Overview

Paul Smith is a partner in Holland & Knight's Austin office. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, public offerings, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting, compliance and corporate governance matters. Mr. Smith represents public companies and privately held entities over a wide range of industries including energy, health care, software, technology, manufacturing and financial services. His experience also includes organizational and general corporate matters for corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies and nonprofit entities.

Experience

  • Represented a client in the $700 million sale of ethanol production facilities
  • Represented a client in the $250 million sale of an oilfield service company
  • Represented a client in the $125 million sale of a manufacturer of circuit boards for downhole equipment
  • Represented a client in the $115 million acquisition of an interest in a pipeline company
  • Represented an international customs broker in a series of acquisitions in the U.S. and Canada
  • Represented a client in the $40 million sale of a chip design company
  • Represented a client in the $40 million sale of an industrial manufacturing company
  • Represented a client in the $25 million sale of a toll chemical processor
  • Represented affiliated entities in acquisition of fleet of offshore drilling support vessels

  • Represented numerous investors and issuers in connection with over $500 million in venture capital investments

  • Represented a client in the acquisition of various royalty payment streams from drug and health care related licenses
  • Represented a placement agent in the resale of 20 percent stake in public company

  • Represented multiple issuers and placement agents in private investment in public equity (PIPE) offerings

Credentials

Education
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Houston, MBA, with honors
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., International Business
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star, 2014

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