J. Wesley Dorman, Jr.

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1300 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77056
T: 713.986.7000
F: 713.730.5937

Wes Dorman focuses his practice on corporate transactions. He has experience handling matters including entity formation, operation, reorganization and dissolution for domestic and foreign corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships/joint ventures and limited partnerships. Wes has negotiated domestic and international mergers and acquisitions for both buyers and sellers, and has worked with the consolidation of businesses.

Throughout his practice, Wes has negotiated merger/asset/stock purchase agreements, stock lock-up agreements, employment and non-competition agreements, leases, notes and security agreements and other related documentation. He has also handled private placements of securities and filings for exempt transactions (including the drafting of private placement memoranda and state blue-sky filing requirements), public securities work (33 and 34 Act), as well as investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Wes received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, his M.B.A from The University of Texas Graduate School of Business, is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his B.B.A in Accounting from Texas Tech University.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted Patriot Erectors, Inc. with sale of business to Hillstar Capital, LLC and Ranch Creek Partners, LLC  (2018)
  • Assisted State Parking Services, Inc. and iPark Services LLC with the sale of equity to Premier Parking of Tennessee, LLC (2018)
  • Assisted NCS Multistage, LLC and Pioneer NCS Energy Holdco, LLC in the equity purchase in Repeat Precision, LLC, the owner of R.J. Machine Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V., an operating Mexican maquiladora (2017)
  • ‚Äč‚ÄčAssisted Tellurian Investments Inc. in a merger with Magellan Petroleum Corporation (2017)
  • Assisted Drake Container in the sale of its Houston operations to Buckeye Corrugated (2016)
  • Assisted GVEC in joint venture with Calpine Corporation agreement to acquire a 50 percent ownership interest in a 418 megawatt natural gas fired peaking power plant (2015)
  • Assisted Atlas Holdings in the sale of its Forest Resources US and Canadian Assets to New-Indy Containerboard, LLC and PaperWorks Industries, Inc. (2015)
  • Assisted owner of Roll It Good Holdings in sale of membership interests to K&F Restaurant Holdings, Ltd. (2014)
  • Assisted in sale of Alexander/Ryan to Drew Marine (2013)
  • Assisted Clear Lake Chemicals in the sale of its specialty chemical manufacturing plant to Athlon Solutions (2013)
  • Assisted shareholders of Engineered Pump Services in sale to Bayou City Pump (2012)
  • Assisted Landry’s Inc. in the purchase of the Isle of Capri Casino & Hotel in Biloxi, MS. (March 2012)
  • Assisted Atlas Holdings with the sale of Michigan Seamless Tube to Optima Specialty Steel (2011)
  • Assisted Landry’s Inc. in the purchase of the Trump Marina Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. (2011)
  • Assisted in sale of PSS Holding, Pipeline Supply & Service, Porta-Lathe and Coating Supply & Service to PSS Holding Pipeline Supply & Service Holdings, LLC Pipeline Supply & Service, LLC (2010)
  • Assisted Clear Lake Chemicals in the acquisition of a specialty chemical manufacturing plant from BASF (2010)
  • Assisted Atlas Holdings in the acquisition of assets of North Pacific Group (2010)
  • Assisted Atlas Holdings in the acquisition of Detroit Thermal, LLC, including the City of Detroit’s underground district energy steam system, a Detroit-based energy-from-waste facility that produces steam and electricity from municipal waste, and Hamtramck Energy Services, which operates the private industrial steam plants at several General Motors facilities in Michigan (2010)
  • Assisted Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety of Louisiana in acquisition of Louisiana operations from Marine Service & Supply (2009)
  • Assisted Sprint Waste Services acquisition of Arrow Waste (2008) 
  • Assisted Frontier Oil Corporation in the acquisition of Ethanol Management Company (2007)
  • Assisted Sprint Waste Services acquisition of assets from PRI Services (2006)
  • Assisted Forest Resources in acquisition of Creative Color Display Assets from Shenango (2006)
  • Represented Metal Services in acquisition of assets from Thor Mill Services (2006)
  • Represented Ivex Packaging in the acquisition of the equipment and business of Weyerhaeuser Corporation’s Valley View facility (2006)
  • Assisted Landry’s Inc. in its purchase of Golden Nugget casinos in Las Vegas and Laughlin from Poster Financial Group (2005)
  • Assisted Atlas Industrial Services LLC with the investment by Olympus Partners in Atlas Industrial Services LLC and its operating subsidiary Phoenix Services LLC (2005)
  • Assisted Atlas Holdings in the acquisition of Ivex Packaging from Alcoa Inc (2005)
  • Assisted Maverick Tube in acquisition from Mortonbay S.A. and Piament Holdings S.A. (2005)
  • Assisted Triangle Waste Solutions in purchase of assets from American Waste Services (2005)
  • Represented Teleflex Incorporated in sale of assets to Davis Wire Corporation (2004)
  • Assisted Wood Resources with the acquisition of Weyerhaeuser Company’s Chester, S.C. plywood and lumber complex and its Moncure, N.C. hardwood plywood mill (2004)
  • Assisted Mid-Coast Cable Television in the sale of its business to McDonald Investment Company (2004)
  • Assisted Gulf Bayport Chemicals in its purchase of assets from Lonza Inc. (2004)
  • Assisted Austin Foam Plastics in the redemption of its remaining shares (2003)
  • Assisted Warburg Pincus in an equity investment in Antero Resources Corporation (2003)
  • Represented Texon Company in acquisition of Texon Distributing from CMS Texon and CMS Marketing (2003)
  • Assisted Michigan Seamless Tube LLC  with the purchase of the Michigan Specialty Tube Division of Vision Metals, Inc. (2002)
  • Assisted the shareholders of sale of Southwest Wire Rope in the sale to Capro Inc. (2002)
  • Assisted Hitachi Data Systems in purchase of assets from Blue Fin Technologies (2001)
  • Assisted M.E. Zukerman in acquisition of Penreco Partnership Interests from Pennzoil-Quaker State Company (2001)
  • Assisted Duke Energy International in acquisition of Guatemala power companies from Constellation Energy (2001)
  • Assisted Pioneer Companies in sale of KWT assets to Kemiron Atlantic (2000)
  • Assisted with redemption of stock in EDI Architecture and membership interests in Park House (2000)
  • Assisted Fabrication Technologies in consolidation and acquisition of Steel Fabricators, Lyndon Steel Group, Presco Steel Group, Steel, Inc., Wylie Steel Fabricators, C&I Steel, Inc., Superior Steel, Inc., Fabco Medal Products, Inc. and Myers & Co. Architectural Metals (2000)
  • Assisted Veridian Corp. in the acquisition of Trident Data Systems, MRJ Technology Solutions and ERIM International (1999)
  • Assisted the shareholders of L-D Systems in the sale of stock to American Event Productions (1998)


  • Named a Texas Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters company) as published in Texas Monthly and Law & Politics magazines (2004 and 2006)



  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1994
  • M.B.A., The University of Texas School of Business, Sord Scholar, 1994
  • B.B.A., Accounting, Texas Tech University, cum laude, 1989

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 1994

Court Admission

  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas