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Austin Mercer

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Austin Mercer supports companies in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and other fundamental transactions. He also advises businesses on day-to-day matters, including corporate governance and commercial transactions.


J.D., cum laude, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 2015
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 2011, Certificate of Business Foundations from McCombs School of Business


Dallas Bar Association, Member

Member, Church of the Incarnation Community Outreach Program

State Bar Licenses



Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Counseled a private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of a majority interest in a late-stage venture capital portfolio company.
  • Assisted a software development company with its sale to a private equity group.
  • Represented a publicly-held mineral distribution company in its sale of assets to, and strategic joint venture with, a midstream energy company.
  • Assisted a national hospital system with the acquisition of a regional hospital system.

Private Securities Offerings

  • Counseled an independent sponsor in connection with its fund formation, securities offerings, and portfolio acquisition.
  • Assisted a real estate investment group with a private offering of preferred stock in a U.S. REIT in order to meet certain REIT eligibility requirements.
  • Represented a beverage manufacturer with its private offering of common stock.
  • Assisted a tech start-up offering convertible notes to various investors as part of its first round of funding.
  • Restricted Equity vs. Phantom Equity: Incentive Plans for LLCs, Strasburger’s Closely-Held Companies Blog (March 2017)
  • Blockchain and Banking: Anticipating Federal Regulation in the US, Strasburger’s Lender Alert (April 2016)
  • Co-author, Hot Topics Impacting the Oil & Gas Industry, 2015 ALFA International Oil, Gas & Energy Annual Meeting (November 2015)