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Preston Bernhisel

Preston Bernhisel

Baker Botts LLP

Dallas, TX, USA

Preston Bernhisel is a partner in the Dallas office of Baker Botts L.L.P.  His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets transactions and other corporate matters for master limited partnerships (MLPs) and corporations. He has substantial experience representing issuers and investment banking firms in equity and debt securities offerings, including initial public offerings (IPOs), follow-on offerings and Rule 144A transactions.

Mr. Bernhisel has extensive experience advising clients regarding Exchange Act reporting, stock exchange compliance and corporate governance.  He also represents private equity funds and their sponsors, including the establishment of funds focusing on the energy industry.

With respect to capital markets transactions, Mr. Bernhisel acts as counsel to underwriters, corporations and MLPs in all forms of securities offerings, including IPOs, bought deals, overnight offerings, secondary offerings, 144A private placements of high yield debt securities, registered offerings of debt securities, at-the-market continuous offering programs (ATMs), tender offers, consent solicitations, exchange offers and registered direct offerings.

Education AND Honors

J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2006

Order of the Coif

Editorial Board, Duke Law Journal

magna cum laude

B.S., management, with a finance emphasis, Brigham Young University, 2003

University Honors

cum laude

Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018



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