Steve Mann

Partner

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Dallas

P: +1.214.953.6485
F: +1.214.661.4485
Steve Mann

Steve Mann's practice focuses on the representation of both public and private companies in complex commercial and cross-border matters, with a particular focus on those relating to:

Information Technology: software, licensing, distribution, integration and development transactions, whether on-premises, cloud-based, or virtualized

Outsourcing: managed services relating to critical business functions such as IT, human resources, accounting, product manufacturing, and logistics

Data Commercialization and Analytics: “big data” analytics platforms and the acquisition and sale of related datasets

Emerging Technology: pharmaceutical research, joint development arrangements, including the treatment of inbound and resulting intellectual property

Data Privacy and Security: compliance with, and conducting transactions subject to, privacy laws and regimes such GDPR, CCPA, PCI-DSS, and NYDFS regulations

Complex Manufacturing: manufacturing and acquisition of assets such drilling rigs, commercial aircraft, custom components and related equipment

Corporate Transactions: acquisitions, divestitures, investments, and similar matters relating to the above

Prior to entering law practice, Steve worked for a leading technology company as a software systems architect and program manager overseeing the integration of acquired companies.

Related Experience

Representative Technology & Commercial Transactions

  • Multiple acquisitions of Airbus commercial aircraft, including options and purchase rights for international carriers
  • Participation by international airline in multiple avionics data analytics platforms
  • Multiple biopharmaceutical device research and development transactions for a multinational biopharmaceutical company
  • Pharmaceutical compound acquisition and development transaction for a mid-size U.S. biopharmaceutical company
  • Sale of unused IPv4 addresses by a leading technology services provider
  • Development of cyber-security provider portfolio for leading regional cable and internet provider
  • Multiple transactions between leading provider of customer loyalty program services and prominent consumer brands
  • Cooperation and interconnection between various international ride sharing companies
  • IP backbone and interconnection arrangements between various regional internet providers
  • Ongoing representation of international airline in information technology and related commercial transactions
  • Entry by leading hospital network into U.S. and E.U. group purchasing organization membership, including the underlying commercial terms

Representative M&A Transactions

  • Divestiture of a high performance computing and data mining facility, including its multi-gigawatt power arrangements, by an international high performance computing provider
  • Divestiture of certain products and associated intellectual property assets by a leading provider of IP infrastructure and application solutions
  • Acquisition of healthcare technology and management consulting firm by a leading technology services provider
  • Sale of government contracting subsidiary by a leading technology services provider
  • $340 million sale of Orange County Container Group to Smurfit Kappa
  • Multiple acquisitions of corrugating and containerboard businesses by Smurfit Kappa
  • Sale of controlling interest in prominent Silicon Valley online business to consortium of venture and growth equity firms
  • Acquisition of a leading provider of cyber and network security solutions by a European technology and media conglomerate

Representative Outsourcing Transactions

  • Outsourcing of all purchasing, finance, and accounting functions for an international hotel and resort operator
  • Termination of existing outsourcing service provider and re-outsourcing of all principal back office functions (human resources, finance and accounting, application development and maintenance, information technology infrastructure) to new service providers for a leading regional energy company, and subsequent renewals and renegotiations of these arrangements upon expiration
  • Multi-tower outsourcing transaction between a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company and a leading global hotel services provider
  • Outsourcing of all claims processing functions of a large regional health insurance provider to a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company
  • Building a consortium of near-shore call center providers (sales, collections and customer service) for a leading regional energy company
  • Outsourcing of all data center functions for newly-independent private banking institution

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