Overview

Amy Curtis is a business attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office, where she focuses her practice on mergers, acquisitions and capital markets matters. Her experience includes public and private debt and equity offerings; tender offers, mergers, and stock and asset acquisitions; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting and general securities compliance; private equity and venture capital investments; and general corporate, partnership, limited liability company and contract matters. In addition, Ms. Curtis has advised boards of directors and management teams on the adoption and implementation of corporate governance policies and procedures.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a public oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) company with an enterprise value in excess of $4.5 billion in a negotiated tender offer
  • Represented sellers of a private company in a $3.7 billion sale of a controlling interest to a consortium of funds
  • Represented a privately held Permian Basin oil and gas company in its $2.4 billion sale to a public company
  • Represented a public cement, aggregate, concrete and construction material supplier in connection with its $2.9 billion acquisition by its controlling shareholder by tender offer and merger
  • Represented a public Canadian electronics retailer in connection with its $284 million acquisition by a U.S. public electronics retailer by cash tender offer and merger
  • Represented a public oil and gas company in a negotiated tender offer and follow-on cash merger with another public oil and gas company for a purchase price of $265 million
  • Represented an independent E&P company in a $236 million going-public reverse merger with a public oil and gas company
  • Represented public retailer of arts, crafts, framing, wall décor and seasonal merchandise in its $150 million acquisition of an international wholesale and retail supplier of arts and crafts products
  • Represented a public technology company in a negotiated tender offer and follow-on registered stock merger with another public technology company for a purchase price of $150 million
  • Represented a staffing and consulting company in its leveraged recapitalization, stock exchange and redemption transaction; $131 million
  • Represented an international public oil and gas company in its stock purchase of foreign subsidiaries of another public oil and gas company; $90 million
  • Represented a publicly traded royalty trust in the divestiture of its assets
  • Represented a public mattress and bedding manufacturer in divestiture of its innerspring component business
  • Represented a privately held distribution company in multiple divestitures of retail book, music and movie distribution business
  • Represented an oilfield services company in the sale of the company to a publicly traded acquirer
  • Represented four major trucking companies in the sale of a third-party logistics company to a private equity firm
  • Represented a national bank in the divestiture of its royalty trust administration business
  • Represented the owners of a fundraising consulting firm in the sale of the company to a private equity firm
  • Represented a nursery company in a recapitalization and stock exchange
  • Represented a public entertainment company in acquisitions and dispositions of multiple video stores
  • Represented a management group in a management buyout of a pizza chain
  • Represented an insurance agency in its sale of assets, joint venture transaction and debt financing with a public insurance company
  • Represented a public oil and gas company in a going-private merger transaction
  • Represented a telecommunications company in its purchase of call center assets
  • Represented a compensation consulting firm in its sale of assets to a national consulting firm

  • Represented a public oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) company in a public offering of $1 billion of investment grade notes
  • Represented a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in a $414 million initial public offering of units
  • Represented a public cement, aggregates and concrete company in a Rule 144A offering of $650 million of senior notes and self-tender offer for $550 million of senior notes
  • Represented a public mattress and bedding manufacturer in a $450 million Rule 144A offering of senior notes
  • Represented a public oil and gas E&P company in a Rule 144A offering of $300 million of senior notes and self-tender offer for $160 million of senior notes
  • Represented a public oil and gas E&P company in a self-tender offer for $769 million of senior notes
  • Represented a public oil and gas E&P company in a Rule 144A offering of $300 million of senior notes
  • Represented a public cement and steel producer in a Rule 144A offering of $600 million of senior notes and self-tender offer for $200 million of senior notes
  • Represented a public cement, aggregates and concrete company in a Rule 144A offering of $300 million of senior notes
  • Represented a publicly traded royalty trust in registered offerings of $511 million of trust units
  • Represented a public E&P company in a public offering of $50 million of common stock

  • Represented a public master limited partnership (MLP) in its "check-the-box" transaction to elect C corporation status
  • Represented a public cement and steel producer in the spin-off of its steel division, including Rule 144A offerings by each company of senior notes ($350 million and $300 million) and a self-tender offer for $600 million of senior notes
  • Represented an international energy company in multiple venture capital investments in alternative energy and oilfield technology
  • Represented a pharmaceutical company in multiple rounds of venture capital financing

Credentials

Education
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.J., with highest honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Memberships
  • State Bar of Texas, Corporate Counsel Section, Council Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Corporate Law, 2016-2022
  • Texas Super Lawyers magazine, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013-2020
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, Corporate Securities/Capital Markets, 2017-2021
  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2004-2013
  • Best Women Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2010
  • ICFM Leading Lawyers 500, InterContinental Finance magazine, 2013

Publications

Speaking Engagements

News