Corporate managing partner Mark Solomon was named a 2020 Texas Trailblazer by The Texas Lawyer, a recognition honoring him for making a positive change, from policy to a technological impact, on his practice.

Mark was featured in the 2020 issue of The Texas Lawyer for his continued dedication to his clients and colleagues, even in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and discussed what he believes the future will be for Katten's Dallas office. Mark spearheaded Katten's move to new offices in Dallas and, since the pandemic, has maintained his full-time mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practice and navigated several M&A transactions.

"The lesson that I try to take from all this is that I want people to feel like they're partners in these endeavors, whether they're my clients or my colleagues," Mark explained.

During the pandemic, Mark has worked on complex valuation and financing issues, including an earnout provision for a transaction that required litigation and post-transaction renegotiation risks.

"The great thing about being an M&A lawyer is that it's usually a process clients are pleased with, whether it's a liquidity event or an acquisition," Mark said.

Mark said he thinks the local economy will continue to grow, and Katten's Dallas office will expand into new and diverse practice areas.

"Everybody is obviously looking to insolvency expertise today but we're very strong in healthcare, white collar litigation, M&A and finance, and all of those practices will have a meaningful role going forward," Mark said. 

Read the 2020 "Texas Trailblazers" issue of The Texas Lawyer here.