Bradley Continues Growth In Houston By Adding Team Of Corporate Attorneys

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As part of its strategic growth plan for its Houston office, Bradley is pleased announce that Philip A. Dunlap and Cyrus Chin have joined as partners and Rodrigo Martinez as an associate to its nationally recognized Corporate and Securities Practice Group.

“Philip and Cyrus are exceptional corporate attorneys who understand their clients’ business goals and provide sophisticated, practical and tailored counsel to help them meet those goals,” said Bradley Houston Office Managing Partner Robert Ford. “Adding this team brings a strong dynamic to our corporate law and transactional capabilities and serves as a great springboard for additional growth in Houston and beyond. We are excited to have their team leading our transactional practice efforts in Houston.”

“We are thrilled to be joining Bradley’s team and to be a part of the firm’s tremendous growth in Texas and nationally,” said Mr. Dunlap. “It is an exciting time to be at Bradley, particularly given its significant growth in Texas over the last few years. We look forward to the expanded opportunities that being at Bradley will present for us and our clients.”

With the arrival of Mr. Chin, Mr. Dunlap and Mr. Martinez, Bradley’s Houston office has added more than 15 attorneys in the past 12 months. The firm opened its Houston office in 2016 with nine attorneys and has grown to nearly 40 attorneys who have experience in corporate, M&A, construction and energy law, bankruptcy, litigation, real estate, and financial services. The office recently added over 45,000 square feet on two floors in the JPMorgan Chase Tower in Downtown Houston as part of its long-term expansion plan.

Mr. Dunlap represents clients in mergers and acquisitions that span a wide variety of industries, providing counsel on general corporate matters to private companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies, as well as advising on strategic investments, structurings and divestitures. He frequently serves as outside general counsel to companies, assisting them with matters involving employee compensation, employment agreements, commercial contracts and finance transactions. Mr. Dunlap also has helped real estate funds, private equity funds and early-stage startups raise capital through private offerings and debt transactions. He earned his J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and received his B.B.A from Baylor University. 

Mr. Chin represents clients across many industries in all phases of the business lifecycle, from corporate structuring and formation to daily operations and negotiating the acquisition and sale of businesses. He regularly works with clients on strategic investments, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as on general corporate matters. Mr. Chin serves as outside general counsel to businesses on matters related to finance transactions, employee compensation, non-disclosure agreements, commercial contracts, and employment agreements. He also assists real estate funds, private equity funds and start-up companies in the capital raising process through private offerings and debt transactions. Mr. Chin earned his J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law and received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He also received his LL.M. in Taxation from the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Mr. Martinez’s practice is focused on representing companies, private equity funds, and international and national financial institutions in corporate and financial transactions, including M&A, private equity investments, joint ventures, debt financing and project financing. Mr. Martinez received his LL.M. from the University of Texas School of Law and his LL.B. from the Universidad de Monterrey.

Bradley’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group advises clients by understanding and assessing the market and the business enterprise, identifying risks and opportunities, and providing in-depth, actionable strategies throughout the life of a company. From startups to large, high-profile corporations, the firm’s corporate team can initiate and formalize corporate structures, work with equity and debt providers to finance a deal, and negotiate critical transactions while creating value through their experience and client-centered service.