Jacob W. Stasny Member

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Jacob is an accomplished business and corporate attorney with extensive experience focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, securities, governance, and general corporate law, serving clients in a broad array of industries, including media, finance, healthcare, energy, technology, and manufacturing.

Jacob has represented a wide variety of clients, including private equity, family offices, investment groups, commercial and residential mortgage servicers, credit brokers, healthcare providers, commercial property managers, consultancy firms, technology distributors, apparel designers, insurance brokers, software developers, clean-energy tech manufacturers, and oilfield services companies. He has the broad legal knowledge to handle even the most complex client matters and takes a focused approach to every case. Specializing in representation of businesses, Jacob has navigated numerous debt and equity finance transactions, project finance transactions, commercial debt workouts, and matters involving the formation, operation, and liquidation of virtually every type of business entity, including regular filing of corporate documents in Texas, Delaware, New York, and in numerous other domestic and foreign jurisdictions

  • Panelist, Managing M&A Transactions: Practical Tips and Strategies in Closing a Deal, The Knowledge Group (2020)
  • Guest Speaker, Retirement Withdrawals and Required Minimum Distributions, Schilreff Wealth Management Seminar (Nov. 12, 2019).
  • Panelist, Earn-out Provisions in Private M&A: Navigating Potentials and Pitfalls, The Knowledge Group (2019)
  • Featured Speaker, Strategies and Practical Tips to Avoid and Minimize Corporate Successor Liability in Asset Purchases (2018).
  • Panelist, An Overview of an M&A Deal: Scope and Considerations, The Knowledge Group (2018).


  • Texas
  • New York


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Texas
  • Author, Strategic Voting Agreements of Minority Investors, Preferred Returns, ABA Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee Newsletter (Spring 2019).


  • Author, Leveraged Lending Oversight Relaxed Despite Congressional Concern, Preferred Returns, ABA Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee Newsletter (Fall 2018).


  • Co-Author, The Small Business Toolkit, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2010.

SMU Dedman School of Law

Texas Tech University (MBA, with Dean’s Honors) -Concentration: Finance

Texas Tech University (BBA, with Dean’s Honors)

  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Business/Corporate), 2015-2021, Thomson Reuters


  • ABA Model Short-Form M&A Documents Task Force, Drafting Group, Model Short-Form Asset Purchase Agreement


  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Leadership Class, 2009