Mr. Stone assists clients with all types of business transactions, including business acquisitions and dispositions, complex debt and equity financings, securities issuance transactions and compliance issues, matters involving contracts with customers and vendors, employment contracts, executive compensation (such as stock option plans), shareholder disputes, restructure and work-out transactions, and a broad variety of other types of legal arrangements and agreements. Mr. Stone has acted as lead counsel in matters from the routine to the highly complex. He is particularly adept at assisting clients with unique deals or arrangements, from the initial stage of determining how a transaction or a negotiated arrangement should be structured, to implementing the structure with complex, custom-drafted documents, protecting the interests of clients while ensuring fairness to all parties. Mr. Stone enjoys getting involved with his clients’ business issues and assisting clients in achieving their goals. He is comfortable working with first-time sellers of businesses and with seasoned business executives. Mr. Stone has found that it is in learning his clients’ business that he is able to become most effective.
Mr. Stone earned a BBA from Baylor University in 1981 and a JD from Baylor Law School in 1982.