Austin L. Poynter


Austin L. Poynter


Austin Poynter works with public and private companies, private equity and venture capital funds, family offices, founders, startups, executives, investors, and strategic buyers across a wide range of industries that include technology, manufacturing and distribution, financial services, energy and energy services, food and beverage, retail, and health care. His educational background and experience allow him to understand the big picture from both a legal and business perspective, and his pragmatic approach and ability to quickly assess an issue ensures clients achieve their goals in a prompt and efficient manner.

With experience that includes middle market mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital investments, private equity and debt offerings, and general business planning, Austin advises clients throughout their lifecycle on general corporate law matters as well as on transactions, including equity financings, strategic partnerships, reorganizations, and sales of businesses, both domestic and cross-border.

Austin’s practice also includes counseling private equity funds in complex corporate transactions, including platform and add-on acquisitions, equity investments, sales, general corporate matters relating to portfolio companies, and other significant transactions. He also has significant experience representing startups and venture capital funds in connection with venture capital financings and exit transactions.

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognition for Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2024)


  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Texas Upsilon Chapter
  • Member, Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Pi Chapter
21 December 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Serves as Legal Adviser to knownwell in $20M Series A Funding

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to knownwell, an in-person and virtual weight-inclusive primary care and metabolic health company, in its $20 million Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz Bio + Health with participation from existing investors, including Flare Capital Partners.
03 October 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Doceree in $35M Series B Funding

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Doceree, a leading global network of physician-only platforms for programmatic messaging, in its $35 million Series B round led by Creaegis, a digital and technology investment firm.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
12 January 2022 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Jay Packaging in Sale to Rohrer Corporation

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Jay Packaging Group, a premier specialty printing and thermoforming company based in Rhode Island, in its sale to Rohrer Corporation, a leading retail-packaging designer and manufacturer.
08 May 2019

Foley Represents 1st Global in its Sale to Blucora

On May 6, 2019, Blucora, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:BCOR) strategic acquisition of 1st Global, Inc. successfully closed.
29 November 2018 Press Releases

Foley Wins Two M&A Atlas Awards

Foley & Lardner was the recipient of two awards at Global M&A Network's Americas M&A Atlas Awards.