Leslie F. DeGonia



Leslie DeGonia is an associate and Business Law Department attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. Leslie is based in the Dallas office where she is a member of the firm’s Transaction Practice Group.  

Leslie’s practice focuses on assisting clients on a variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate formation and governance.

Prior to joining Foley, Leslie worked as an associate at a law firm in Dallas. In this role, she gained experience leading due diligence efforts, drafting key ancillary documents, and providing guidance on governance and compliance issues.

Representative matters

  • Represented private companies, private equity sponsors, and their portfolio companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and minority investments.
  • Served as lead associate overseeing the sale of a (i) transportation and tolling system provider for $120,000,000 and (ii) manufacturer of water filtration and clean air technologies for $255,000,00.
  • Advised a leading sports agency in the sale of its minority interest in a lifestyle brand.
  • Drafted the membership interest purchase agreement and all ancillary documents thereto for the acquisition of three residential air conditioning contractors for a total purchase price of $2,000,000.
  • Represented and advised private equity firms in the acquisition of companies in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, real estate, and personal services.
  • Represented companies in the acquisition of business assets including a veterinarian in the purchase of a 1.1 million dollar veterinary practice.

*Certain of these matters were handled prior to joining Foley.


  • Women in Sports and Events (WISE)
  • SPCA of Texas Young Professionals


  • Washington University School of Law (JD, 2017)
    • Executive Notes Editor, Washington University Jurisprudence Review
    • Dean’s List
  • University of Missouri (BA, summa cum laude, 2014)
    • Member, Griffiths Leadership Society for Women
    • Member, Zeta Tau Alpha
    • Dean’s List


  • Missouri
  • Texas