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Rachael V. Martinez

Senior Counsel

Rachael V. Martinez

Senior Counsel

Rachael Martinez is a senior counsel and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Rachael is based in the Dallas, Texas office and is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice Group. She also serves on the firm’s Associates Committee.

Rachael’s practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings, general corporate matters, complex business transactions, and the drafting and negotiation of bespoke agreements. Her general corporate experience is extensive and includes work related to entity formation, corporate governance, equity based compensation, non-disclosures, non-competes and non-solicitations, joint ventures, and more. Rachael represents private equity sponsors, family offices, strategic buyers, public and private companies, startups, executives, and investors and prides herself on providing timely, thorough and thoughtful advice.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Hanger, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc. in the equity purchase of Excel Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc.
  • Represented an independent distributor of life and health insurance products in the development of its M&A forms, processes and playbook which are used in the client’s acquisition of nearly 60 insurance agencies.
  • Represented Rosewood Private Investments in the sale of its portfolio company, Novaria Group, to Kholberg, Kravis & Roberts (KKR). This deal won the 2021 Deal of the Year Award from D CEO and the Association for Corporate Growth-DFW.
  • Represented Rosewood Private Investments in the sale of its portfolio company, INW Manufacturing, to Cornell Capital.
  • Represented a Canadian public company in its acquisition of a cannabis dispensary.
  • Represented a Canadian public company in its acquisition of an e-procurement and government contracting software company.
  • Represented a leader in renewable energy in a series of transactions, including a capital raise, repurchase, SAFE conversion, and merger.
  • Represented a startup in the negotiation of its mission-critical contractual joint venture.
  • Represented founders of a marketing company and helped them to operate within the confines of a non-compete and initiate a cross investment with one of their new partners.
  • Represented a closely-held company in its sale via merger which required structuring around a dissenting shareholder.
  • Represented numerous startups through various stages of Series Financing.

Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Community Involvement

  • Member & Event Coordinator, Evolve Community Crew
  • Volunteer, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Member, Texas Wall Street Women
09 November 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Morrow Renewables in $1.2B Sale of Seven Renewable Natural Gas Facilities

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Morrow Renewables, LLC in the sale of seven entities that own landfill gas-to-renewable natural gas facilities to a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc.
19 October 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Jelly Belly Candy Company in its Sale to Ferrara Candy Company

Foley & Lardner LLP advised Jelly Belly Candy Company in its agreement to be sold to Ferrara Candy Company.
26 June 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents SixSibs Capital in Growth Equity Investment in Green Light Distribution

Foley & Lardner LLP recently advised SixSibs Capital in a minority growth equity investment in Green Light Distribution, a leading distributor of wine and craft spirits brands based in Dallas, Texas.
13 August 2021 Press Releases

Foley Advises mdf commerce on Acquisition of Periscope

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to mdf commerce, a leader in SaaS commerce technology solutions, in its definitive agreement to acquire Periscope Intermediate Corp. , a leading eProcurement solution provider, in a transaction worth approximately $207.25 million.
22 July 2021 Press Releases

Foley Advises Stryve Foods in Combination with Andina Acquisition Corp.

Foley & Lardner LLP announced today it served as legal advisor for its Plano-based client Stryve Foods, LLC (“Stryve”), an emerging healthy snack company disrupting traditional snacking categories, in the business combination with Andina Acquisition Corp. III (“Andina”), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
06 May 2021 Press Releases

Foley Client Wins D CEO’s 2021 Mergers & Acquisitions Award

Foley client Rosewood Private Investments has won a 2021 Deal of the Year award from D CEO and the Association for Corporate Growth-DFW for the sale of its portfolio company Novaria Group to global investment firm KKR.