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  • Education
    • J.D., magna cum laude, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2009
    • B.B.A., summa cum laude, Harding University, 2003, Accounting

As a counsel in the Corporate and Transactional practice, clients rely on Natalie Fortenberry to work with Polsinelli’s team of attorneys to analyze complex corporate and transactional matters to provide comprehensive legal advice. Natalie represents private equity firms and private and public companies in a variety of transactional matters including acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs and investment transactions. Natalie’s experience, including her financial background, allows her to efficiently assist clients in meeting their legal and business goals.

Natalie is also a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to her legal career, Natalie worked as an independent auditor for a Big Four accounting firm and as an accountant for a private real estate investment company.

In addition, Natalie has received numerous recognitions for her pro bono work, including her service as 2014 Lend-A-Lawyer to the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. Prior to her law firm career, Natalie spent a year providing pro bono work to two international non-profit corporations.

Prior Firm Key Matters
  • American Capital (n/k/a Ares Capital) in its $115 million sale of eLynx, Ltd. to Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. (n/k/a Black Knight, Inc.).
  • Berkshire Partners in its investments in Torres Unidas and U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Inc.
  • Blockbuster, Inc. in connection with its chapter 11 reorganization proceedings and sale of all of its assets to Dish Network, Inc.
  • Ennis-Flint (a portfolio company of Brazos Private Equity Partners) in its sale to Olympus Partners.
  • Falconhead Capital in its acquisition of Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Company, LLC.
  • General Electric Company in its $2.6 billion sale of GE Industrial Solutions to ABB.
  • Gores Holdings, Inc., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of The Gores Group, in its acquisition of Hostess Brands, LLC, a transaction valued at approximately $2.3 billion.
  • Kainos Capital in its acquisition of Fempro.
  • LIN Media LLC in its $2.6 billion merger with Media General, Inc., and in its $178 million sales of certain television stations and television station assets to affiliates of Sinclair Communications,
  • LLC, The Hearst Corporation and Meredith Corporation.
  • Pace Holdings Corp., a SPAC sponsored by an affiliate of TPG, in its business combination with Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V., a transaction valued at approximately $1.75 billion.
  • PWP Growth Equity in its minority investment in Premier Food Concepts, LLC (d/b/a Luna Grill).
  • Tailwater Capital in its formation of a $425 million energy investment fund and, together with Landmark Partners, that fund’s acquisition of oil and gas investments spun out from HM Capital Partners LLC.
  • The Brock Group in its out-of-court debt restructuring, as well as various other corporate matters.
  • Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC (a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation) in its acquisition of CB&I Stone & Webster Inc. from Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
text icon Publications & Presentations
Freedom to Contract in Texas – Enforceability of an “As Is” Clause in a Commercial Lease: Gym-N-I Play-grounds, Inc. v. Snider
Co-author, 61 SMU Law Review 509
Spring 2008