David Valenti is counsel to the firm, having served for almost 20 years as outside counsel with national law firms and in-house general counsel to numerous companies, from startups to Fortune 50 companies.  His practice ranges from representation of emerging companies from inception through initial public offering to representation of public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and securities offerings.  He has represented and advised clients in a wide variety of industries, including software, optical networking, ecommerce, semiconductor production, telecommunications, medical devices, biotechnology, manufacturing, defense, aviation, and real estate investment trusts.  David has also served as investors’ counsel for numerous venture capital funds and corporate investors, including Austin Ventures, Trellis Partners, Intel Corporation, Anderson Consulting and Vignette Corporation.


  • Advised healthcare technology company in $11,000,000 sale of its business and substantially all assets to private equity acquirer in exchange for a mix of cash and equity
  • Ongoing representation of administrative agent in structuring, negotiating and establishing multiple mezzanine lending facilities ranging from $1,000,000 to $10,000,000
  • Represented venture capital group in fund formation and financing, and approximately $26,000,000 financed acquisition of controlling interest in specialty construction materials manufacturing and services company


P: 713-904-1949
C: 512-636-4068


Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate & Securities
Private Equity Investments
Private Equity Funds
Complex Commercial Transactions
Boards of Directors & Special Committees
Regulatory Compliance
Master Limited Partnerships
Real Estate


  • J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 1995
    Citation Editor of ABA Journal: The International Lawyer
    President of Phi Delta Phi honor society
  • B.S., Mathematics with concentrations in Physics and Economics, University of Kansas, 1986


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