Robert Hale

Robert Hale



Rob helps clients with corporate and securities matters, including representing public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and general corporate matters.
Rob has been recognized as a Best Lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2017, 2019-2020 (Woodward White, Inc.) and as a Texas Top Rated Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, 2013-2014 (Internet Brands LLC).

Education & Admissions

Baylor University (J.D., 1992), cum laude

University of Texas (B.B.A., 1985)


  • Texas


Representative Experience

  • Private equity concern in a $131 million acquisition of a manufacturing business
  • NYSE-listed oil and gas company in its $320 million acquisition of a publicly-traded Canadian oil and gas company
  • NYSE-listed financial services company in a $440 million investment in an entertainment company
  • Private equity concern in its sale of a grain-based ingredients manufacturer
  • Private equity concern in its acquisition of a specialty manufacturer and retailer of outdoor apparel and related goods
  • Master limited partnership in its sale of a refined products pipeline
  • Major stockholder in proxy contest with NYSE-listed hospitality company
  • Private equity concern in its acquisition of a manufacturer of precision machine parts
  • Telecommunications provider in its restructuring of $110 million of publicly traded debt and equity
  • Private equity concern in its controlling investment in a well servicing firm
  • NYSE-listed technology company in its $90 million acquisition of its joint-venture partner's equity interest in an India­ based technology company
  • Management team in its leveraged buyout of a large privately-held construction company
  • NYSE-listed food and beverage company in numerous equity financing, acquisition, and divestiture transactions
  • Other publicly-held and privately-held interests in mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, public and private financings, partnerships and various governance matters

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Inc., Board of Directors


  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2008-2017, 2019-2023
  • Texas Top Rated Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013-2014
Robert Hale