Darrell R. Windham - Dickinson Wright PLLC

Darrell R. Windham

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1999
Phone: 737-484-5500

Darrell R. Windham is the Co-Managing Shareholder of the firm's Austin office and Chair of the Texas Corporate & Securities Practice. He has more than 30 years of experience in all types of business and securities matters. Darrell's experience includes representing clients in mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and public and private securities offerings. He also advises clients on business start-ups and organizations, strategic alliances, joint ventures and other domestic and international business transactions, and securities law compliance. Darrell has served as lead counsel representing acquirers, sellers and issuers in hundreds of M&A transactions and securities offerings.

The University of Texas at AustinBBA 1975The University of Texas School of LawJ.D. 1978
Austin Museum of Art/ArthouseTravis County Bar AssociationThe University of Texas at Austin Littlefield Society Men’s Athletic CouncilKnights of the Austin Symphony Orchestra SocietyCommission of 125American Bar AssociationMcDonald Observatory and Astronomy Board of VisitorsTexas TriCities Chapter, National Association of Corporate DirectorsTexas Business Hall of FameLonghorn FoundationEconomic Development Corporation, Austin Chamber of Commerce Austin Longhorn ClubAustin Chapter of the College Football Hall of Fame FoundationAustin Development Nature Conservancy

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Corporate
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Securities, finance, capital markets and venture capital
  • Technology (medical device and technology, digital media and film, semiconductor software, alternative energy)

Significant Representations
  • Represented a publicly held medical device company in which the client was acquired by Blackstone Capital Partners V, L.P in a going private transaction; total value of the transaction was approximately $900 million, which at the time of the closing, represented the most ever paid for an Austin-based company; transaction also involved public debt and senior secured debt offerings aggregating $600 million.°
  • Represented an acquirer of a national financial services company in which the two principal shareholders of seller received shares of stock in, and promissory notes of, the acquiring company.°
  • Represented a publicly held medical device company in connection with its initial public offering and a subsequent registered secondary public offering of common stock with aggregate offering proceeds of approximately $104 million.°
Part 2
  • Represented a publicly held medical device company in two publicly registered stock acquisitions through mergers of two publicly held manufacturers of pain management, rehabilitation, fitness and sports performance products with aggregate purchase prices of approximately $500 million, which involved the issuance of the client’s publicly registered securities.°
  • Represented a semiconductor manufacturer owned by private equity firms in the sale/spin-off of the client’s magnetic memory business into a newly-formed corporation in which the client received shares of common stock, and which was funded by venture capital and private equity firms in a Series A preferred stock financing by the new corporation in related transactions valued at $50 million.°
  • Represented an oil and gas company in connection with a reorganization transaction involving the assignment of more than $100 million in oil and gas assets.°
  • Represented a private equity fund of funds in connection with its evaluation of and investment in more than 20 private equity and hedge funds and certain direct investments.°

Office Location

303 Colorado Street, Suite 2050
Austin, TX 78701
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law