O'Bannon, James E.

2727 North Harwood StreetDallas, TX 75201- 1515

Updated: 01/07/2014

Overview

Jim O'Bannon practices in the areas of corporate and securities laws. He has more than 25 years of experience representing issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities as well as mergers and other acquisitions and dispositions of corporate securities and assets. He is also extensively engaged in corporate counseling activities with respect to SEC disclosure, corporate governance, directors' and officers' fiduciary duties, tender offers, and...

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Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • M&A Transactions

Representative Cases

  • Alliant completes tender offer and consent solicitation of $150 million of Subordinated Notes
  • Allied Riser Communications acquired by Cogent Communications Group , (2009)
  • Amerisafe completes $106.6 million public offering of Common Stock , (2009)
  • Amerisafe completes IPO of $72 million of Common Stock
  • Amerisafe redeems all outstanding Convertible Preferred Stock
  • Amerisafe sells $155 million of controlling interest of company to merchant banking firm
  • Associated Materials acquires Harvest Partners for $407.3 million
  • Associated Materials repurchases shares from The Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • Auto One Acceptance acquired by California Federal Bank for $170 million , (2009)
  • Bell Microproducts acquired by Avnet for $594 million , (2010)
  • BenefitMall acquires Benefitport Southeast , (2009)
  • BenefitMall acquires Group One Source
  • BenefitMall acquires NAS Financial Services
  • BenefitMall acquires Weston Group
  • BenefitMall completes management buyout and related recapitalization , (2009)
  • BenefitMall completes sale to Austin Ventures and merger with CompuPay , (2012)
  • Diamond Shamrock acquires National Convenience Stores
  • Diamond Shamrock completes $150 million registered Medium-Term Note offering , (2009)
  • Diamond Shamrock merges with Ultramar , (2009)
  • El Paso completes $495 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering of 7.125% Notes , (2009)
  • El Paso completes consent solicitation to holders of Medium-Term Notes issued by a subsidiary of El Paso
  • e-Rewards acquires Peanut Labs , (2010)
  • Ernst & Young International sells management consulting business to Cap Gemini Group for $11.7 billion , (2009)
  • Evercore Trust acts as independent fiduciary in Ashland's contribution of $100 million of Common Stock to its pension plan , (2009)
  • Evercore Trust acts as independent fiduciary in Boeing's contribution of $1.5 billion of Common Stock to its pension plan , (2009)
  • Evercore Trust acts as independent fiduciary in Brink's Company's contribution of $57.6 million of Common Stock to its pension plan , (2009)
  • Evercore Trust acts as independent fiduciary in OfficeMax's contribution of $82.2 million of Common Stock to its pension plans , (2009)
  • Evercore Trust acts as independent fiduciary in the registration of $300 million of Common Stock by Navistar International and pension plans , (2010)
  • Foster's Brewing Group acquires Beringer Wine Estates for $1.5 billion , (2009)
  • Frac Tech completes $550 million tender offer for 7.125% Senior Notes , (2011)
  • Greyhound Lines acquired by Laidlaw for $725 million
  • Harman International completes $117 million fixed spread tender offer to purchase all outstanding 7.32% 2007 Senior Notes
  • Harman International completes $164 million fixed spread tender offer for the purchase of all outstanding 7.125% 2007 notes
  • Harman International completes a private placement of $400 million of Convertible Senior Notes to affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. and GS Capital Partners
  • Harman International issues $300 million of Senior Notes in a Rule 144A and Regulation S offering , (2009)
  • Harman International repurchases $400 million of Common Stock in accelerated share repurchase program , (2009)
  • Howard Hughes completes spin-off from General Growth Properties , (2010)
  • International Wire Group acquires assets of Ffhoenix Cuivre
  • International Wire Group announces holding company reorganization , (2011)
  • International Wire Group Holdings issues $100 million of Senior PIK Toggle Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offering
  • J.C. Penney contributes $340 million of Common Stock to pension plan , (2009)
  • Jefferies underwrites $25.8 million public offering of Common Stock by Pioneer Drilling Company , (2009)
  • Kinko's involved in $460 million recapitalization , (2009)
  • Maxus Energy merges with YPF Sociedad Anónima and defends against shareholder actions , (2009)
  • Morgan Stanley completes underwritten public offering of 3.5 million shares by Walden Residential Properties, Inc.
  • MSREF participates in recapitalization of Songbird Estates and associated debt buyback of £880 million senior loan facility , (2009)
  • National City issues $500 million of Trust Preferred Securities and Income Capital Obligation Notes in a public offering , (2009)
  • Omnicom Group acquires M/A/R/C
  • PMFG completes $17.2 million public offering of Common Stock
  • PMFG completes $21.4 million Private Placement of Convertible Preferred Stock and Warrants
  • PMFG completes $47.8 million public offering of Common Stock
  • QBE Insurance issues $550 million of Capital Securities in Regulation S offering , (2009)
  • QBE Insurance issues £873 million of LYONs in Rule 144A offering , (2009)
  • Rite Aid completes cash tender offer and consent solicitation for $195 million of Subordinated Notes
  • Rite Aid completes underwritten public offering of $1 billion of Notes and Debentures
  • Sprint Nextel issues $4 billion of Notes in Rule 144A and Regulation S offering , (2011)
  • Sterling completes public offering of 14.3 million shares of Common Stock
  • Sterling Software forms spin-off of Sterling Commerce , (2009)
  • SunPower reclassifies shares into single class of Common Stock
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing joins ASML Holding Customer Co-investment Program for €1,114 million (US$1.37 billion) , (2012)
  • Tarragon completes exchange offer of $60 million for any and all outstanding 8% Senior Convertible Notes for shares of Common Stock
  • Temasek Holdings exercises option to place, and invests in, US$900 million of 5.75% Cumulative Non-Voting Convertible Preferred Stock of Chesapeake Energy , (2010)
  • Temasek-led consortium acquires majority stake in Frac Tech Holdings, U.S.-based oilfield service company , (2011)
  • Thomas Properties completes IPO for $171 million of Common Stock , (2009)
  • Tongue River Capital completes sale of HRAdvance Enterprises to Hewitt Associates , (2010)
  • TR Capital invests in HRAdvance Enterprises , (2009)
  • U.S. Trust completes $1.5 billion block trade with issuer The DIRECTV Group
  • U.S. Trust completes $257 million block trade of 15 million shares of Common Stock of The DIRECTV Group
  • U.S. Trust completes $265 million block trade with issuer The DIRECTV Group
  • U.S. Trust completes $875 million of Common Stock in a public offering by The DIRECTV Group
  • U.S. Trust Corp sells Hughes Electronics
  • U.S. Trust sells 20 million shares of Common Stock of EDS in public offering
  • U.S. Trust sells 42.5 million shares of Class E Common Stock of General Motors in an underwritten public offering
  • Winspear invests in Truckload USA

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1983
    J.D.
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Journal: Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Editor
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1980
    M.B.A.
  • The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1978
    B.B.A.
    Honors: With Highest Honors

Articles

Published Works

  • Congress Passes JOBS Act: Reducing the Burden for Capital Raising Activities for Smaller Companies, 2012
  • NYSE Further Limits Discretionary Voting by Brokers, 2012
  • SEC Action Against Office Depot Highlights Regulation FD Prohibition on "Indirect Guidance", 2010
  • Steer Clear - To prevent running aground, learn how to navigate the complex earnings disclosure laws, IR Update, National Investor Relations Institute, 2010
  • Steer Clear, IR Update, 2010
  • SEC Renews Focus on Regulation FD, 2010
  • Earnings Releases: Securities Law Considerations, 2010
  • SEC Approves Enhanced Proxy Disclosure Rules, 2009
  • SEC Approves Amendment to Eliminate Discretionary Voting by Brokers in Uncontested Elections of Directors and Proposes New Disclosure Rules, 2009
  • Unintended Consequences of Curbing Executive Pay, Dallas Morning News, 2009
  • SEC Guidance on the Use of Company Web Sites for Disclosure to Investors, 2008
  • SEC Staff Observations on Executive Compensation Disclosure, 2007
  • Misleading Disclosures & Internal Control Failures, Headnotes, Dallas Bar Association, 2005

Office Information

Address

2727 North Harwood StreetDallas, TX 75201- 1515

Fax

  • (214) 969-5100

Email

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