The team at Bracewell is very user-friendly and business-oriented.

Chambers USA, 2024

Preeminent Financial Institutions Practice

Bracewell has one of the preeminent financial institutions practices in the United States. We consistently play a leading role in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and other strategic matters in the financial services industry. Over the past 10 years, we have acted on more initial public offerings for Texas bank holding companies than any other law firm. We also rank at the top of league tables for the number and value of transactions in the Southwest.

Our work has not gone unnoticed. In 2020, Bracewell was recognized for its role in Prosperity Bancshares $2.1 acquisition of LegacyTexas Financial Group. The transaction, which is the second largest bank merger in Texas history, was named M&A Transaction of the Year at the Houston Outstanding Corporate Counsel Awards

Our capital markets team represents financial institutions in various debt and equity offerings, largely within the energy industry. In 2023, S&P Global ranked Bracewell:

#20 – by number of M&A deals
#13 – by M&A deal value
#14 – underwriter’s counsel by offering amount
#10 – underwriter’s counsel by number of deals
#20 – issuer’s counsel by offering amount
#15 – issuer’s counsel by number of deals