BILL COOPER’s practice includes all types of capital markets transactions representing both issuers and underwriters, including IPOs and follow-on equity offerings, debt and convertible or exchangeable security offerings and “registered direct” offerings and private placements, including Rule 144A offerings and PIPEs, and public and private merger, acquisition and disposition transactions and joint ventures, representing acquirors, sellers, special committees and financial advisers. Bill has particular experience with special purpose acquisition companies (or SPACs), including sponsor syndication, IPOs, anchor investments and de-SPAC PIPEs, and publicly traded partnerships (or MLPs), including private formation transactions, IPOs, sponsor “drop down" transactions and conflicts committee representation. Before attending law school, Bill was on the editorial staff at Vanity Fair magazine.
Bill has been acknowledged in numerous industry publications. Bill has been recognized in The US Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in the United States for the following areas: Capital Markets Debt Offerings (2012–2015), Capital Markets Equity Offerings (2016), Energy: Transactions (2013) and Mergers & Acquisitions (2012, 2015–2016). Chambers & Partners USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers featured Bill as one of the leading lawyers in Corporate/M&A (2011–2012) and Private Equity (2011–2012). He was also recognized as a Texas Rising Star in Texas Monthly (2005–2006).