Shana’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law in a wide variety of industries. Her experience includes representing public and private clients in the areas corporate governance, business transactions, securities compliance, fiduciary responsibilities and financings. She has guided non-profit organizations on formation, tax and regulatory issues, and has also counseled clients regarding tax restructurings, fundraising and securities law compliance.

Shana is well-versed in handling transactions involving employment agreements, separation agreements, and various types of equity and phantom equity compensation arrangements. Additionally, she represents companies at formation, including negotiation of formation agreements, partnership agreements and shareholders’ agreements.

Shana also has a strong passion for representing women-owned and family-owned businesses. She is also an active member of the Junior League of Austin.

Corporate & Business Transactions

  • Representation of clients in various transactions involving employment agreements, separation agreements, and various types of equity and phantom equity compensation arrangements.
  • Representation of companies at formation, including negotiation of formation agreements, partnership agreements and shareholders’ agreements.
  • Representation of clients in securities and regulatory compliance matters.
  • Drafting and negotiation of various contract types, including service agreements, distribution and sale of goods agreements, custom manufacturing agreements, license agreements and SaaS agreements.
  • Representation of tax-exempt entities in a variety of transactions and obtaining of tax-exempt status.
  • Representation of real estate developers in private placements of limited partnership interests.
  • Representation of technology company in early stage financings.
  • Representation of company issuers in private equity issuances of preferred stock and subordinated debt.
  • Representation of companies in converting their form of entity to provide for most efficient franchise and income tax structure.

 

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Representation of purchaser or seller in acquisitions and dispositions of business units structured as reorganizations, mergers, stock sales and asset sales.
  • Representation of email marketing company in roll-up equity transaction.
  • Representation of private-equity backed surveying firm in various acquisitions.
  • Representation of physician practice groups in affiliations arrangement with hospitals, including sale of practice and professional service agreements.

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Junior League of Austin