Paul Conneely

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 214 855 7478
United States
T:+1 214 855 7478
Paul Conneely

Paul Conneely



Paul is the Head of the Corporate, M&A and Securities Team in Dallas.  He has significant experience in representing public and private companies, including private equity investors and their portfolio companies, in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, securities offerings, corporate governance matters and other transactional matters.  Paul advises clients across a broad range of industries, including consumer products and services, energy, healthcare, technology and financial services.

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JD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2007
BA, Duke University, 2004

In law school, Paul was named an Honors Scholar, received the Samuel M. Breckinridge Book Award and was a member of the Global Studies Law Review.

Paul was admitted to practice law in Texas in 2007.

  • Texas State Bar


  • SRS Distribution in its acquisition of over fifty different distributors of roofing, irrigation and pool supply businesses across the United States
  • BGSF in its acquisition of over fourteen different workforce solutions businesses across the United States and the recent sale of its Light Industrial business to JobandTalent
  • Peerless Oil & Chemicals in its sale to Sunoco
  • United Surgical Partners International in its acquisition of the equity interests of Compass Surgical
  • LongWater Opportunities in its acquisitions of X Caliber Container and Jetta Corporation
  • Tenet Healthcare in the divestitures of urgent care center businesses and outpatient imaging centers
  • Stronghold Resource Partners in a variety of transactional matters, including the formation and negotiation of joint ventures, investments, acquisitions, dispositions and general corporate matters
  • TOTAL in its equity investment in Tellurian
  • Core Industrial Partners in its acquisition of Fleco Industries
  • ABC Fitness Solutions in its acquisition of Fitness BI, LLC and intellectual property assets of Kourts, Inc.
  • Sonida Senior Living in a variety of transactional matters, including compliance with federal securities laws and NYSE listing requirements, corporate governance matters and other general corporate matters
  • Eclipse Resources in several M&A and securities transactions, including its Flat Castle acquisition, merger with Blue Ridge Mountain Resources, IPO, and various debt and equity offerings
  • National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation in its divestiture of Innovative to ATN International
  • TRT Holdings in its investments in Gaylord Enterntainment Company and Northern Oil & Gas and proposed sale of Gold's Gym
  • First Western Financial in its IPO
  • Magnum Hunter Resources in its acquisitions of NuLoch Resources and Viking International Resources
  • Underwriters counsel in public offering of stock of Southside Bancshares
  • F&M Bancorporation in its sale to Prosperity Bank
  • Brink's Home Security in its sale to Tyco
  • Dean Foods in its senior notes offering
  • Equity Bancshares in its IPO
  • CIC Partners in its sale of InnerChange
  • Tesoro Logistics in several public offerings


  • Best Lawyers - Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Best Lawyers, 2023 - 2024
  • Finalist, 2021 Dealmaker of the Year (D Magazine)
  • Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2012 - 2022

Change of Ownership Requirements for Paycheck Protection Program Borrowers, October 2020

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers 
  • Junior Achievement
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas