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James J. Spring, III



University of Texas School of Law, A.B., 1969; J.D., 1972

Georgetown University, 1965-1967

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

United States District Court, Southern District of Texas


Jim Spring is head of the Business Group at Chamberlain Hrdlicka, with administrative responsibility over the firm's attorneys practicing corporate/securities, mergers and acquisitions, finance, energy, and real estate law.  His experience in representing businesses of all sizes in varied industries permits him to analyze problems and create strategies to assist clients in timely and efficiently achieving their goals. 

Significant Transactions

  • Completed, $37,500,000 initial public offering of limited partnership interest for business development issuer
  • Represented issuer in $125,000,0000 secondary public offering of common stock for issuer. 
  • Represented offshore construction company in $107,000,000 initial public offering of common stock
  • Represented issuer in $150,000,000 Rule 144A debt offering
  • Represented private-healthcare provider in $75,000,000 of private placements of preferred stock
  • Represented technology start-up in $50,000,000 of preferred stock financing in corporate restructuring
  • Represented public oilfield services company in $80,000,000 of preferred stock placements
  • Represented UK public company in divestiture of $500,000,000 in US operations
  • Represented US public company in over $300,000,000 of acquisitions of domestic and international seismic contractors
  • Represented private drilling contractor in $80,000,000 sale to private investor
  • Represented diversified, public oil and gas entity in acquisitions of more than 300 retail convenience stores and gasoline dispensers
  • Represented newly-formed entity in financing and $50,000,000 acquisition of multi-state fuel distributor
  • Handled sale of $25,000,000 in US oil and gas properties by Canadian owner to major US energy company
  • Handled $90,000,000 in secured and subordinated debt financings for acquisition of steel and bridge erector
  • Represented issuer in public offering of $35,000,000 senior secured, variable rate notes
  • Represented private entity in financing of $65,000,000 pipeline and industrial facility in Baytown refinery complex
  • Represented issuers in ongoing SEC reporting and corporate governance issues
  • Represented Spanish public company in replacement of management team for US operations

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law and Corporate Counsel Sections
  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law
  • Houston Bar Association, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Counsel Sections
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Houston Bar Foundation