D. Dewayne Nichols: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

D. Dewayne Nichols

Houston,  TX  U.S.A.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Global Energy & Infrastructure
  • Health & FDA Business
  • Financial Institutions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 713.374.3502
Fax: 713.754.7502
University Vanderbilt University, B.A., International Relations, magna cum laude, 1998
Law SchoolVanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2003
Admitted2003, Texas

Professional & Community Involvement

•Vice-Chair, Houston Red Cross - Club Red, Young Professionals' Alliance

•Member, Houston Bar Association

•Secretary, Health Law Section, 2013-2014

•Leadership Houston Class Member, 2011-2012

•Member, American Health Lawyers Association

•Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association

•Member, State Bar of Texas

•Member, US/Japan Society of Houston

•Member, Asia Society of Texas

•Teaching Volunteer, Junior Achievement

BornMobile, Alabama, May 13, 1976

D. Dewayne Nichols focuses his practice on the energy, corporate, finance and health care law fields. He has substantial experience relating to oil and gas mezzanine financing and related transactional agreements. Dewayne works closely with companies on general corporate matters, including structuring and negotiating business contracts, stockholder, partnership and limited liability company agreements, employment agreements and non-competition agreements. A portion of his practice also concentrates on the health care industry representing hospitals, surgery centers, dental practices, physician groups, health care management entities, and other health care related clients in their organization, acquisitions, dispositions and ongoing day-to-day corporate governance needs.

Areas of Concentration

•Energy and Natural Resources Advises clients on mezzanine and conventional production based financing

•Assists clients with oil field servicing agreements and other industry related transaction documentation

•Corporate and Securities Advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and divestitures, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, commercial finance and syndicated lending, and general corporate matters

•General Corporate Counsel

•Health Care Services a diverse healthcare business client base consisting of healthcare facilities and organizations, as well as clients that support the business of healthcare, on transactional and regulatory matters

•Services healthcare professionals with transactional and regulatory matters

Awards & Recognition

• Team Member,Corporate Board Membermagazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13 th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,Texas Super Lawyers,Rising Star, 2010

•Named,H Texas Magazine, Houston's Professionals on the Fast Track, 2006, 2008, 2009

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Mentioned, Greenberg Among Firms on Consol Deal: Business of Law,Bloomberg, October 29, 2013

Associated News & Events


04.18.06 Greenberg Traurig Adds Five Attorneys to Houston Office

Reported CasesRepresented money center bank as agent for bank syndicate in connection with increase and renewal of $1.8 billion syndicated global secured credit facility for NYSE-listed large independent exploration and production company and its various subsidiaries.; Represented midstream oil and gas company in oil refinery retrofitting financing and related crude oil joint marketing transaction.; Represented various lenders in connection with oil production based financings.; Represented oil and gas well logging company in the negotiation and formation of a Colombian joint venture entity and related agreements.; Represented France-based international engineering group relating to its acquisition of a U.S. based engineering and consulting company specializing in injection well services for industrial, underground storage, and geologic sequestration applications.; Represented Patients Medical Center, Ltd., a physician-owned full service acute care hospital, in its negotiations to sell a 51% ownership stake in the hospital's assets to St. Luke's Episcopal Health System.; Represented a physician ownership group in the sale of its surgery center to a purchasing hospital.; Represented various anesthesia practice groups in the negotiation of contractual arrangements and preparation for services agreements with various healthcare facilities.; Substantial outside general counsel experience with a medium-sized healthcare management company, enabling company to avoid liability, minimize risk, and ensure conformance with federal and state regulatory guidelines.; Represented the purchaser of an ambulatory surgery center in negotiations with the seller and a bank to structure the required financing for the transaction.; Represented locum tenens staffing agency in the sale of its business.; Advised multiple clients on structuring of transactions to ensure compliance with state and federal health regulations and the corporate practice of medicine doctrine.
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Office Information

D. Dewayne Nichols

1000 Louisiana, Suite 1700
HoustonTX 77002


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