Rick Jordan

Partner, Corporate
Co-Chair, Venture Capital and Emerging Business
Dallas
2021 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75201
t 214.999.4839 f 214.999.3839
rjordan@gardere.com
Austin
3000 One American Center
600 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
t 512.542.7139 f 512.542.7100

Rick Jordan serves as a co-chair of Gardere’s Venture Capital and Emerging Business section. He specializes in representing high-growth businesses primarily in the technology sector. Rick’s experience profile covers a broad spectrum of corporate and governance matters, with a focus on venture capital financings (representing investors and issuers) and mergers and acquisitions transactions. He also handles other complex corporate matters, such as joint ventures, restructurings and licensing deals.

Rick is unique in that he regularly serves both public and private companies and acts as outside general counsel for several prominent clients. He delivers prompt, business-oriented advice that reflects an understanding of his clients’ business objectives.

Rick’s clients include:

  • Venture capital and private equity funds
  • Public and private companies (including portfolio companies)
  • Boards of directors and board committees
  • Top-level executives
  • Investors (angel and later stage)
  • Startup businesses and entrepreneurs

Rick is also a frequent speaker on corporate and venture capital matters, and is the current chair of the Emerging Business/Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section of the Texas State Bar. Rick also serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas Business Law Foundation, a non-profit that develops and monitors Texas legislative initiatives relative to business law.  He has been honored as one of the best lawyers in Dallas according to D Magazine (2012-2014) and as a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, in Texas Monthly (2013-2016).

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