• Biography

    Bo Sartain is a lawyer for numerous professional investors and entrepreneurs in complex financing and acquisitive transactions and has served as outside general counsel for numerous small businesses, handling matters ranging from corporate finance and corporate governance to commercial agreements, including, for example, services, distribution, licensing and other technology contracts. Whether working for multi-billion dollar investment funds or working with a single entrepreneur launching a new business, Bo has earned his clients’ trust with his dedication to client service and creative problem solving ability to find solutions.

    Bo’s skill in the area of corporate finance comes not only from his breadth of legal experience leading the drafting, negotiating and closing scores of private equity, venture capital and mezzanine finance lending transactions, but also from Bo’s entrepreneurial endeavors as a founder of his own software company, where he put together investment materials, gave the investor presentations and successfully raised startup capital from outside investors for his new business. This business experience has given Bo keen insight into understanding and accomplishing his clients’ business objectives.

    In fact, Bo counts among his greatest accomplishments founding a startup software company, raising capital from outside investors, and successfully building, launching and selling his software products to paying customers. Before practicing law, Bo was a systems engineer working for the U.S. Army, where he was twice officially commended for leadership and technical expertise.

    Bo has also been an active writer and blogger on startup company capital formation and legal issues, earning the praise from clients that his blog is “worth its weight in gold” to entrepreneurs struggling to learn the intricacies and nuances of venture capital financings.

    Professional and Community Activities

    • State Bar of Texas
    • Dallas Bar Association
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1998, Texas Law Review, Associate Editor, Order of the Coif
    • M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1998
    • B.A., Duke University, 1990, cum laude
  • Admissions

    • Texas