Haynes and Boone has promoted 14 lawyers from the firm’s Dallas, Houston, New York, Orange County, Richardson and Washington, D.C. offices to partner.

This is the largest class of new partners in the firm’s history.

The new partners are Adrian Azer, Sharon Baldasare, David Clark, Brad Holdbrook, Gregory Huh, Chris Kang, Phil Kim, Jayun Koo, Rob LeBlanc, Deborah Low, Brent Shultz, Stephanie Sivinski, Simin Sun and Lauren White.

“We are very pleased to promote these deserving lawyers to our partnership ranks,” Managing Partner Tim Powers said. “They represent the future of our firm and embody Haynes and Boone’s strong culture and commitment to client service.”

Brief descriptions of the new partners follow:

  • Azer is a member of the Insurance Recovery Practice Group in the Washington, D.C., office. He exclusively represents corporate policyholders in a variety of complex insurance coverage matters. His practice focuses on insurance recovery for mass-tort claims, including sexual-abuse, asbestos, and environmental contamination.
  • Baldasare is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group in the New York office. She focuses her practice on commercial leasing/corporate facilities work and has particular experience negotiating a variety of lease transactions on behalf of corporate tenants for office and industrial locations in New York City and throughout the country
  • Clark is a trial attorney who helps clients solve complex business disputes, with a particular focus on licensing disputes and other complex business litigation, as well as areas such as patent litigation and trade secrets.
  • Holdbrook is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group in the Dallas office. His practice involves representing clients engaged in a variety of commercial real estate transactions.
  • Huh is a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Richardson office. He is an experienced trial lawyer that represents clients in patent matters involving complex technologies.
  • Kang is a member of the Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice Group in the Dallas office. Kang has served as a trusted adviser to numerous companies, financial institutions, private investment funds, investment fund managers, and tax-exempt entities with respect to complex matters involving ERISA, employee benefits, and executive compensation, and is a go-to person for financial institutions and investment funds for practical advice and solutions on ERISA and employee benefits related matters that will help further their business goals.
    Kim is a member of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group in the Dallas office. He represents various types of providers, ranging from healthcare systems, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician groups (including non-profit health organizations), home health providers, and other healthcare companies on the buy and sell side of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and operational matters.
  • Koo is a member of the Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group in the New York office. Her practice focuses primarily on securities law and general corporate matters, including representing issuers, underwriters and institutional investors in a variety of public and private securities offerings, SEC reporting and compliance, and corporate governance matters.
  • LeBlanc is a member of the Trademark Practice Group in the Dallas office. He assesses legal risks and crafts and implements legal strategies for global brand management, including by clearing clients’ marks for use and registration, prosecuting and registering those marks both domestically and abroad, evaluating client infringement risks, enforcing their trademark rights against third parties, defending clients against allegations of infringement, and structuring agreements which enable clients to capitalize on their intellectual property.
  • Low is a member of the Finance Practice Group in the New York office. Her background is in representing foreign and domestic institutional lenders in various forms of secured and unsecured finance transactions including commodities and energy finance, subscription finance, syndicated lending, corporate finance, project finance, acquisition finance and cross-border export financing loan agreements. Low’s practice also includes alternative financing structures (including refinery inventory monetization transactions and private financing) and experience with energy industry form agreements such as ISDA and NAESB.
  • Shultz is a member of the Finance Practice Group in the Houston office. He focuses his practice on the representation of financial institutions and borrowers in a wide range of complex loan transactions, with a particular focus on fund finance, private equity finance, leveraged finance, structured finance and other syndicated and bilateral lending transactions.
  • Sivinski is a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group in the Dallas office. She has obtained trial victories in technologically complex cases ranging from patent-infringement to breach-of-contract matters.
  • Sun is a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Securities and International Practice Groups in the Houston office. He is an innovative problem-solver with a reputation for providing high-quality legal services and finding creative solutions to resolving difficult problems. Simin’s practice is primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, technology-based transactions, corporate securities and general corporate matters. He assists clients in connection with complex mergers and acquisitions (both on the buyer and seller side), especially those that contain a technology or international component.
  • White is a member of the Investment Management and Tax Practice Groups in the Dallas office. She advises a range of businesses regarding business planning and tax issues from initial formation and operation to disposition. She has experience working with partnerships, limited liability companies, private and publicly held corporations, and individual investors.