partners Luckey McDowell and Ian Roberts, and tax partner Ryan Bray. They will be supported by senior associate Julia Pashin, who joined from Vinson & Elkins, and we expect a team of associates to follow.

“Our expansion into Dallas is an exciting next step in our growth strategy in the U.S., where we now have seven offices. Bringing this top-flight team together in the city complements our existing work in Texas and strengthens our broader transactional teams in New York, the Bay Area and globally. We also look forward to becoming an integral part of the wider Dallas business community,” said David Beveridge, Senior Partner at Shearman & Sterling.

The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is a robust market and home to Fortune 500 companies spanning industries including energy, transportation, technology, telecommunications and healthcare. The city is also quickly becoming a major private equity hub, with hundreds of firms now headquartered there.

Shearman & Sterling opened its Austin office in March 2018 and its Houston office in May 2018 and now has more than 50 lawyers in Texas, including 20 partners. The firm now has 24 offices worldwide.

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