Justin R. Cajero


Justin R. Cajero


Justin Cajero is a member of the firm’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice Groups. Justin is passionate about working with clients to solve business problems and obtain optimal outcomes.

Justin’s practice is concentrated on the representation of investors, startup companies, and mature businesses, and he focuses his efforts on energy-related matters, private equity backed acquisitions and divestitures, and strategic M&A within the firm’s Energy Sector.

Prior to his law career, Justin served in the U.S. Armed Forces as an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot. He has experience leading troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. During his time in the military, he served as a company commander and ground force liaison officer. He also was an operational manager for Amazon, where he led a team of 200 associates and was responsible for addressing the team’s overall safety, training, and personal needs.

Representative Experience

  • Represented an oil and gas company in connection with the divestiture of mineral and royalty interests totaling over US $15m.
  • Represented a renewable fuels company in connection with renegotiating their terminalling services agreement.
  • Represented Clavis Capital Partners in its acquisition of UCC Environmental, a Chicago based company specializing in the design and production of wastewater treatment, air pollution and process handlings systems for the power generation and mining industries.
  • Represented private equity client’s new platform company, executing high velocity strategy to acquire 20+ automotive repair shop locations over 18-month period.
  • Represented private equity firm and its two platform companies on multiple acquisitions totaling over US$100m during a 12-month period.
  • Represented University Startups in its selection into the Techstars’ Accelerator Program.
  • Represented Freestone, a portfolio company of Tailwater Capital, in its venture investment in Wastelinq, Inc., an environmental services company that uses technology to digitize and optimize the environmental services value chain.

Awards and Recognition

  • Bronze Star Medal (2014)
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2016)
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (2016)
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2014)


  • Board of Directors, Head Start of Greater Dallas
  • Member, Dallas Petroleum Club
30 November 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Advises VIVE Collision in Growth Recapitalization

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to VIVE Collision, a leading multi-site collision repair operator, as funds managed by middle market private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group L.P. completed the company’s growth recapitalization.
18 May 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Goosehead Insurance in Acquisition of Vivint Smart Home Insurance Book

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Goosehead Insurance, Inc. in its execution of an agreement to purchase Vivint Smart Home’s insurance book of more than 15,000 policies for $5.5 million.
14 September 2022 Press Releases

Foley Represents University Startups in Selection for Techstars’ Accelerator Program

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to E-Learning provider University Startups in the selection process for global investment firm Techstars’ “Advancing Cities” accelerator program.
27 May 2022 Press Releases

Foley Represents Clavis Capital Partners in Strategic Investment in UCC Environmental

DALLAS ¬– Foley & Lardner LLP represented Clavis Capital Partners (“Clavis”), a Dallas-based private equity firm with a focus on investments in manufacturing, industrial and business services verticals, in its strategic investment transaction in environmental systems pioneer UCC Environmental.
24 May 2022 In the News

Foley’s representation of Skylark included in Global Legal Chronicle and Texas Lawbook

Both Texas Lawbook and Global Legal Chronicle highlighted Foley’s representation of Skylark Private Equity Partners.
16 May 2022 Press Releases

Foley Represents Skylark in Acquisition of CAP Fleet Upfitters

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Skylark Private Equity Partners in the formation of USA Automotive Partners, LLC together with management, and USAAP’s acquisition of Caldwell Automotive Partners.