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 CORPORATE COUNSELING AND SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF PRIVATE EQUITY FINANCINGS AND OTHER CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS.

Gina has extensive experience in corporate law. She represents venture, debt and equity funds; middle-market private equity funds; family offices; portfolio companies; and 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. Clients count on her for ongoing advice on corporate governance matters that affect everything from daily operations to entity-transforming transactions.

Gina 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 has over 20 years experience representing REITs in their formations, acquisitions, IPOs, and public and private financing transactions. She maintains an AV® Preeminent 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 modular housing manufacturer in expansion into Qualified Opportunity Zones.
  • 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

Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • 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

  • Luke’s Fast Breaks, Director
  • Crystal Charity Ball
  • Ex Officio Board member, Nexus Recovery Center

Accolades

Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours (2020)
  • Recognized as a Woman Leader in the Law (2021)
  • 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