Larry L. Schoenbrun

Of Counsel

Overview

Larry Schoenbrun represents business owners and executives in corporate divorces and separations. He is a sought after advisor who understands the business, technical, legal and economic nuances, as well as the remedies, of these often complex and challenging matters. Larry is also an experienced mergers and acquisitions lawyer who works with clients on the painful aftermath of their M&A transactions when they don’t turn out as planned. From fraud and financial difficulties, environmental and employment issues, to domestic and international tax problems, Larry represents buyers and sellers around the United States and helps them maximize their investment value and minimize the lingering concerns.

For years Larry has worked with private equity companies, their portfolio companies and venture capital investors. He is frequently hired to represent special committees, especially in conflict situations between principal and minority shareholders, when there is alleged wrongdoing on corporate governance matters or in dealing with affiliate transactions.

Larry is considered an invaluable advisor to independent directors when they are considering placement on a public company board. He analyzes and advises on director indemnification, as well as director and officer coverage policies, and collaborates with Foley Gardere partners in analyzing insurance coverage in order to provide the most comprehensive protection and advice.

Larry’s greatest source of new clients is referrals from existing ones. He has the confidence of executives who have benefited from his reasonable, level-headed and pragmatic approach to problem-solving. Understanding that parties in business divorces are emotional and not always rational, Larry is the trusted arbiter in the room. He is adept at helping warring factions achieve calm resolution, and accepting an approach that is doable and practical.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Business Law Section
    • Member and Former Chairman, Securities Committee of the Council of the Business Law Section
    • Former Chairman, Council of the Business Law Section
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member and Former Chairman, Texas Business Law Foundation

Community Involvement

  • Former Chairman, Texas Hillel Endowment Foundation at The University of Texas at Austin
  • Director and Executive Committee Member, Dallas Holocaust Memorial Center
  • Director and Former President, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
  • Director and Former Chairman, Anti-Defamation League® North Texas/Oklahoma Region
  • Director and Former Chairman, Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
  • Former Director, Dallas Theater Center
  • Former Director, Temple Shalom Dallas
  • Former Director, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • Former President, Community Homes for Adults Inc.
  • Former Member, Dallas Citizens Council

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, Dallas Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America (Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith eds., Woodward/White Inc.) (2014)
  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers® in America (Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith eds., Woodward/White Inc.)
    • Corporate Law (1983-2018)
    • Corporate Compliance Law (2007-2018)
    • Corporate Governance Law (2007-2018)
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2007-2018)
    • Securities/Capital Markets Law (2007-2018)
    • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2009-2018)
  • Recognized, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Tom Wicker ed., Chambers & Partners)
    • Corporate/M&A (Texas) (2001-2013)
  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
    • Mergers and Acquisitions (2003-2017)
    • Top 100: Dallas / Forth Worth Super Lawyers (2017)
  • Recognized, Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine
    • Mergers & Acquisitions (2001-2012)
    • Corporate Law: General (2016)
  • Recognized, Who's Who Legal (Law Business Research Limited)
    • Corporate Governance (2014)
  • Recognized, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™

Education

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, (1965)
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, (1962)

Admissions

  • Texas (1965)

Capabilities