Shareholder | Practice Co-Chair
Areas of Focus
Corporate and Transactional
Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
Resort and Hospitality
, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
, Texas A&M University
, Political Science
, Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology
Rick Jordan is a trusted adviser who delivers prompt business-oriented advice to his diversified client base. Rick’s clients include technology, healthcare, real estate, energy, construction, hospitality and consumer packaged goods companies, as well as investment funds that deploy capital into these sectors. Rick serves as Co-Chair of Polsinelli’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies practice.
Rick’s 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
Investors (angel and later stage)
High-growth potential businesses and entrepreneurs
Rick is a regular presenter nationally on corporate and venture capital matters. He is the current chair of the Emerging Business/Venture Capital Committee of the Business Law Section for the Texas State Bar, and is a member of the Business Law Section’s leadership council. Rick also is the immediate past Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas Business Law Foundation, a non-profit that develops and monitors Texas legislative initiatives relative to business law.
Named "Texas Rising Star" by
for Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013-2017
Named "2019 Rising Star" by
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers Under 40 by
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Dallas by
Corporate Securities/Capital Markets, 2012-2014
Corporate Law: Private Equity, 2017
Corporate Law: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2018
State Bar of Texas
Business Law Section
Emerging Business/Venture Capital Committee Chair, 2015-present
Member, Leadership Council, 2018-present
Treasurer and Secretary, 2014-2015
Contracts Committee Co-Chair, 2014-2015
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Texas Venture Capital Association
Texas Business Law Foundation
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.
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.
Polsinelli Adds Corporate Attorney Jason Putnam Gordon to San Francisco Office, Continuing California Expansion
March 20, 2019
Ten Polsinelli Attorneys Named to D Magazine’s 2018 Best Lawyers in Dallas List
May 1, 2018
Polsinelli Adds Group of Preeminent Food, Beverage and Consumer Goods Attorneys
February 5, 2018
Adam Hull and Rick Jordan Join Polsinelli, Named Co-Chairs of Firm’s Venture Capital and Emerging Growth Companies Practice
August 25, 2017
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