International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that Partners Gina Betts and Jamie Whatley have been named Co-Office Heads of the Firm’s Dallas office.

Dorsey recently announced the opening, effective March 1, of its Dallas, Texas office, bringing on a team of Dallas-based lawyers who are pre-eminent practitioners in mezzanine finance, private equity and a broad range of other corporate finance, M&A and securities work. With more than 530 lawyers worldwide, Dorsey now has 14 offices strategically located across the United States, three in China, two in Canada and one in London.

Gina Betts has extensive experience in corporate law. Ms. Betts represents middle-market private equity funds, family offices, portfolio companies, as well as public and private corporations. She has experience in fund formations, going private transactions, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions, roll-up transactions, rights offerings, spin-offs, and leveraged and management buy-outs. She also represents companies in connection with the negotiation and structuring of joint ventures, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other general business arrangements. Ms. Betts has served as lead counsel on transactions in many industries, including manufacturing, packaging, medical devices, retail, beauty, manufactured housing and mobile homes, technology, food, consumer products and real estate.

Ms. Betts was named a Dallas 500 Business Leader for her merger & acquisition work, by D CEO Magazine in 2015 and 2016.

Jamie Grammer Whatley represents financial institutions, private equity funds, mezzanine funds, agent banks, institutional investors and startup companies in finance transactions and debt restructurings. Her experience includes both senior and subordinated debt transactions, leveraged buyouts, second lien financings, unitranche financings, cash flow and asset-based financings, equipment financings, project financings, structured financings, health care financing and real estate financings. She also has extensive experience in workouts and restructurings.

Ms. Whatley has handled corporate transaction matters across a wide range of industries, including energy, financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, technology, transportation, insurance, retail, health care, construction, restaurant and hospitality.

Dorsey’s Dallas office is located at: 300 Crescent Court, Suite 400, Dallas, TX 75201.