Sheppard Mullin Fortifies Finance and Bankruptcy Practice in Dallas

Joel Bannister Brings Complex Financial Transactions Experience to Texas Team

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that Joel Bannister has joined the firm’s Finance and Bankruptcy practice group as a partner in the firm’s Dallas office. Bannister joins from McGuireWoods and he is the seventh attorney to join the Dallas office this year.

We are strategically focused on expanding our capabilities in Dallas to better serve clients’ needs and Joel joins us at an exciting time as we continue to grow this office,” said Jon Newby, vice chairman of Sheppard Mullin. “His deep transactional experience and skill set will add immediate value to our team in Dallas and firmwide.”

Brent Horstman, leader of the firm’s Finance and Bankruptcy practice, added, “Joel’s experience advising a diversified mix of financial and non-financial clients in a wide range of financings is both complementary and supplementary to our existing practice. In the current landscape, borrowers and lenders require highly skilled teams who can handle the most complex aspects of their transactions, and Joel is a key addition to our practice.”

Bannister represents financial institutions and credit funds, as well as sponsors and borrowers in sponsor finance transactions, asset-based, cash flow-based and mezzanine lending, and complex intercreditor arrangements. He also advises clients regarding restructurings, workouts, distressed debt transactions, foreclosures, and other creditors’ remedies.

With the addition of Bannister, Sheppard Mullin has 30 attorneys based in its Dallas office, which opened in April 2018. The firm’s Finance and Bankruptcy practice group includes 65 attorneys firmwide.

About Sheppard Mullin’s Finance and Bankruptcy Practice

The firm’s Finance and Bankruptcy practice has been a key element of the firm’s practice since its founding more than 80 years ago. Sheppard Mullin has the resources to respond to the time sensitivity of financial crises and the depth to provide whatever size team is required. As part of a large, broad based commercial law firm, we are able to draw on all of the resources necessary to solve the multidisciplinary problems presented by business insolvencies, including telecommunications, real estate, entertainment, intellectual property, tax, labor, securities, and mergers and acquisitions.

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin is a full-service Global 100 firm with more than 900 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since 1927, industry-leading companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high-stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. In the U.S., the firm’s clients include almost half of the Fortune 100. For more information, please visit


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