Todd Chen

Of Counsel

  • University of Texas School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, May 2001
  • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts (Economics), May 1998
  • State Bar of Texas, 2011
  • Prison Entrepreneurship Program, Mentor – July 2017 – Present
  • Trustee, Houston Grand Opera, February 2017 – Present
  • Houston Angel Network, Member 2013 – Present
  • Houston Technology Center, Advisory Board 2013 – Present
  • Asian American Bar Association, Director 2011 – 2015

In Memoriam

Todd Chen has represented national and international clients as lead attorney in all areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance, securities, regulation, asset securitization and investment management in a variety of industries, including energy, energy services, waste services, real estate, healthcare, food and beverage and technology.

Todd’s transactional teams have ranged in size from 1-35 lawyers in complex matters, including management and oversight of legal specialists in the areas of litigation, environmental, labor and employment, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and real estate. Todd serves as outside general counsel to several established and start-up businesses.


• Contracts and Commercial Agreements
• General Counsel Services
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Energy Transactions
• Technology and Intellectual Property
• Commercial Real Estate and Development

  • Represented public investment company in various investments/acquisitions aggregating $200 million
  • Represented Waste Management, Inc. in $2 billion sale of waste-to-energy division
  • Represented Selling Shareholders in $200 million recapitalization of oilfield services company
  • Represented foreign company in sale of $50 million US-based oilfield services division
  • Represented Waste Management, Inc. in acquisition of Greenstar Recycling
  • Represented Selling Shareholders of $100 million oilfield services Company
  • Ongoing representation of hedge fund in SEC compliance and reporting
  • Represented Waste Management, Inc. in approximately $10 million of investment in emerging waste to energy companies
  • Represented hedge fund in combined $120 million acquisition, equity investment, and debt investment in reorganized oil and gas company
  • Represented Waste Management, Inc. in $20 million asset acquisition of recycling facilities in connection with seller bankruptcy reorganization, including representation related to bankruptcy bidding process and stalking horse designation
  • Represented Waste Management, Inc. in negotiation of asset and stock acquisitions of several waste collection and treatment facilities
  • Represented Asian and South American foreign national energy companies in the acquisition of oil and gas assets in Peru having an aggregate value of $900 million
  • Represented Asian foreign national energy company in the negotiation of international oil and gas joint venture with American and South American energy companies
  • Represents Asian and South American national energy companies in ongoing ownership and operation of international oil and gas joint venture
  • Represented private equity investment company in preparation and organization of private equity funds totaling $100 million
  • Represented issuers in various industries in the preparation of private placement memoranda and completion of private offerings of securities
  • Represented public oil and gas exploration and production company in 144A debt offering
  • Prepared registration statements for debt securities for Fortune 500 oil company
  • Represented public industrial services company in stock acquisition of a private company
  • Prepared periodic and current reports to SEC for pharmaceutical company, industrial services company, and Fortune 500 oil company
  • Represented public industrial services company in acquisition of company in Chapter 11
  • Represented Austrian industrial technology company in acquisition of U.S. and U.K. assets of European conglomerate
  • Represented selling shareholders in merger of telecommunications company into public company
  • Associate Editor of the Houston Law Review
  • Co-author of book, A Legal History of the Thirteenth Amendment