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DLA Piper Welcomes Chris Schaeper to Houston
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Chris Schaeper will join DLA Piper’s corporate practice in Houston, Texas.

Summary: Chris Schaeper will join DLA Piper’s corporate practice in Houston, Texas.

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Chris Schaeper has joined the firm in its Houston office as a partner in the corporate practice.

  
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Schaeper has vast experience in corporate law and securities, including tubular goods, mining and manufacturing, medical products, hospitality, steel production, oilfield service, and technology. He has advised clients involved in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and related investment transactions, public and private placements of equity and debt securities, and dispositions of private and public entities. Further, he has experience in public securities compliance and secured and unsecured financings at senior, subordinated, mezzanine, and angel levels.

The firm recently expanded its Perth, Australia office.

Jay Smith, the U.S. chair and the global co-chair of DLA Piper’s corporate practice, said, “Chris’ broad industry experience and skill set will strengthen and diversify our Corporate practice in Texas and nationally. With deep contacts in India and other international markets, Chris will also be able to leverage our expansive global platform in his work with domestic and multinational clients with business and commercial interests around the world.”

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Earlier this year, Tony Newton and Arty Howard were added as corporate partners to the Houston office. Close to 30 attorneys practice in the Houston location, in areas such as intellectual property and technology, franchise and distribution, arbitration, corporate transactions, and commercial litigation.

Lauren Murdza joined in April.



John Gilluly, the regional managing partner of the Texas offices, said, “We are very excited to have Chris join our growing corporate team in Houston. Chris’ extensive experience with complex domestic and cross-border M&A and financing transactions and corporate governance further enhances the quality of services we can provide our clients in the region and globally.”

Smith (L) and Gilluly (R)

Smith (L) and Gilluly (R)

DLA Piper recently merged with a Canadian firm, Davis LLC.

Schaeper previously practiced with Thompson & Knight, LLP. He earned his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and his B.A. Economics from the University of Texas, Arlington.

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