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D CEO Magazine Names Barnes & Thornburg Partner John Willding to "Most Powerful M&A Lawyers List"

November 22, 2016 Dallas

DALLAS – John Willding, a corporate partner in Barnes & Thornburg’s Dallas office, was named on D CEO Magazine’s The Dallas 500 for 2017 in the area of mergers and acquisitions law. Willding was one of only six M&A lawyers in Dallas-Fort Worth to receive this recognition. The others are Dallas lawyers Michael Boone, Jeff Chapman, Glen West, Gina Betts and Kenneth Stewart.

The M&A lawyers list is part of D CEO Magazine's Dallas 500, which is the region’s highly selective biographical database of what the magazine calls “the people who really run Dallas-Fort Worth business,” Recipients are selected based on extensive contacts in North Texas business circles, hundreds of interviews and months of research covering 60 different industries.

“I am very honored to be included among such fine M&A lawyers and other Dallas notables as Roger Staubach, Ray Hunt, Ross Perot, Jr., Boone Pickens and Ruth Altshuler,” Willding said.

Willding has experience with mergers and acquisitions and other significant transactions. His experience includes serving as lead corporate counsel in transformative platform acquisitions in the fields of healthcare, education, financial services, aerospace, oil and gas, and food. Additionally, Willding often serves as outside general counsel to middle-market companies and family offices.

With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from 13 offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Delaware, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.


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