Mergers and Acquisitions


Section Focus

A room filled with tables full of section members facing three panelists to the viewer's right.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.

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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.


2020-21 Section Officers

Joe Morrel, Porter Hedges LLP
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Immediate Past Chair
Brittany Sakowitz, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Greg Heath, Locke Lord LLP

Philip Dunlap, Balch & Bingham LLP

History of Mergers & Acquisitions Section Chairs

Bylaws of the Mergers & Acquisitions Section


Section Resources

Presentation Topic Materials
September 2013 Presentation September 2013 Materials
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April 2014 Presentation  
January 2017 Presentation  
February 2017 Presentation  

Member Details

Section Members: 369
Section Dues: $25

Section Notes

For attendance at programs, the member fee is $30.00 per meeting, with an advance yearly subscription cost of $200.00 for all eight (8) meetings. Non-member attendees may pay a single-meeting fee of $35.00 for advanced reservations and $40.00 for walk-ins.


Law Student Policies


Cost of lunch, if applicable. Reservation is required.