Jackson Walker Adds Two to Corporate Group

Jackson Walker announced the addition of Larry Glasgow and Richard Waggoner to the Corporate and Securities practice in Dallas.

In a release, the firm said Glasgow and Waggoner each bring to the firm more than 30 years of experience in sophisticated transactions involving mergers and acquisitions and private equity.

“We are thrilled to welcome Larry and Richard to our Corporate and Securities practice,” said Wade Cooper, the firm’s managing partner. “Their experience handling complex corporate matters of all sizes – but more important, their commitment to client service and value – are a great fit for our firm.”

“Larry’s and Richard’s experience coast-to-coast and internationally in a wide range of industries melds well with our practice,” said Dallas partner Richard F. Dahlson, who manages the Corporate and Securities practice group at Jackson Walker. “Larry’s extensive understanding of deal points has helped mold the M&A practice and will provide a tangible benefit for our clients engaged in mergers and acquisitions. Richard is a global corporate law resource who has a well-earned reputation for getting deals done.”

The firm said Glasgow is an M&A attorney who represents acquirers and sellers in transactions ranging in size from mid-market to in excess of $1 billion. He represents clients in the healthcare, energy, banking, trucking, entertainment, hospitality, and technology industries.

“Without a doubt, joining Jackson Walker is a great decision for my clients and for myself,” Glasgow said. “I look forward to not only benefitting from but contributing to the valuable resources of Jackson Walker’s Chambers-ranked Corporate group to better serve clients.”

The firm said he co-founded the American Bar Association’s M&A Deal Points Studies and the M&A Market Trends Subcommittee. He also co-founded and annually co-chairs the University of Texas School of Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute, which brings together practitioners and experts to evaluate current M&A trends, opportunities, and concerns facing the finance, accounting, and legal industries.

The firm said Glasgow has been consistently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for M&A and corporate law. He has also been listed among the top rated lawyers in M&A and healthcare by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel as well as for international M&A by Who’s Who Legal.

Richard L. Waggoner is an M&A lawyer who counsels sophisticated investors and issuers on private equity transactions, governance, contracts, and general corporate legal needs, the firm said. He also regularly counsels boards of directors and board committees on matters of corporate governance. Over the years, he has advised clients on distressed acquisition opportunities, creation of expansion capital, and strategies to deal with the growing reluctance of banks to fund large and highly leveraged deals.

Since 2016, Richard has been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law, and has also been listed in Thomson Reuters’ “Texas Super Lawyers” list for M&A.

“I pride myself on getting deals done as efficiently as possible,” Waggoner said. “Joining Texas powerhouse Jackson Walker enables me to offer tremendous value to my clients around the world. Jackson Walker has nationally recognized subject matter experts in all areas. My clients are very excited about this move.”

Glasgow and Waggoner join Dallas real estate partners Cynthia Brotman Nelson, George C. Dunlap, Jr., Kevin L. Kelley, and Scott Tuthill as the most recent partner additions at Jackson Walker.

“The move to Jackson Walker has been a great one for me and my clients,” said Kelley, who joined the firm after serving as chair of the real estate practice at his previous firm. “In my short time here, I’ve already seen firsthand how Jackson Walker emphasizes client service and efficiency.”