Fort Worth

Focus on clients is the guiding principle at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s Fort Worth office. Our clients have businesses to run and enterprises to build, and they hire us to help them achieve their goals. We are known by our clients as a team that delivers innovative solutions and high-quality service.

In 2005 Akin Gump opened its Fort Worth office to support client needs and keep pace with Texas growth. Our Fort Worth lawyers collaborate closely with lawyers in other Akin Gump offices to provide clients with experience drawn from the firm as a whole. As a result, the office can offer clients services and counsel beyond the focus and strengths outlined below.

Corporate

Akin Gump Fort Worth has a seasoned team of Corporate lawyers. We consistently meet an array of corporate transactional matters, including corporate governance and other general corporate matters, such as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, formation of complex joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies and strategic alliances, as well as numerous types of commercial matters. Our corporate lawyers also regularly advise clients on federal and state securities laws in connection with raising capital, including all types of public offerings and other private equity and debt offerings.

Real Estate, Construction and Finance

Our Fort Worth real estate, construction and finance lawyers represent major public and private companies, equity and hedge funds, commercial and industrial developers, REITs, REMICs, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, pension funds and other institutional lenders and investors, mortgage servicers, domestic and offshore investors, hotels, restaurants, hospitals and governments in a wide range of both traditional and innovative development, construction and real-estate related matters.

Akin Gump Fort Worth has domestic and international experience in forming and structuring vehicles for investment in real estate, including funds, joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies. The team’s construction projects include hotels, retail, office, residential, industrial, transportation, museum and entertainment facilities.

Akin Gump’s construction lawyers have managed complex projects and litigated disputes across the entire spectrum of public- and private-sector development and construction activity. Additionally, we served as principal outside counsel on corporate matters and acquisitions for one of the world’s largest construction groups and several of its subsidiaries. We are frequently called on to provide risk, valuation and schedule assessments on complex infrastructure and commercial projects, including industrial and energy construction, government contracting projects, civil and infrastructure projects, resort, mixed-use and commercial projects for contractors, owners and financial institutions.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Lawyers at Akin Gump Fort Worth also have a wide range of experience in the representation of clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other related transactions. We represent both buyers and sellers in public and private transactions. Our lawyers assist clients in evaluating transactions and advise clients in connection with drafting and negotiating the full range of related documentation.

Investment Funds

Akin Gump’s Fort Worth office represents private investment funds, fund managers and private investors in the full range of their fund-raising and investment activity, including providing counsel with regard to regulatory matters and financing arrangements. We have extensive experience in assisting in the evaluation of investment opportunities, as well as in structuring and completing investments and exits.