Kenneth L. Stewart

Chair, United States

Kenneth L. Stewart

Dallas

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Houston

T:+1 713 651 5236

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With more than 30 years of legal practice, Ken's experience encompasses almost every aspect of corporate law.  A certified public accountant as well as a seasoned counselor, he offers his clients solid negotiation skills and a deep understanding of the law as it relates to corporate business transactions. Ken has handled mergers and acquisitions, partnership arrangements, securities transactions, business financings, and general corporate transactions and operations.

Ken has worked with clients in several significant transactions, including the representation of a NYSE-listed MLP pipeline company in a merger with another MLP pipeline company, the special committee of directors of a NASDAQ health care company in connection with a management buyout and a NYSE-listed specialty steel manufacturer in an acquisition by merger.

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  • Education

    1979 - JD, Vanderbilt University
    1976 - BSBA, Accounting, University of Arkansas

    While in law school, Ken was honored as a member of the Order of the Coif and was an editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.

    He was admitted to practice law in Texas in 1979.

  • Professional activities
    • American Bar Association - Business Law Section
    • State Bar of Texas - Corporate Counsel Section
    • Dallas Bar Association - Corporate Counsel Section, Chair (2000)
    • Center for American and International Law - Board and Executive Committee (2006 - 2012), Secretary (2010-2012)
  • Professional honors
    • Texas Super Lawyers  – mergers & acquistions, Thomson Reuters (2003 - 2011)
    • Texas Top Rated Lawyer – LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell (2012 - 2014)
    • The Best Lawyers in America - Best Lawyers (2006 - 2015)
  • Civic involvement
    • Dallas Regional Chamber, Board Member (2005 - 2011)
      • Executive Committee (2010 - 2011)
      • Finance Committee (2005, 2006)
      • Water Resource Committee (2007 - 2010), Chair (2010 - 2011) 
      • China Task Force (2006, 2007)
      • Trinity Task Force (2007)
    • Dallas Breakfast Group, Board Member (2010 - 2012)
    • Dallas Citizens Council
    • Trinity Commons Foundation
    • Junior Achievement Dallas, Inc., Chair of the Board (2002, 2003)
    • Dallas Business Hall of Fame, Chair (2001)
  • Licenses
    • Texas State Bar License
  • Interests

    Ken has three daughters and enjoys hunting and golfing.