Prominent finance lawyers Jim Markus and Tim Johnston have joined the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone as partners in the Finance Practice Group.

Markus and Johnston have spent the bulk of their careers handling complex finance transactions in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, energy, and electronics. They represent lenders, including international and regional banks, private equity funds and corporate borrowers, and have particular experience handling syndicated and bilateral domestic and cross-border asset-based lending (ABL) transactions and leveraged financings in the commercial and industrial spaces.

Markus and Johnston join Haynes and Boone from Vinson & Elkins where they were finance partners.

“We are thrilled to welcome this incredible team. Jim and Tim will bolster our strength, depth and ability to handle all facets of ABL and other types of complex finance transactions,” said Neal Kaminsky, chair of Haynes and Boone’s Finance Practice Group. “Our Finance Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and has enjoyed significant growth over the past year in Charlotte, New York and other markets. Adding Jim and Tim is an important part of our strategic growth plans for our Finance Practice.”

Markus’s practice spans commercial lending, corporate finance, loan workouts, and restructurings, with a special emphasis on ABL, syndicated financings, leveraged acquisitions, and mezzanine finance.