Stephen Grant joined Haynes and Boone as a partner in the capital markets and securities practice group in the firm’s Houston office.

Grant will focus his practice on corporate finance and securities law, including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and general corporate representation. He has experience advising companies, investment banks and underwriters in connection with public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including SEC-registered capital markets transactions, private placements and Rule 144A/Reg S issuances. Grant will counsel public company clients and their boards on corporate governance matters, Exchange Act reporting and SEC compliance. In addition, he will represent companies in strategic investments and merger and acquisition transactions, both public and private.

Gran joined Haynes and Boone from Thompson & Knight, where he was a corporate partner.

“Stephen has a unique breadth of experience and has represented clients in capital markets and M&A transactions in the energy, technology, financial advisory and mining industries,” Jennifer Wisinski, a partner at Haynes and Boone, said “He is a well-regarded lawyer who not only possesses considerable technical skill but also understands market conditions and advises his clients from a legal and commercial perspective.”

“We are very excited to have Stephen join our growing Houston corporate practice. He will be a valuable resource to our clients,” Ricardo Garcia-Moreno, managing partner of the Houston office for Haynes and Boone, said.

Much of Grant’s focus has been in the energy sector, as he has worked across the value chain with upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas companies, as well as oilfield services companies. He also is positioned to support Haynes and Boone’s practice in the renewables/green energy space.

“Haynes and Boone is a great fit for me culturally and offers an incredible platform to represent middle-market companies at a time when many are looking to grow as they evaluate existing asset base, market opportunities and strategic direction,” Grant said. “At Haynes and Boone, I can deliver top-level client service to help companies achieve their goals in a practical, cost-effective manner.”