Kyle Longhofer

Partner

CONTACT
Phone: 713-735-8556
Fax: 713-785-2091
Cell: 713-416-1119
Email:klonghof@ssbplaw.com
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PRACTICE AREAS
Corporate and Securities
Tax and Tax Planning

Profile

Due to Kyle’s vast and varied experience with a number of industries and a wide variety of complex transactions, Kyle has been able to work on major transactions that are normally only seen at major firms. He has handled very complex transactions, first at a specialized boutique firm and then later at some major downtown firms and branch offices of national firms. Kyle joined SSBP in May of 1991 and has continued to work on complex and large corporate transactions that smaller firms do not typically represent.

Kyle has been representing many of his clients for over 25 years and has helped these clients adapt to changing financial conditions. He has represented clients in a number of different industries including oil and gas exploration and production, mid-stream pipeline operations, natural gas compression, mortgage and mortgage servicing, health care and physical therapy, financial industry/savings and loan associations, real estate and sports teams.

Kyle enjoys complex transactions and working to help his clients accomplish their goals. Even though he is primarily a transactional attorney, Kyle has argued and worked on corporate and securities litigation matters. He had a leading role in all aspects of Walden v. Affiliated Computer Services, Inc, 97 S.W.303 (Tex. App.-Houston [14th Dist.] 2003, writ refused).The Walden case was settled after appeals to the 14th Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court.

Kyle’s Practice Includes

Securities
Private placements
SEC filings
Public Offerings
Negotiation of engagement agreements with major bracket investment banking firms

Merger and Acquisitions
Sale of companies or divisions of companies
Auctions of companies or divisions
Recapitalizations
Transactions with private equity groups

Corporate
Formation of entities
Shareholder agreements
Partnership agreements
LLC company agreements
Resolution of disputes between owners/shareholders

Financing
Negotiating loan documents for both lenders and borrowers
Mezzanine finance and Subordinated lending
Inter-creditor agreements
UCC foreclosures

Private Equity
Formation of private equity funds
Representing management of portfolio companies sponsored by private equity groups
Recapitalizations of existing companies including sale of a partial interest by existing owners to private equity group

Litigation
Case Architect for two major contingent fee cases
Expert Witness

Education

Baylor University
BBA, Accounting, 1979, magna cum laude

Baylor Law School
J.D., 1982, summa cum laude
Notes and Comments Editor-Baylor Law Review

Representative Matters

  • Formation of limited liability company by several oil and gas entities to drill in the Eagle Ford formation including drafting company agreement and negotiation of financing documents
  • Restructuring and acquisition of a portfolio company held by two major private equity groups
  • Representation of a management group in the formation of several separate portfolio companies with a major private equity fund
  • Representation of a real estate partnership in a transaction with a private equity group and the negotiation of partnership agreements and put agreements
  • Representation of real estate companies in private placements
  • Sale of public and private companies including the auction and sale of four public companies in auction transactions with major investment banking firms
  • Representation of a management group in the rollup of several heavy equipment dealers and the recapitalization of a new entity by a private equity group
  • Recapitalization and acquisition of control of a public company in a pre-packaged bankruptcy transaction

Membership and Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, 1982
  • Founding Member BSA Troop 1190
           Shofar Award for Jewish Scouting
  • Congregation Emanu El-Trustee, 1999-2007
  • President of Men’s Service Auxiliary, 2004-2005

Recognitions and Awards

Rating in Martindale Hubbell “AV” (highest)

Personal

Kyle enjoys spending time with his three children (two of whom are also lawyers) and his youngest child, who he is still trying to convince to go to law school.