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Overview

Chauncey is more than a sought-after attorney; he’s a trusted business advisor.

Chauncey’s experience with navigating U.S. capital market regulation and negotiating complex commercial transactions proves invaluable to the private equity firms and corporate businesses he counsels.

Chauncey regularly advises domestic and international clients on buy- and sell-side mergers, divestitures, asset acquisitions, going-private transactions, debt and equity offerings and corporate governance. Chauncey also assists investment advisors with a range of issues, from fund formation to ongoing regulatory compliance. Given Chauncey’s firsthand experience working in the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), he is a trusted advisor on SEC compliance and reporting.

Chauncey is in tune with the complicated needs and standards of the energy industry, counseling some of the largest utility and power companies on everything from mergers and acquisitions to compliance and corporate governance. He also assists clients in the healthcare and technology industries, where he has represented domestic and international clients in transactions exceeding $500 million. He is technical and attentive, and clients love his responsiveness and ability to instinctively understand their business.

Chauncey Lane joins the 43rd Leadership Dallas class.
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Education

  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law
      • Texas Tech Law Review
  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
    • Securities and Financial Regulation
  • M.B.A., Texas Tech University
  • B.S., Park University
    • Business Management and Marketing
    • magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Society for Corporate Governance
  • State Bar of Texas
Experience
  • Advised Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. on $2.3 billion cross-border merger with NYSE-listed public utility company.
  • Advised private equity portfolio company on $25 million carve-out asset sale transaction.
  • Represented strategic seller in private equity-sponsored $70 million share exchange and reverse merger transaction.
  • Represented Algonquin Power in multiple cross-border securities transactions, including $200 million senior unsecured debt offering and $150 million equity offering.
  • Advised fund sponsor on formation of a $75 million private equity fund and related Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance matters.
  • Advised private equity fund sponsor on domestic and international fund formation and co-investment transactions.
  • Advised wireless communications company on a $200 million cross-border offering of senior unsecured notes.
  • Advised real estate investment company on domestic and international fund formation and co-investment transactions.
Outside the Office

Chauncey weight-trains six days per week and manages a very detailed diet to complement his fitness goals.

When not in the gym, Chauncey can be found jogging around Dallas or doing projects around his house. During football season, he spends time supporting the Dallas Cowboys.

Community Leadership

Chauncey is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA).

He currently serves as managing editor for the Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and International Law sections of the ABA’s online publication Business Law Today.

Additionally, he serves on the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, a subcommittee of the firm’s Executive Committee, and on the Dallas hiring committee. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

  • Make-A-Wish Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2013-2015
  • State Bar of Texas Office of Minority Affairs Texas Minority Counsel Program, Steering Committee, 2016-present
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