Gina Betts
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Gina Betts

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betts.gina@dorsey.com

Overview

GINA HELPS COMPANIES REACH THEIR STRATEGIC BUSINESS GOALS THROUGH PRIVATE EQUITY FINANCING AND OTHER CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS.

Gina Betts has extensive experience in corporate law. She 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.

Gina 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.

Gina maintains an AV® rating with Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards in 2018. She was named a Dallas 500 Business Leader for her merger & acquisition work, by D CEO Magazine in 2015 and 2016. 

Education & Admissions

American University Washington College of Law (J.D.), American University Law Review, Member

Southern Methodist University (B.A.)

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Experience

Representative Transactions

  • Represents multiple private equity funds in acquisitions and in making investments.
  • Represents two funds in legal review of investment opportunities.
  • Represents multiple SBIC funds in mezzanine debt transactions.
  • Represents multiple private equity funds in acquisitions and in making investments.
  • Represents two funds in legal review of investment opportunities.
  • Represents multiple SBIC funds in mezzanine debt transactions.
  • Represents distillery in acquisition of liquor brands.
  • Represents packaging company in acquisitions.
  • Represents an elastomeric coatings manufacturing company in negotiating international supply and distribution agreements.
  • Represents Brazilian company in acquisition of international data processing companies.

Industries & Practices

  • Cannabis
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Emerging Companies
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Investment Funds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • S.M. Wright Foundation, Chairman of the Advisory Board
  • Luke’s Fast Breaks, Director
  • Crystal Charity Ball, Selection of Beneficiaries Committee

Accolades

  • Dallas 500 Business Leader, D CEO Magazine (2015 and 2016)
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas – Corporate Finance Honoree, D Magazine (2015)
  • Women in Business Honoree, Dallas Business Journal (2014)
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
Gina Betts