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  • Education
    • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2008
    • M.T.S., Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology, 2005
    • B.S., Texas A&M University, 2003, Political Science
Starting and growing a business is an exciting endeavor, but one that presents unique challenges. Rick Jordan strives to deliver prompt business-oriented advice that reflects an understanding of each client's business objectives. His practice focuses on representing high-growth businesses, primarily in the technology sector. Rick serves as a Co-Chair of Polsinelli's Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies practice.

His experience covers a broad spectrum of corporate and governance matters, including 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 regularly serves both public and private companies and acts as outside general counsel for several prominent clients. 

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) 
  • High-growth potential businesses and entrepreneurs 
Rick regularly presents on corporate and venture capital matters, and is the current chair of the Emerging Business/Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section for 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. 
  • Represented an engineering, architectural design and manufacturing firm specializing in tensile steel supported cable membrane structures in a sale to a world leader in the design, manufacture and construction of architectural cable structures.
Venture Capital
  • Represented a Honolulu-based health care provider and its pension plan in investments in limited partnership interests of private investment funds.
  • Represented a Hawaii health care development corporation in its investments in preferred stock and debt securities in two early stage companies, one with a pharmaceutical product and one with a medical-device product.
  • Represented a Texas-based public company involving its filings pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
  • Represented shareholders of a public company – including family members – in preparation and filing of their Schedules 13D and amendments to them and Forms 3, 4 and 5.
  • Assisted a foreign law firm owned in part by U.S. lawyers in a private offering of ownership interests in the U.S. under SEC Regulation D.
  • Assisted a Texas-based information and communications technology company in its adoption and subsequent termination of a shareholder rights plan ("poison pill").
  • Representation of an information and communications technology company in its public securities filings and disclosure, including Securities Exchange Act filings and compliance with requirements of Nasdaq.
Mergers and Acquisitions/Restructurings
  • Represented middle market private investment firm in sale of a portfolio company and its operating subsidiary, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of windows and doors.
  • Represented durable apparel company in its equity and debt recapitalization by a private equity firm and amendment of its credit facility.
  • Represented leading fresh-cut produce processor and distributor in an investment by a private equity firm.
  • Represented national women's apparel company in its equity and mezzanine debt recapitalization.
  • Represented Nasdaq-listed wheeled footwear company in its sale to a publicly traded strategic buyer.
  • Represented regional employee benefits solutions company in its acquisition by a national competitor.
  • Represented Finnish publicly traded company in its $20 million acquisition of the road weather and technology business of a Nasdaq-listed company.