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Ed Rhyne focuses his practice on private equity and other privately held firms, including family offices and family-owned businesses. Ed represents sponsors and institutional and family office investors in the formation of private equity funds and complex investment and co-investment vehicles, and buyers and sellers in private equity sponsored and other private mergers and acquisitions and related financing and venture transactions.


  • New York University, 1986, LL.M., Taxation
  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, 1985, J.D.
  • University of Alabama, 1982, B.S., Accounting

  • Texas

Awards & Recognition

  • Legal 500 U.S., Recommended lawyer, M&A/corporate and commercial - M&A - middle-market ($500m-999m) (2016)
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2009-2024; named "Lawyer of the Year" for Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2023
  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer (2004-2005, 2010-2011, 2015-2018)

In-House Experience

  • Former General Counsel and Member of Management Board of IFCO Systems N.V.(f/k/a PalEx, Inc.)
  • Former General Counsel of Quanta Services, Inc.