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Carol Glendenning

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Carol Glendenning counsels and advises clients, primarily private and public companies and their boards of directors and owners on a wide spectrum of corporate and securities law matters.

These matters include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, business contracts, securities offerings, venture capital transactions, corporate governance issues, federal and state securities law reporting requirements, officers’ and directors’ fiduciary duties, and corporate compliance and internal investigations. In connection with business combinations and joint ventures, she advises clients on antitrust matters relating to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.

Her experience extends to a variety of industries, including energy and energy services, construction materials, manufacturing, healthcare, transportation/logistics, technology, and financial services.

Carol advises clients that act in fiduciary roles including pension funds, non-profit organizations, and financial institutions in their capacities as agents and trustees.

Carol is the former Chair (2005-2013) of Strasburger’s Policy Committee, the firm’s governing body.


J.D., Stanford Law School, Stanford, California, 1979
B.A., summa cum laude, St Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1976


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law by Best Lawyers (2006-2024) and Mergers and Acquisitions by Best Lawyers (2018-2024)

Named among Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine (2016-2021)

Named Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters (2003-2017)

Honored with the Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award by the Anti-Defamation League (2016)

Recipient of the Founder’s Award from the Women’s Board of The Dallas Opera (2014)

Named to The BTI Client Service All-Star Team for Law Firms (2007, 2011)

Honored with the Flame of Honor Award by the Southwest Jewish Congress (2011)

Honored with the Women in Business Award by the Dallas Business Journal (2010)

Named All-Star MVP by BTI (2008)

Named among the Top Women Attorneys in Texas (2019)


American Bar Association, Business Law Section

State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section, former Co-Chair, Corporation Law Committee (2004-05)

Dallas Bar Association, Securities Law Section, Mergers and Acquisitions Section, Corporate Counsel Section, former Chair (2002)

KERA (North Texas Public Broadcasting), Director (2019-present)

United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas, Director (2012-present)

Dallas Friday Group, Director (2010-2018)

St. Paul Medical Foundation, Director (2010-2016)

Turtle Creek Association, Director (2013-2019)

Dallas Regional Chamber, Director (2009-2015)

The Dallas Opera, Director (1988-1997; 2008-2014)

WiNGS, Formerly the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, Director (2006-2012)

Chiapas International, Advisory Board (2011-2015), Director (2006-2010)

State Bar Licenses



Mergers & Acquisitions/Private Equity Transactions

  • Counseled the U.S. operations of a German holding company in making more than 30 middle-market acquisitions of building material companies and in restructuring its U.S. corporate holdings.
  • Advised the private ultimate parent of a midstream energy focused master limited partnership in more than 15 acquisition or disposition transactions, including venture capital transactions and the sale of a 50% economic interest in the general partner of the MLP to a private equity fund.
  • Represented a NYSE-listed offshore marine services company in a $550 million acquisition and related financing transactions.

Securities Law Matters

  • Represented a NYSE listed energy services company in a $150 million tender offer for its outstanding public debt, a $160 million private placement of debt and its subsequent exchange for public debt.
  • Advised a NASDAQ energy services company in going public through a reverse merger with a special purpose acquisition company and multiple registration statements, including exchange transactions.
  • Advises on compliance issues including SOX and Dodd-Frank regulatory matters.
  • Acts as outside securities counsel for a number of companies to satisfy public company SEC and securities exchange reporting requirements.

Matters Involving Fiduciaries

  • Counseled numerous financial institutions as trustee for public and private debt financings and securitizations, including secured financings.
  • Advised nonprofit organizations in negotiating investment advisor contracts.
  • Represented a trustee of a pension plan of a Fortune 500 company in buying out of bankruptcy oil and gas interests, setting up a company to operate the assets and ultimately selling the business.