Professor Glenn D. West
Adjunct Professor of Law
Glenn West is the managing partner of the Dallas office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges and a member of the firm's Management Committee. He maintains an office in both New York and Dallas.
West, who is dual-qualified as a U.S. lawyer and an English solicitor, has developed a diverse corporate practice both nationally and internationally. He regularly represents private equity firms in acquiring and making investments in public and private companies. West represents public and private companies (including the portfolio companies of private equity firms) in acquisitions and financings, and he is regularly called upon to provide general corporate and crisis management advice to boards and their management. He has also developed an expertise in the acquisition and financing of sports teams and their facilities.
Representative private equity and merger and acquisition transactions include the combination of Swett & Crawford and Cooper Gay; the refinancing and sale of equity interests in Isola USA Corp.; the sale of Canadian Phone Directories; the acquisition and subsequent sale of Alliant Insurance Services; the acquisition, financing and subsequent sale of Key Safety Systems; the acquisition of the Base Chemicals and Polymers Business of Huntsman Corporation, the acquisition of Brock Holdings; the investments in Aviv Healthcare Properties, Brightstar Corp and Crane & Co., the acquisition of Susser Holdings, the acquisition of the Brunswick Pulp and Paper Mill; the sale of Koch industries’ Mid-Continent NGL assets to Oneok, Inc. and the acquisition, financing and subsequent sale of Champagne Perrier-Jouët.
Representative sports related transactions include the acquisition, financing and subsequent sale of the Texas Rangers Major League Baseball Club; the acquisition, financing and subsequent sale of the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Club; the acquisition, financing and subsequent sale of the Dallas Stars Hockey Club; the acquisition and financing of the Liverpool Football Club & Athletic Grounds and the project financing for the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
West was named Best Lawyers’ 2013 Dallas Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year and 2010 Dallas Corporate Lawyer of the Year, was ranked #1 in Corporate/M&A in Texas and also as a leading lawyer for private equity nationwide for 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Chambers USA. West was also named a leading lawyer for US Private Equity: Buyouts by Chambers Global in 2012 and 2013. Additionally, he was named a 2013 BTI Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group for delivering superior client service to Fortune 1000 clients.
In 2009 and in 2012 West received the Burton Award for Legal Writing Achievement. West is a frequent speaker and has authored numerous Private Equity and M&A related articles, some of which include:
- Protecting the Integrity of the Entity-Specific Contract: The "No Recourse Against Others" Clause–Missing or Ineffective Boilerplate? (November 2011, The Business Lawyer)
- Contracting to Avoid Extra-Contractual Liability—Can Your Contractual Deal Ever Really Be the "Entire" Deal??(August 2009, The Business Lawyer)
- Reassessing the “Consequences” of Consequential Damage Waivers in Acquisition Agreements?(May 2008, The Business Lawyer)
- Debunking the Myth of the Sandbagging Buyer: When Sellers Ask Buyers to Agree to Anti-Sandbagging Clauses, Who Is Sandbagging Whom??(January 2007, The M&A Lawyer)
Mr. West is a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless in Dallas, Texas, and was co-chair for the 2004 Vogel Alcove Arts Performance Event.