Paul Scott Conneely

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

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

Paul Scott Conneely

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Biography

Paul is a partner in the corporate, M&A and securities practice group.  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 energy, financial services, healthcare and consumer products and services.


Professional experience

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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

Energy

  • An energy-focused investment management company in connection with a variety of transactional matters, including joint ventures, investments, acquisitions, dispositions and general corporate matters
  • A NYSE-listed exploration and production company in its acquisition of oil and gas assets for stock consideration valued at approximately $100 million
  • A NYSE-listed exploration and production company in connection with several securities offerings, including:
    • its initial public offering of common stock valued at approximately $818 million and listing on the NYSE
    • its private placement of common stock valued at $440 million
    • its public offering of common stock valued at approximately $130 million
    • its offer and sale of $550 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes
    • its offer to exchange $550 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes for senior secured second lien notes
  • A NYSE-listed exploration and production company in connection with several acquisitions, including:
    • its acquisition of a publicly-traded Canadian oil and gas company for stock consideration valued at approximately $333 million
    • its acquisition of a privately-held oil and gas company for a combination of equity and cash consideration valued at approximately $107 million
  • A NYSE-listed master limited partnership in connection with several securities offerings, including:
    • its public offering of common units valued at approximately $1.3 billion
    • its public offering of common units valued at approximately $320 million
  • A multinational integrated oil and gas company in connection with its investment in a LNG exporter valued at approximately $207 million
  • The Board of Directors of a NYSE-listed oil refinery in responding to an unsolicited tender offer, including the adoption of a shareholder rights plan

Financial Institutions

  • A privately-held bank holding company in connection with its sale to a publicly-traded strategic buyer for a combination of stock and cash consideration valued at approximately $255 million
  • A bank holding company in its initial public offering of Class A common stock valued at approximately $50 million and listing on NASDAQ
  • A bank holding company in its initial public offering of common stock valued at approximately $43 million and listing on NASDAQ
  • The underwriters in a public offering of common stock of a NASDAQ-listed bank holding company valued at approximately $80 million
  • A NYSE-listed financial services company in connection with a $600 million recapitalization

Consumer Products and Services

  • A NYSE-listed consumer services company in connection with its sale to an international strategic buyer for a combination of stock and cash consideration valued at approximately $2 billion
  • A NYSE-listed food and beverage company in its offer and sale of $700 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes
  • A seller in its divestiture of a telecommunications business in the Virgin Islands to a publicly-traded strategic buyer for a combination of cash consideration and debt financing valued at approximately $145 million
  • A major stockholder in connection with several matters involving a NYSE-listed hospitality company, including a proxy contest and its eventual exit from the investment through a $185 million stock repurchase and an underwritten offering valued at approximately $225 million
  • A portfolio company of a private equity firm in connection with its acquisition of multiple roofing and building materials distributors across the United States
  • A NYSE-listed staffing services company in connection with its acquisition of other staffing services companies across the United States

Healthcare

  • A NYSE-listed operator of senior living communities in a variety of transactional matters, including compliance with federal securities laws and NYSE listing requirements, corporate governance matters and other general corporate matters
  • A private equity firm in connection with its recapitalization of a portfolio company in the behavioral healthcare industry
  • Texas Rising Star, securities & corporate finance, Thomson Reuters, 2012 - 2019
  • Co Author, "Corporate Governance At-A-Glance ", The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski - Corporate Governance, October 1, 2010
  • Co Author, "Corporate Governance At-A-Glance", The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski - Corporate Governance, February 19, 2010
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers 
  • Junior Achievement
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas