• Biography

    Bill Kleinman focuses on strategic M&A, private equity, securities, corporate and technology law. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, carve-outs and divestitures, roll-ups, strategic alliances and collaborative transactions, corporate governance, capital formation (equity and debt), and technology/commercial contracting. His focus on finding reasonable solutions to gating issues gets deals done. Bill is also a member of the ABA's Task Force on Legal Project Management. He assists general counsel and corporations that have robust legal needs by coordinating service delivery, project management and budgeting across all sections of the firm.

    Bill was recognized in Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners, for Technology: Corporate & Commercial (Texas), 2019-2021. Bill led the Haynes and Boone deal team that was selected as the “Energy M&A Deal of the Year” (middle market) at the Global M&A Network, Americas 2019, and the “U.S.A. M&A Deal of the Year” award at the Global M&A Network, Americas Awards 2018. Bill is AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2016-2021, recognized in D Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Dallas," D Magazine Partners, 2021, was recognized as a Standout Lawyer, Acritas Stars, 2018-2020, and won the Client Choice Award for General Corporate in Texas, Globe Business Publishing Ltd., 2016.

    Technology Capabilities

    Bill graduated as a chemical engineer, and he has a broad understanding of the science and technology that drive today's most innovative companies. He helps companies implement technology intensive business strategies and transactions, and turn their technology advantage into competitive advantage.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1983, Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
    • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
  • Admissions

    • Texas