Katie L. Legband O'Brien

Associate

Dallas
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Overview

Katie Legband O'Brien focuses her practice primarily on representing private equity funds and public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions. She also advises clients on divestitures, restructurings, joint ventures, debt offerings, securities registration and compliance, corporate governance and general corporate matters. Katie leverages her attention to detail when handling all aspects of the merger and acquisition proceedings, from drafting purchasing agreements to managing the documentation and closing processes.

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  • Represented a privately-held global provider of environmental and sustainability-related services in multiple acquisitions as lead associate, including drafting and negotiating the purchase agreements and ancillary documents, supervising diligence and managing the closing process.
  • Represented a public oil and gas company in the divestiture of multiple asset packages, including drafting and negotiating the purchase agreements and the closing documentation and managing the signing and closing processes.
  • Represented an oil and gas company in its conversion from a publicly-traded trust to a publicly-traded corporation, including drafting the assignment documentation, managing the asset contribution process to enable the conversion, supervising diligence and conducting research.
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Experience

  • Represented a privately-held global provider of environmental and sustainability-related services in multiple acquisitions as lead associate, including drafting and negotiating the purchase agreements and ancillary documents, supervising diligence and managing the closing process.
  • Represented a public oil and gas company in the divestiture of multiple asset packages, including drafting and negotiating the purchase agreements and the closing documentation and managing the signing and closing processes.
  • Represented an oil and gas company in its conversion from a publicly-traded trust to a publicly-traded corporation, including drafting the assignment documentation, managing the asset contribution process to enable the conversion, supervising diligence and conducting research.
  • Represented a public company with its quarterly and annual SEC filings, secured and unsecured bond offerings, including related tender offers and redemptions, and internal restructurings, as well as assisted the general counsel during a part-time secondment.

Recognitions and Memberships

Industries

Prior Positions

  • Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht, Supreme Court of Texas: Judicial Intern (2014)

Admissions

  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2016, with honors; Order of the Coif; Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
  • B.A., Psychology and Political Science, Southern Methodist University, 2013, magna cum laude