Glenn D. West
Glenn West is a partner in the Dallas Office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mr. West, who is dual-qualified as a U.S. lawyer and an English Solicitor, has developed a diverse corporate practice both nationally and internationally. He regularly represents private equity firms in acquiring and making investments in public and private companies. Mr. West also represents public and private companies (including the portfolio companies of private equity firms) in acquisitions and financings; and he is regularly called upon to provide general corporate and crisis management advice to boards and their management. Mr. West has also developed an expertise in the acquisition and financing of sports teams and their facilities.
Mr. West was named to D CEO Magazine's inaugural list of 2015 “Dallas 500 Business Leaders” as one of only six attorneys selected for the Law — Mergers & Acquisitions category, and received the 2014 “Adviser Dealmaker of the Year” Award by Association of Corporate Growth and D CEO Magazine. Mr. West is consistently recognized by Best Lawyers in America, including being named 2017 Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Lawyer of the Year for Dallas/Fort Worth, 2013 Dallas Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year and 2010 Dallas Corporate Lawyer of the Year. He was ranked Band 1 in Corporate/M&A in Texas and also as a leading lawyer for private equity nationwide by Chambers USA 2010–2015. Mr. West was also named a leading lawyer for U.S. Private Equity: Buyouts and U.S. Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global 2012–2016. Additionally, he was named a 2013 BTI Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group for delivering superior client service to Fortune 1000 clients.
In 2009, 2012 and 2015, Mr. West received the Burton Award for Legal Writing Achievement. Mr. West is a frequent speaker and has authored numerous M&A related articles, some of which include:
- Consequential Damages Redux: An Updated Study of the Ubiquitous and Problematic “Excluded Losses” Provision in Private Company Acquisition Agreements (The Business Lawyer – Vol. 70 No. 4 Fall 2015)
- That Pesky Little Thing Called Fraud: An Examination of Buyers' Insistence Upon (and Sellers' Too Ready Acceptance of) Undefined “Fraud Carve-Outs” in Acquisition Agreements (August 2014, The Business Lawyer)
- Protecting the Integrity of the Entity-Specific Contract: The "No Recourse Against Others" Clause–Missing or Ineffective Boilerplate? (November 2011, The Business Lawyer)
- Contracting to Avoid Extra-Contractual Liability—Can Your Contractual Deal Ever Really Be the "Entire" Deal??(August 2009, The Business Lawyer)
- Reassessing the “Consequences” of Consequential Damage Waivers in Acquisition Agreements?(May 2008, The Business Lawyer)
- Debunking the Myth of the Sandbagging Buyer: When Sellers Ask Buyers to Agree to Anti-Sandbagging Clauses, Who Is Sandbagging Whom?? (January 2007, The M&A Lawyer)
He is also a regular contributor to Weil's Global Private Equity Watch Insights blog.
Mr. West is an Adjunct Professor of Law at SMU Law School and Texas Tech Law School, where he teaches a class on practice skills. He is also on the Board of the Vogel Alcove Foundation, a charitable foundation supporting the work of the Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless.