Courtney  S. York focuses her practice on a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity securities offerings, complex technology transactions and spinoffs. She also regularly advises clients regarding securities compliance and general corporate governance issues.

Practice & Background

Ms. York has nearly two decades of experience providing legal counsel to public and private corporate clients, primarily in the technology, telecommunications, media and consulting industries.  She also advises private equity funds on a variety of transactions.

Representative Matters

Ms. York’s  recent engagements include the representation of:

  • a global telecommunications company in:
    • the $1.4 billion sale of a subsidiary to a global technology company
    • the disposition of its managed applications and managed hosting businesses.
  • a major technology services company in:
    • the $1 billion sale of its credit services business to a consumer credit reporting agency
    • the acquisition of a big data cloud services company
    • the acquisition of an enterprise-grade cloud management company
    • the acquisition of an international IT services company
    • the acquisition of a software services and cloud solutions technology services firm
    • a $700 million public offering of senior notes
    • a debt and equity investment in a mobile health care technology startup
    • the disposition of an immigration services subsidiary.
  • a global information services company in:
    • the acquisition of an online provider of continuing professional education
    • the acquisition of adaptive learning technology from a national publishing and education company.
  • a software and data analytics provider to the real estate industry in:
    • the acquisition of a revenue management solutions firm
    • the acquisition of a utility and energy management solutions company
    • a $345 million private offering of convertible senior notes
    • the acquisition of a leasing platform and related software company.
  • an American media conglomerate in:
    • the spin-off of an integration and fulfillment solutions provider
    • $750 million private offering of exchangeable senior debentures.
  • an American media conglomerate in:
    • a $1.24 billion primary and secondary offering of common stock
    • a $1.55 billion private offering of common stock
    •  the $444 million private offering of exchangeable senior debentures.
  • a major student loan lender in the $7.1 billion spinoff of a student loan collections company
  • a global media and entertainment company in its public merger with a next-generation global content provider
  • a global consulting and technology services and solutions firm in:
    • multiple acquisitions of technology companies
    • its exit from the venture capital industry and sale of its investment portfolio.
  • an application solutions company in acquisition of an LED lighting business
  • a national computer software company in multiple acquisitions of technology companies
  • a major manufacturer, bottler and distributor of soft drinks in:
    • a $1.55 billion public offering of senior notes
    • a $500 million public offering of senior notes
    • a $750 million public offering of senior notes
    • a $400 million public offering of senior notes.
  • a management and technology consulting firm in multiple divestitures of technology consulting businesses in connection with its Chapter 11 and related liquidation proceedings
  • a publicly-traded personal care products corporation in:
    • the $2.1 billion public offering of debt securities and a related accelerated share repurchase program
    • the acquisition of a safety products company.
  • a manufacturing company in the acquisitions of:
    • a plastics company
    • a consumer packaging company
  • an IT equipment and services company in the $89 million acquisition of an IT service management company
  • a telecommunications company in the sale of assets of debtors-in-possession in bankruptcy
  • a global investment bank in the $112 million secondary offering by a communications software company
  • a diversified financial services company in the $261 million initial public offering of a business development company
  • a major software company in a special investigation of the audit committee.

Speaking Engagements

  • Dealbreakers: Navigating Due Diligence in Technology Transactions, University of Texas Technology Law Conference, May 2017
  • Part I: Financial Statement, Accounting and Disclosure Issues, client CLE partnering with Ernst & Young, September 2016
  • Part II: Emerging Financial Statement Disclosure Issues, Investigations, Post-M&A Disputes and Recent Regulatory Guidance, client CLE partnering with Ernst & Young, November 2016
  • 2016 M&A Trends, Association of Corporate Counsel DFW Annual In-House Symposium, May 2016
  • Writing a Useful and Compliant MD&A, RR Donnelley SEC Hot Topics Institute, September 2015
  • M&A: Carve-out Transactions, client CLE, August 2015
  • Recent Developments and Trends in M&A, Association of Corporate Counsel DFW Annual In-House Symposium, May  2015
  • Cybersecurity: What Corporate Counsel Should Know for 2013, Association of Corporate Counsel DFW Annual In-House Symposium and CLE Seminars, 2013
  • Advising Clients on Choice of Entity: Key Questions to Ask, State Bar of Texas Essentials of Business Law Course, 2012
  • M&A with Technology Targets, client CLE, 2009.