Veteran deal lawyer Jason K Zachary has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department and a member of the Capital Markets and Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Practices.
Zachary will split time between the firm’s Denver and New York offices and will be an important part of the firm’s growth initiatives on the west coast.
Zachary regularly advises boards of directors and senior management of corporate clients, as well as private equity and venture capital investment funds and their portfolio companies in a range of complex business transactions and corporate governance issues. His practice encompasses diverse securities matters, including various exempt and hybrid offerings such as PIPEs and registered direct offerings, and mergers and acquisitions, including leveraged buyouts, divestitures, growth equity investments and corporate restructurings. He works with middle-market focused clients in a variety of industries, including business services, software, technology, manufacturing services, healthcare, and consumer products, among others.
“Jason has incredibly broad experience having represented companies and private equity firms in many industries across the country,” says Dan Malone, administrative partner of Haynes and Boone’s Denver Office and a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Private Equity Practice Groups. “He will provide tremendous value to our clients because of the breadth of his skillset and his ability, honed by his experience as an in-house counsel, to consummate transactions in a way that efficiently achieves his clients’ strategic goals.”
Zachary previously was a shareholder in the Denver office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP and served as senior securities counsel – securities and corporate governance at Vail Resorts, Inc, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. Prior to relocating to Denver, he was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York City. A native of Texas, he graduated with a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University, and received his JD, with honours, from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and his LLM in Securities and Financial Regulation, with distinction, from the Georgetown University Law Center.
“I was drawn to Haynes and Boone because of the collaborative nature of its culture, its deep roots in M&A and private equity, and the growth it has enjoyed in Denver and on the east and west coasts,” Zachary says. “I am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic firm.”