Overview

Sean T. Wheeler is a corporate partner who represents public and private companies, including private equity firms, in their most complex transactions. Sean’s experience spans the entire range of M&A activity, including strategic mergers, joint ventures, take-privates and cross-border transactions. He also has an active securities law practice, having led more than 40 IPOs and numerous debt and follow-on equity offerings.

He has counseled clients across numerous industries, including the energy, infrastructure, space, healthcare, technology, real estate and travel industries.

Sean has been recognized in multiple industry publications including Chambers Global, Chambers USA, IFLR1000, Law 360, The Legal 500 United States, Texas Lawyer, Texas Monthly and Law and Politics, The Best Lawyers in America and The Am Law Daily.

Sean is a frequent speaker on M&A and securities law topics.

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Thought Leadership

Seminars

Panelist, SPACs in the Space Industry, Harvard Business School Aerospace Club, April 2021

Panelist, So You Want to go Public?, World Oilman’s Mineral & Royalty Conference, April 2021 

Panel Moderator, Oil & Gas Consolidation, MergerMarket Energy M&A Forum, Virtual Seminar, December 2020 

Presenter, Dealmaking in a Distressed Energy Market, 2020 UT Mergers & Acquisitions Institute, October 2020

Presenter, Take Private Transactions in the Oil and Gas Industry, Webinar, 2020

Presenter, M&A Strategies for Energy Companies in a Time of Market Distress, Webinar, 2020

Presenter, Recent Developments in Oil & Gas M&A, UT Law CLE’s 46th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute and Fundamentals, March 2020

Presenter, Take Private Transactions, Webinar, 2020

Presenter, Structuring Solutions in Challenging Times, Webinar, 2020

Speaker, Oklahoma City General Counsel Luncheon, February 2020

Panel Moderator, How M&A, Activism, and Restructurings are Shaping the Energy Sector and Its ESG Posture, ESG and Energy: The Sequel Conference, Houston, January 2020

Panelist, UT 15th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute, Dallas, October 2019

Presenter, Liability Management, Webinar, 2019

Speaker and Co-Presenter, 6th Annual Mergers & Acquisitions in Energy Conference, Houston, May 2019

Presenter, Energy M&A Market Update, Webinar, 2018

Publications

Co-Author, "A SPAC Curveball," Kirkland Alert, April 15, 2021

Recognition

Chambers Global, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States, 2020–2021

Chambers Global, Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border), 2021

Texas Lawyer, Texas Trailblazer, 2019

Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Awards, Most-Effective Deal-Maker, 2019

Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, 2013–2020

IFLR1000, Highly Regarded in Texas, Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, Private Equity, M&A, 2018–2019

Law360, MVP of Energy, 2013

The Legal 500 United States, Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas, 2012–2013, 2016, 2019–2020

The Legal 500 United States, Shareholder Activism: Advice to Boards, 2020

The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Governance, Corporate Law, M&A Law, Securities and Capital Markets Law, 2008–2015

Best Lawyers, Lawyers of the Year for Securities and Capital Markets Law, 2015

The Am Law Daily, Dealmaker of the Year, 2015

Texas Monthly and Law and Politics, Texas Super Lawyer, 2010–2018

The Am Law Daily, Dealmaker of the Week, June 2011 and May 2012

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas
  • Not admitted to practice in New York

Education

  • Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.cum laude1995
  • The University of Alabama at BirminghamB.S.summa cum laude1992