Raymond Walker is a founding partner of Walker Eisenbraun and currently serves as its managing partner.  With over two decades of legal and business experience, he advises companies and private equity firms on all aspects of their corporate, securities and transactional matters, with an emphasis on middle market transactions.  Raymond’s long-time clients, ranging from Fortune 100 companies, middle market operating companies, and private equity funds and portfolio companies, trust Raymond to handle a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, such as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, placements of debt and equity, formation and structuring of entities, corporate governance, joint ventures, and other complex transactions.  Raymond’s middle market focus was honed as a capital markets attorney with national law firms, as general counsel and senior vice president of a private equity fund, and as a board member and advisor for several energy portfolio companies.  Raymond has been recognized for his excellence in law, having been named a Super Lawyer for mergers and acquisitions and as a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers©, a Thomson Reuters business.

Raymond approaches transactions – and life – with a reasoned and deliberate intensity that manifests in his work ethic and service to clients and the community.  He graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the ABA Journal, The International Lawyer.  Raymond earned his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Santo Clinic, which provides medical services in Haiti, and on the Development Council of The Arms of Hope, which houses, educates and assists disadvantaged children and single mothers.  Raymond considers his family his greatest accomplishment, including his wife and two children, with whom he enjoys hunting, playing tennis, and attending Texas A&M football games whenever possible.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • 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
  • Represented exploration and production company in reorganization and $52,000,000 disposition of interests to private equity acquirer, and establishment of $100,000,000 reserves-based lending facility
  • Seller’s counsel in approximately $47,000,000 equity sale of energy brokerage technology firm to private equity acquirer
  • Represented NYSE-listed master limited partnership in joint venture arrangement with Fortune 500 midstream company involving contribution and repurposing of pipeline assets to joint venture for use in long-term project
  • Represented private equity-sponsored downstream energy company in approximately $62,000,000 processing facility construction and development project, and associated long-term lease and services arrangements, for New Jersey-based refining facility
  • Represented specialty surgical hospital in $26,000,000 asset sale to major hospital system
  • Represented NYSE-listed midstream energy company in purchase of multiple natural gas gathering systems and related facilities in the Gulf of Mexico from independent exploration and production company
  • Represented private equity-sponsored midstream energy company in negotiation and preparation of approximately $13,000,000 engineering, procurement and construction agreement with engineering and construction services company for processing facility construction project in Baytown, Texas
  • Borrower’s counsel in reorganization of $55,000,000 syndicated credit facility of publicly traded hospital
  • Represented chemical manufacturing company board of directors in approximately $7,000,000 capital reorganization by repurchase of major stockholder stock, commercial bank financing and new investment capitalization during stockholder dispute
  • Seller’s counsel in $13,000,000 acquisition by private equity group of software company by reverse triangular merger under Delaware law with a Boston-based national law firm representing purchaser and a New York-based national law firm representing major stockholders

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Santo Clinic, Board of Directors (providing medical services to Haiti)
  • Arms of Hope, Development Council (helping disadvantaged children and single mother families in need)
  • YoungLife Group Leader (Former)
  • Efficiency First, Founding Member & Member of Best Practices Committee (Former)
  • Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (Former)

PUBLICATIONS

The Effect of NAFTA on Environmental Regulations in the United States, Canada and Mexico, 1 NAFTA: LAW AND BUSINESS REVIEW OF THE AMERICAS, Volume VI, No. 1 (Winter 2000)

The U.S. Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999: New Financial Order, or Financial Chaos, 16 B.F.L.R. 47 (2000)

Rated by Super Lawyers

CONTACT

P: 713-904-1942
rwalker@walkereisenbraun.com
 BIO PDF

EXPERTISE

Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate & Securities
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Structured Financings & Recapitalizations
Lending & Commercial Finance
Joint Venture Transactions
Board & Special Committee Counsel
Executive Employment & Compensation
Broker/Dealer Compliance
Complex Commercial Transactions
Regulatory Compliance

EDUCATION

  •  J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, 2000
    Editor-in-Chief of ABA Journal: The International Lawyer
  • B.S., Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, 1997

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2019
  • Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2006

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

  • General Counsel & SVP Government Affairs, Standard Renewable Energy, LP
  • Corporate & Capital Markets Attorney, Winstead PC
  • Corporate & Capital Markets Attorney, Jenkens & Gilchrist PC

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas General Counsel Forum (Former)
  • Greater Houston Partnership, Energy Policy Subcommittee, Solar Collaborative (Former)

CONTACT ME

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject (required)

Your Message (required)