Chauncey M. Lane

Austin,  TX  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Corporate
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • Investment Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 512.479.1190
Fax: 512.479.1101
University Park University, B.S., Business Management/Marketing, magna cum laude, 2005; Texas Tech University, M.B.A., 2009
Law SchoolTexas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2009 Texas Tech Law Review, Editor and Executive Board; Georgetown University Law Center, Master of Law, Securities/Financial Regulation, 2012
Admitted2009, Texas; 2010, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association Business Law Section

•Austin Bar Association

•State Bar of Texas


Chauncey advises boards and senior executives of public and private companies and investment management firms on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and reorganizations, joint ventures, entity formation, and asset purchases. He also counsels clients on public and private debt and equity offerings, stock exchanges, structured finance, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) compliance and reporting, and complex derivative transactions.

A member of the firm's Energy & Natural Resources team, Chauncey has a wealth of experience with capital market regulation under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and other significant legislation enforced by the SEC, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and other financial regulators.

Before joining the firm, Chauncey was an associate at Brown McCarroll. He also worked for the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance. He serves on the firm's Diversity Council.

Civic Involvement
•Make-A-Wish Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2013-present

•Served as lead counsel for the sale of a financial services company involving more than 20 selling subsidiaries; advised the seller's board on all aspects of the sale.
•Counseled a large medical consortium on complex asset acquisitions and corporate governance matters.
•Represented private equity investors in connection with investments in emerging companies by negotiating investment terms and ensuring compliance with federal securities laws.
•Advised an electric and natural gas utility on compliance with the Investment Company Act of 1940, in connection with a commodity swap transaction backed by a credit facility.
•Assisted publicly traded corporations in preparing periodic reports to the SEC in compliance with Regulation S-K and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

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Business Insights
7.09.14 Texas Supreme Court Limits Rights of Minority Shareholders of Closely Held Corporations
6.17.14 SEC Readies New Guidelines for Proxy Advisers
5.14.13 RISE Week 2013: Curb Appeal for the Start-Up - Corporate and Tax Planning to Maximize Your Return on Your Investment
Speaking Engagement Austin, TX
5.14.13 RISE Week 2013: Crowdfunding Super Panel
Speaking Engagement Austin, TX
1.01.09 To Plead or Not to Plead: The Plaintiff's Growing Burden in Securities Class Action Litigation, Texas Tech Law Review, Volume 41

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4.15.13 Brown McCarroll Welcomes New Associates
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Texas Supreme Court Limits Rights of Minority Shareholders of Closely Held Corporations
Chauncey Lane, July 15, 2014
In a recent ruling by the Texas Supreme Court in Ritchie v. Rupe, a six-justice majority concluded there is no common law claim for “minority shareholder oppression” in Texas. The decision signifies a sharp departure from the last 50 years, as several Texas appellate courts have...

SEC Readies New Guidelines for Proxy Advisers
Chauncey Lane, June 26, 2014
The SEC is readying new guidelines for proxy advisory firms such as ISS and Glass Lewis amid complaints by corporations that such advisers have too much influence. The SEC previously held a roundtable about the sector, where stakeholders discussed a variety of concerns such as whether the firms...
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Chauncey M. Lane

111 Congress Avenue, Suite 1400
AustinTX 78701-4093


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