Kenn Webb has practiced business law and been actively involved in civic and charitable affairs in the City of Dallas for more than 35 years. He has represented businesses ranging from industry leaders to start-up ventures in many industries, including energy, retail, trucking, technology development, manufacturing, construction materials, and investment banking. He has assisted these clients with securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC filings, and a wide variety of commercial contracts and other corporate matters. He also advises foundations and other nonprofit entities in connection with investment transactions.

Kenn has advised entrepreneurs and early-stage companies in connection with entity formation, establishment of strategic relationships, and financings, from seed rounds to venture capital and private equity fundings. He has also represented venture-backed companies in liquidity events, including business dispositions and IPOs.

Kenn has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America® – Corporate Law (2019-2022), Texas Super Lawyer – Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate (2003-2005, 2012-2013), and has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Admitted to Practice

States:
State Bar of Texas

Education

Stanford University, J.D.
Louisiana State University, B.A.

Recognition, Honors, and Achievements

The Best Lawyers in America® (Corporate Law), 2019-2021
Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate), 2003-2005, 2012-2013
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Representative Transactional Law Matters

  • Represented businesses in connection with general corporate law matters, including drafting and negotiating employment, joint venture, license, and similar agreements; protecting intellectual property; and general corporate governance planning and structuring
  • Represented independent energy and services company in two oilfield technology licensing transactions
  • Represented world’s largest operator, franchisor, and licensor of convenience stores in connection with the formation and organization of a venture with some of the country’s largest merchants for the purpose of developing a merchant-driven mobile payment network

Securities
  • Represented Nasdaq-listed technology manufacturer in institutional placement of preferred equity
  • Represented oilfield service company in connection with proposed $690 million IPO of its common stock
  • Represented NYSE-listed oil and gas E&P company in structured finance transaction involving $125 million offering of subsidiary notes under Rule 144A
  • Represented national dry-van trucking company in its IPO, a follow-on public offering of its common stock, and resulting SEC reporting and compliance matters
  • Represented underwriters in IPO by developer of insurance industry software systems
  • Represented underwriters in IPO by computer component manufacturer
  • Represented NYSE-listed cement and construction materials company in concurrent U.S. and Canadian public offerings of $100 million of common stock, public offerings of medium-term notes, and U.S.-Canadian exchange offer
  • Represented national bank in negotiation of terms of preferred equity in connection with restructuring of publicly traded partnership
  • Represented several emerging technology companies in venture capital and convertible debt financing transactions
  • Represented Nasdaq-listed technology manufacturer in “PIPE” offerings and related registrations
  • Represented national retailer/franchisor in secondary public offering of common stock
  • Represented NYSE-listed oil and gas E&P company in simultaneous registered public offerings of $230 million of convertible notes and $100 million of senior notes and secondary offering of $150 million of common stock
  • Represented several public companies in connection with redemptions and stock repurchase programs
  • Represented oil and natural gas E&P company in connection with $200 million offering and $150 million add-on offering of unsecured notes under Rule 144A
  • Represented web-based subscription service company in IPO and subsequent venture capital financing round
  • Represented oilfield service company in connection with $550 million offering of senior unsecured notes under Rule 144A

Representative Mergers and Acquisitions Matters

  • Represented world’s largest operator, franchisor, and licensor of convenience stores in the acquisition of a chain of 69 convenience stores in Ohio and Pennsylvania and a wholesale motor fuels distribution business
  • Represented privately held manufacturer in reverse merger with public shell company
  • Represented financial services company in acquisition of post-disposition shell company in tax-advantaged transaction
  • Represented buyers and sellers in numerous merger or acquisition transactions, including advice to directors and special committees on fiduciary duty questions
  • Represented majority stockholders in the sale of their interests in a privately held oilfield service company for approximately $3.7 billion to a consortium of investors led by a foreign sovereign investment fund
  • Represented publicly traded oil and gas E&P company in connection with its acquisition by another public company in a tender offer/merger transaction involving a public offering of the acquirer’s stock
  • Represented retail chain in sale of company to one of the nation’s largest retail conglomerates
  • Represented shareholders in the leveraged sale of a public company to a private equity firm
  • Represented world’s largest operator, franchisor, and licensor of convenience stores in the acquisition of a chain of 175 convenience stores in Texas and Utah and a wholesale motor fuels distribution business with a dealer network of approximately 550 service stations
  • Represented world’s largest operator, franchisor, and licensor of convenience stores in the acquisition of a California-based motor fuels distribution business
  • Represented AMEX-listed provider of oil well control technology and services in connection with its acquisition by an NYSE-listed company in a public tender offer/merger transaction for approximately $235 million
  • Advised Board of Directors of oilfield services company in connection with a $700 million roll-up transaction involving five companies operating in complementary industry segments
  • Represented Nasdaq company, as target, in $95 million public tender offer by international publishing company
  • Represented privately held provider of wireless internet solutions in sale of company to publicly traded strategic purchaser
  • Represented U.S.’s then-largest computer products retailer in the acquisition for $211 million of a competitor’s chain of computer retail stores
  • Represented NYSE-listed cement and construction materials company in the purchase for $690 million of aggregates and construction materials businesses in United States and Canada from a foreign company
  • Represented NYSE-listed cement and construction materials company in the sale of its Texas Division to Mexican national cement company in concurrent asset and stock transactions

Other Representative Matters

  • Counseling and representation in all aspects of corporate and general business law for clients in a variety of industries
  • Employment, consulting, and noncompetition agreements
  • Manufacturing, distribution, and marketing agreements
  • Advice to public companies regarding SEC reporting, proxy solicitations, public disclosures, stock exchange listing standards, and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulations
  • Counseling on corporate governance matters, including preparation of codes of ethics, audit, compensation and other committee charters, whistleblower policies, and insider trading policies
  • Software development and license agreements