Michael Titens is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office.

Mr. Titens represents U.S. and international clients in structuring, negotiating and implementing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as well as joint ventures. He also represents private equity funds and portfolio companies in formation, financing and M&A transactions.

Mr. Titens frequently represents Mexican and other international clients in M&A, foreign investment and other business transactions. He was a resident in the firm’s Monterrey, Mexico, office from 1993 to 1997.

Mr. Titens also focuses on cybersecurity issues, including breach preparedness and responses, and previously served as co-chair of the firm’s Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Group.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a reservoir engineering and geological services company in its sale to a strategic partner
  • Represented a Mexican technology company in sale of assets to a U.S. professional services firm
  • Represented a construction materials supply company in its sale to a strategic buyer
  • Represented an Asian conglomerate in the acquisition of a U.S. aerospace services company
  • Represented an Asian conglomerate in the sale of a U.S. apparel company to a strategic buyer
  • Represented a restaurant franchisor in connection with its sale to a private equity sponsor
  • Represented a management team of a consumer products company in the sale of majority stake to a private equity sponsor
  • Represented a management team in the formation of a real estate fund
  • Represented a start-up consumer products company in securing venture capital financing
  • Represented a publicly traded information technology (IT) outsourcing company in acquisitions of five separate companies by merger, stock purchase and asset purchase
  • Represented a seller of substantially all assets of a national staffing company
  • Represented a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)-listed electronics retailer in tender offer by another public company
  • Representation of purchaser of controlling interest in a professional services firm
  • Represented the owners in the sale of a Mexican manufacturing company to a NYSE-listed acquirer
  • Represented a Mexican acquirer of Mexico-based packaging company from a U.S. private equity group
  • Represented a Mexican acquirer of U.S. fast food franchises
  • Represented a South African company in its bid to acquire two active satellites and related global infrastructure and assets
  • Represented a United Kingdom acquirer of U.S. beverage distribution business
  • Represented a government contractor in drafting Iraqi federal regulations and in preparation of bid documents for public-private partnerships in Iraq
  • General corporate and securities representation of an American Stock Exchange (AMEX)-listed biotech and agribusiness company based in Mexico, including multiple acquisitions and partnerships, and eventual going-private transaction
  • Represented a Mexican owner of a call center business to a French conglomerate
  • Represented a founder of low-income housing developer in sale of his interest
  • Represented founders in connection with sale of waste management business to strategic buyer
  • Represented founders in sale of seismic engineering company to strategic buyer
  • Represented founders in sale of defense contractor to strategic buyer

  • Represented JCM Industries, a family-owned leading water/wastewater fittings manufacturer, in its sale to A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co., a leading manufacturer of water works, plumbing, pumps and natural gas products
  • Represented a management team in the acquisition of a company with debt and equity financing as well as in the subsequent sale to a private equity buyer
  • Represented a family-owned business in the acquisition of a manufacturing company
  • Represented a large family in structuring buy-sell and other shareholder agreements
  • Represented a family-owned building materials firm in general corporate, environmental and litigation matters
  • Represented a family office in its formation, employment arrangements with principals and initial investments
  • Represented a family office in finance, tax, employment and acquisition matters, including the sale of an interest in a real estate joint venture
  • Represented a family office in structuring equity-based compensation arrangements for management

  • Represented an oil and gas management team in $740 million private equity investment
  • Represented an oil and gas management team in $100 million private equity investment
  • Represented a management team in formation of oil and gas fund, including $75 million institutional investment
  • Represented owners in sale of oilfield leasing company to New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)-listed acquirer
  • Represented an oilfield services company in sale of business to publicly traded acquirer
  • Represented a publicly traded oil company in stock-for-stock merger
  • Restructuring and recapitalization of public oil company’s debt, preferred stock and warrants, including private placement of preferred stock
  • Represented an upstream company in formation of master limited partnership (MLP) and debt-for-unit exchange
  • Represented largest shareholder in sale of "green" electric utility to NYSE-listed company

  • Represented a Korean company in sale of oil and gas company interests
  • Represented a South African company in effort to acquire Cayman corporation with oil and gas operations in Argentina
  • Represented a publicly listed Canadian energy company in sale of marketing subsidiaries
  • Represented a Dutch client in sale of Colombian oil and gas company
  • Represented an integrated energy company with assets and operations in Peru, in the sale of equity interests
  • Represented owners of U.S.- and Mexico-based oilfield services company to publicly listed Canadian trust
  • Represented a Canadian trust in acquisition of U.S. oil and gas assets and public listing
  • Represented a wind farm developer in sale of company to Spanish energy company

  • Represented a United Kingdom company in divisive merger and establishment of U.S. chemical industry joint venture
  • Represented South African investors structuring a joint venture to build a gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant in Texas
  • Represented an investor in formation of joint venture with Indian entrepreneur to build U.S.-based technical operations center for oil and gas services
  • Represented mineral owners in formation of joint venture to pursue enhanced oil recovery
  • Represented a Mexican company in formation of intermodal transportation joint venture with U.S. railroad company
  • Representation of computer and electronics manufacturer in production sourcing and fulfillment arrangement


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Harvard University, A.B., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Child Find of America, Inc., Board of Directors, 2005-Present
  • TITAS/Dance Unbound, Board of Trustees, 1998-Present
  • Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce Americas Task Force, 1998-2000
  • U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce International Resource Committee, 1997
  • American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, A.C., 1994-1997
  • Club Harvard de Monterrey, A.C., Director, 1994-1996; Vice President, 1995-1996
  • American Society of Monterrey, A.C., 1994-1995; Director, 1995-1996
  • Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, A.C., 1994-1996
  • Dallas Bar Association, Minority Participation Committee, 1992
  • Dallas Bar Association, Law Day Committee, 1989-1992; Chairman, 1990
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Corporate Law, 2013-2024
  • Texas Super Lawyers magazine, Mergers & Acquisitions; Securities & Corporate Finance; Business/Corporate, 2003-2004, 2006-2007, 2013-2020
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, General Corporate Law, 2018
Spoken Languages
  • Spanish


Speaking Engagements