Mr. Rhyne focuses his practice in the business and corporate finance area, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity funds, and general corporate representation. He has represented clients in a wide variety of transactions, ranging from the purchase or sale of public and private companies, recapitalizations, "roll-ups," acquisition of controlling interests in private companies, and establishment of private equity or buyout funds. The industries involved have varied from telecommunications and internet companies, to paper manufacturers and timber companies.
Mr. Rhyne represents boards of directors and special committees of public and private companies. These engagements have included the consideration of strategic alternatives, including sale of the company, and of defensive measures, including the adoption or amendment of shareholder rights plans (poison pills), and other corporate matters.
He also is an active member of our energy and climate change practices. He advises energy companies about general and specific policy matters and regularly speaks and writes on energy, sustainability and climate change disclosure. He also holds two U.S. patents in the energy field.