Alan J. Perkins

Partner

Overview

Alan Perkins focuses his practice on all types of corporate and securities transactions. He often represents privately and closely held companies, as well as public companies, private equity firms, and hedge funds, in a wide variety of industry sectors throughout the United States. Alan’s clients typically are middle market companies, and he serves as the lead mergers and acquisitions attorney in approximately ten M&A transactions annually, with enterprise values most often ranging from $30 million to $200 million or more. He also frequently represents Special Committees of Boards of Directors in various matters, and senior executives in connection with employment and severance arrangements.

Alan is consistently recognized as a leading corporate and M&A lawyer by publications such as Chambers USA, which refers to him as “a great business lawyer” who “knows how to get through the issues” and highlights that his clients appreciate his negotiation skills and common-sense approach. Other publications that have recognized Alan include The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers.

Alan developed his practical business experience and judgment while working during his pre-college years for his family’s food service distribution business, and later serving for over 30 years on its board. Today, his clients appreciate his candor and responsiveness, as well as his ability to simplify complex issues, find logical solutions, and reach mutually beneficial compromises. These skill often results in both principals and lawyers on the opposite side of a transaction referring future matters to him.

Representative Experience

Alan has represented the following clients in the described transactions:

  • United Steel Supply, LLC in $134 million sale of majority interest to Steel Dynamics, Inc.
  • Oakley Capital Limited in purchase of majority interest in cPanel
  • Sunridge Partners (U.K.), LLP in purchase of mushroom farm business
  • CPI One Point in stock sale to Staples, Inc.
  • DynaTen Corporation, a mechanical engineering and construction consulting and manufacturing company, in sale by merger
  • Middle-market private investment firm in acquisition of aluminum extrusion assets
  • Executive management group of Metro PCS in sale to T-Mobile
  • Web-based information provider in asset sale to Providence Equity Partners, Inc.
  • Custom Window Systems, Inc. (portfolio company of Highlander Partners, L.P.), in stock sale to Nautic Partners
  • PE-backed energy service company in sale of assets of South Texas Division
  • Highlander Capital Partners LP., in purchase of auto products company and multiple follow-on acquisitions
  • Domestic hotel management company in a minority investment in a luxury hotel and casino in Puerto Rico
  • Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, LLC in purchase of membership interest of Victor L. Robilio, LLC
  • IntegraColor Ltd. in $77 million equity sale to Orora Limited
  • Real estate company in $380 million asset disposition
  • Direct sales company in $920 million recapitalization merger and related $200 million Rule 144A offering of senior subordinated notes
  • Restaurant company in $228 million, tax-free pooling merger of two public companies
  • Software company in $400 million asset sale
  • Profile Custom Extrusions LLC (portfolio company of Highlander Capital Partners LP), in asset purchase of Profile Extrusion Company
  • Specialty footwear manufacturer in $155 million IPO
  • Public software company in $63 million asset acquisition
  • Public software company in $92 million merger
  • Brazos Equity Fund III LP in purchase of controlling interest in road marking materials company
  • Middle market private investment firm in sale of a portfolio company and its operating subsidiary (designer, manufacturer, and marketer of windows and doors)
  • Founders of Texas-based hospitality firm in major equity sale
  • Ennis Paint Inc. in change of control sale to Brazos Private Equity Partners LLC
  • Special committee of board of directors of SL Industries Inc. in $165 million sale to Handy & Harman Ltd. (affiliate of Steel Partners Holdings Ltd.)
  • Texas manufacturer in merger with New York-based retail brand management organization
  • KSL Capital in financing, sale, reacquisition, and refinancing of LaCosta Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California
  • Lighting products company in $68 million merger
  • DF&R Inc. (restaurant company) $32 million IPO  and $27 million secondary offering
  • Soft drink bottler in $65 million debt offering
  • Soft drink bottler in $125 million senior subordinated debt offering
  • Workers' compensation management software company in $24 million private offering of preferred stock and warrants
  • Greenheck Fan Corporation, in establishment of ESOP

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Vogel Alcove Foundation
  • Trustee, Hillcrest Foundation
  • Former Board Member, Cabinet Member, and  Board Chair, Vogel Alcove
  • Former Board Member, American Jewish Committee
  • Former Board Chair, Carter BloodCare
  • Former Board Chair, Carter BloodCare Foundation
  • Former Board Chair and Treasurer, Carter BloodCare Jingle Bell Run
  • Former Board Member, Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Board Member, Greenhill School
  • Former Board Member and Secretary, Jewish Community Center Endowment Foundation
  • Former Board Member, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, and Former Co-Chair of Annual Golf Tournament, Jewish Community Center of Dallas
  • Former Board Member, Co-Chair of Pacesetters Division, Co-Chair of Business and Professions Division, Co-Chair of Young Businessmen Division, Co-Chair of Cardozo Society, Co-Chair of Super Sunday Event and Vice Chair of Lawyers Division, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Tom Wicker ed., Chambers & Partners)
    • Corporate/M&A (Texas) (2012-2018)
  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers® in America (Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith eds., Woodward/White Inc.)
    • Corporate Law (2006-2017)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2014, 2016, 2017)
  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
    • Mergers and Acquisitions (2003-2018)
  • Recognized, Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine
    • Corporate Law: Mergers & Acquisitions (2008-2009, 2012-2019)
  • Recognized, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™
  • Recipient, Certificate of Recognition, America’s Blood Centers (national organization of all independent blood centers)

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law (1978)
    • Board Member, Emory Law Journal
  • B.A., Northwestern University (1975)

Admissions

  • Texas (1978)

Insights

Immigration Issues in Acquisitions
21 March 2013

M&A Trends and Perspectives for the Financial Officer

14 July 2015

Common Contractual Provisions

15 December 2011