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Over 50 years of experience with current staff.
Mr. Sonfield provides specialized services in the areas of securities regulation, federal income taxation, financial services consulting and regulatory consulting as well consultation on emerging issues concerning innovative and complex financing, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets access.
The emphasis of Mr. Sonfield's practice is providing legal services to a carefully defined segment of the financial services industry and companies seeking access to capital markets. Mr. Sonfield limits his practice to serving issuers of securities and the investment bankers who sell the securities to individual and institutional investors. Thus in his function as corporate counsel, the firm provides the legal services necessary for the public and private offering of debt and equity securities as well as the regulatory compliance required before, during and after the offering. In its role as counsel to brokerage and investment banking clients, the firm participates in the negotiation and documentation of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, the regulatory compliance required for those transactions and the internal regulatory compliance required of brokerages and investment banks.
Mr. Sonfield represents a wide range of clients in the capital formation process. Ventures financed by the firm’s client issuers or investment bankers include such diverse and innovative investment enterprises as rehabilitation of historic structures, oil and gas refining and exploration, government subsidized multi-family housing, cattle breeding, thoroughbred breeding, research and development, natural gas processing, mining of precious metals, conventionally financed multi-family housing, a broad diversity of financial instruments, cable television systems, equipment leasing, rare coin investment, motion picture production and distribution, office building construction and operation, shopping center construction and operation, office warehouse construction and operation, mini-warehouse construction and operation, cattle embryo transfer, co-generation, and a diverse selection of agricultural and agri-business investments. See a list of representative engagements here.
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Jennifer began working at Sonfield & Sonfield in the Spring of 2012 where she has since sharpened her business focus in securities transactions, strategic planning, and corporate development. Her responsibilities include filing necessary forms related to Sonfield & Sonfield’s transactions with local, state, and SEC reporting firms including, but not limited to, the Secretary of State, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA). In addition to assisting Mr. Sonfield with client transactions, Jennifer also helps manage the day-to-day operations of the company and the company's social media.
Texas Tech University, Business Administration
Bruce G. Lokey Outstanding Senior Award, nominated by faculty
Admitted to practice, Fifth Circuit Court of the US, 1898.
Texas State Council of Defense, 1917.
Presiding Judge of the newly created Section A of the Commission of Appeals which functioned as the Supreme Court of Texas, 1918-1921.
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Admitted to practice, State Bar of Texas, 1915; US Commissioner for the Eastern District of Texas, 1916; US Supreme Court, 1945.
First Lieutenant, 143rd Infantry, 36th division; Staff Judge Advocate, Lt. Colonel, the Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia.
Elected City Attorney, City of West University Place, 1928.
George Washington University Law School graduate, 1924, when he joined Sonfield & Sonfield.
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Admitted to practice, 1942; Of Counsel to Sonfield & Sonfield, 1981 until his death in 1988.
Elected to Congress, 1949, served through 1954; member Foreign Affairs Committee, Under-Secretary and acting Secretary of Commerce, first Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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