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Mergers and Acquisitions

Section Focus

The Mergers and Acquisitions Section focuses on the role played by lawyers in negotiating and documenting business acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and related transactions. The Section’s principal activities include: discussing and debating issues of current relevance and interest to practitioners in the M&A and investment community; and sponsoring and presenting educational programs on M&A-related topics.

The section strives to be a primary resource for cutting-edge M&A education for the Houston business lawyer and welcomes accountants, investors, bankers and other professionals involved in transactions. The section organizes bi-monthly programs (excluding June and July) that focus on practical M&A-related topics as well as networking events. A council of 10 members including a Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer meet monthly and provide leadership to the section in planning events.

Section Chair

James Cowen
Porter Hedges LLP
1000 Main, 36th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 226-6000
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Member Details

Section Members: 518
Section Dues: $30

Section Officers

Immediate Past Chair
Amber Ervin

Treasurer
Steven Kesten

Secretary
Michael Peters

Section Notes

For attendance at programs, the advance yearly subscription cost is $175.00 for all ten (10) meetings; Non-subscribing attendees may pay a single-meeting price of $35.00 for advanced reservations and $40.00 for walk-ins.

M&A Section September 2013 Presentation

M&A Section September 2013 Materials

M&A Section October 2013 Presentation

M&A Section November 2013 Presentation

HBA Office

Houston Bar Association
1001 Fannin, Suite 1300, Houston, TX 77002
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