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Haynes and Boone, LLP

William R. Hays, III

William R. Hays, III

Senior Counsel

Expertise

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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Profile
Bill Hays is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group and has more than 38 years of experience in corporate securities law. His practice focuses on representing and advising both public and private companies in acquisitions, public offerings and private financings.

Among other work in his practice, Bill has:

Represented clients in raising public and private financing.
Counseled publicly held and private businesses in connection with acquisitions and divestitures.
Advised boards of directors and board committees on their duties and on internal and SEC investigations.
Represented public companies in restructurings, including bankruptcy reorganizations.
Represented investment banks in public and private offerings.
Handled going private and management buy-out transactions.
Advised clients on defending themselves against hostile takeovers.

Bar Admissions

Texas

Education

  • J.D. Southern Methodist University, 1974, with honors
  • B.A. Principia College, 1971, highest honors
Areas of Practice

Mergers and Acquisitions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Represented clients in raising public and private financing.

Counseled publicly held and private businesses in connection with acquisitions and divestitures.

Advised boards of directors and board committees on their duties and on internal and SEC investigations.

Represented public companies in restructurings, including bankruptcy reorganizations.

Represented investment banks in public and private offerings.

Handled going private and management buy-out transactions.

Advised clients on defending themselves against hostile takeovers.

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