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OVERVIEW

Reid Johnson
Of Counsel

Dallas

2121 N. Pearl Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201

P 214-258-4144

F 214-258-4199

OVERVIEW

Reid Johnson
Of Counsel

Dallas

2121 N. Pearl Street
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75201

P 214-258-4144

F 214-258-4199

Reid Johnson takes a business-minded approach to the practice of law. Understanding that clients are best served by legal counsel who understand practical, bottom-line realities, he strives to obtain a deep understanding of each client’s business. His goal is to become a long-term, value-adding member of each client’s team.

Reid Johnson takes a business-minded approach to the practice of law. Understanding that clients are best served by legal counsel who understand practical, bottom-line realities, he strives to obtain a deep understanding of each client’s business. His goal is to become a long-term, value-adding member of each client’s team.

OVERVIEW

Reid Johnson takes a business-minded approach to the practice of law. Understanding that clients are best served by legal counsel who understand practical, bottom-line realities, he strives to obtain a deep understanding of each client’s business. His goal is to become a long-term, value-adding member of each client’s team.

Reid is a trusted advisor. From conception to exit, he efficiently leads and closes transactions in each stage of development, including formation and organization, equity and debt financings (including fund formations), mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, reorganizations, and recapitalizations. He has successfully navigated transactions ranging up to $1.2 billion in value.

While industry agnostic, Reid has significant experience in private equity, venture capital, real estate, oil and gas, healthcare, technology, advertising and marketing, finance, manufacturing and mining.

Before attending law school, Reid earned a music degree and worked as a professional classical musician. While seemingly different from his current transactional practice, what Reid learned in that time - attention to detail, persistence, creativity and organization - has translated well in helping him smoothly orchestrate and execute transactions.

Professional and Community Involvement

Member, Leadership Forward Mentoring Program Advisory Board

Honors

Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2020

The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021


Publications
  • "Letters of Intent – Often a Trap for the Unwary," Dallas Bar Association, October 24, 2018
Experience

Fund Formations; Private Placements; Other Financing Transactions

Real Estate

  • Serve as outside general counsel to California and Colorado based real estate private equity firm with more than $100 million AUM
  • Advised California based real estate private equity firm in $75 million real estate fund formation, including investment advisor and investment company analysis and applicable state and federal registrations
  • Advised a Florida based private equity with a registered investment advisor forming a $100 million fund to acquire and service distressed commercial mortgages and invest in commercial real estate through joint ventures
  • Advised a California based private equity forming a $100 million fund to acquire multi-family real estate assets in California and Washington
  • Advised a South Carolina based private equity forming a $50 million multi-asset opportunity zone fund, including organizing and registering an investment advisor
  • Advised a Florida based private equity forming a $40 million Regulation S master/feeder fund structure to acquire and service distressed commercial mortgages
  • Advised a Texas based private equity forming a $30 million fund to acquire and manage single-family rental properties*
  • Advised a California based private equity forming a $25 million fund to acquire and service distressed residential mortgages*
  • Advised a Texas based real estate developer in $30 million CMBS refinancing of multi-family property

Oil and Gas

  • Advised a Texas based private equity forming a $25 million fund to acquire and develop productive assets in Texas and Oklahoma
  • Advised a Texas based oil and gas operator forming a $7 million fund in 506(c) offering (permitting general solicitation) to acquire royalty interests in Alaska
  • Advised a Texas based oil and gas operator forming $5 million fund to acquire and develop productive oil and gas assets in West Texas, including 2 horizontal drilling projects
  • Advised a Texas based oil and gas operator in series of offerings of non-operating working interests ranging up to $4 million to finance exploration operations across Texas and Oklahoma

Technology

  • Advised a Texas based software and logistics integration company in a $50 million sale of preferred equity to international investors to develop new business line
  • Advised a California based construction management software company in reorganization and series of preferred stock equity financing transactions totaling $5 million
  • Advised a Texas based telecommunications technology company in a $5 million offering of SAFEs*
  • Advised a Texas based telecommunications technology company in a $750,000 bridge round offering of preferred equity*

Healthcare

  • Advised a Texas based medical device company in 4 separate offerings of convertible preferred stock totaling $120 million to finance general operations during FDA approval process*
  • Advised a Texas based ambulatory surgery center in an $8 million 506(b) offering to develop additional locations

Mining

  • Advised a large Texas based family office in series of secured debt and preferred equity transactions totaling $50 million to finance the development of an Argentinian gold mine operation, structured through a U.K. holding company
  • Advised a New York based mining company in a $5 million preferred equity financing transaction to finance the expansion of a rare earth mine
    Financial Institutions
  • Advised a Texas based private equity forming a $40 million fund of funds with a broad investment mandate*
  • Advised a California based private equity manager in a $15 million 506(b) offering for formation and organization of a financial institution*

Other

  •  Advised Texas based private equity firm in connection with the formation of multiple alternative asset funds
  • Advised New York based family office in connection with multiple, significant equity investments

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures; Joint Ventures; Reorganizations; Recapitalizations; and Other Select Representations

Real Estate

  • Serve as outside general counsel to Texas based real estate developer with over $500 million of multifamily projects stabilized, under construction or in the pipeline
  • Advised a FelCor Lodging Trust in a $1.2 billion merger with RLJ Lodging Trust
  • Advised a public REIT in a $350 million recapitalization of inter-company debt
  • Advised a United Commercial Retail Services, Inc. (Texas based real estate brokerage firm) in a $34 million acquisition by CBRE, Inc.
  • Advised a Texas based private equity fund in multiple joint ventures, averaging $20 million each, with various multi-family real estate developers across the U.S.
  • Advised a Texas based real estate developer in a series of joint ventures, averaging $15 million each, with private equity to develop Class A multi-family projects in Texas
  • Advised a FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies forming a condominium association in connection with the development of an 80,000 square foot pharmaceutical manufacturing facility

Healthcare

  • Advised an international, publicly traded healthcare company in a series of significant acquisitions of healthcare related companies across the U.S, including various management service organizations
  • Advised an international, publicly traded healthcare company in a significant joint venture with Fortune 50 company to create a new business division
  • Advised Trinity Mother Frances in a $1 billion merger with Christus Health*
  • Advised a dental service organization in a $281 million acquisition by private equity*
  • Advised a Texas based private equity in the formation of a management services organization*
  • Advised a dialysis company in a $9 million joint venture with hospital system*
  • Advised a hospital system in a $4 million joint venture with home health business*
  • Advised a medical device company in a $3 million acquisition by private equity*

Oil and Gas

  • Advised a Texas based private equity in a $30 million disposition of midstream and water disposal assets*
  • Advised a Texas based oil and gas company in a $6 million disposition of oil and gas wells
  • Advised a Texas based oil and gas operator in a $2 million disposition of oil and gas wells*

Manufacturing

  • Advised Olin Corporation negotiating and restricting various commercial contract relationships with Dow Chemical Company and other third parties*
  • Advised a Texas based metal manufacturing company in a $16 million joint venture with private equity
  • Advised a Texas based metal fabrication company in a $5 million asset disposition of a facility and related business operations

Financial Institutions

  • Advised a Texas based private equity in a $15.5 million acquisition of investment advisor*
  • Advised an insurance company in an $8 million acquisition by private equity*
  • Advised a hedge fund manager launching investment advisor publication. Prepared subscription documents and advised on compliance with Investment Advisors Act of 1940*

Advertising and Marketing

  • Advised a media marketing company in a transaction with a large media company, receiving certain media services in exchange for equity interest in the company with an aggregate
  • Advised the founder of an advertising agency and mobile technology company in a business divorce transaction, redeeming $6 million of equity from co-founder to take control of the company*

ESOPs

  • Advised an ESOP in series of releveraging transactions*

Technology

  • Advised a residential background check software company in a $30 million strategic asset acquisition*
  • Advised an Israel based technology company in licensing arrangement with a purchase option to a Delaware corporation with the concurrent sale of the Delaware corporation to a Canada corporation*
  • Advised a national recruiting SAAS in pre-venture capital financing reorganization and general counsel services

Other

  •  Advised California based real estate private equity firm in connection with multiple joint ventures in connection with multi-million dollar joint venture investments and related financing
  • Advised Canadian based private equity firm in connection with $20+ million investment in multi-national company

*This experience took place prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg

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