Ricardo also has a broad-based sports practice representing sports teams, owners of public assembly, sports, entertainment and recreational facilities, and companies that provide various goods and services to sports teams and facilities involving preparation and negotiation of various agreements relating to the development, use, marketing and operation of public assembly, sports, entertainment and recreational facilities.
Ricardo is a committed civic servant to the Houston community through his pro bono legal work and service to the Board of Trustees of KIPP, Inc., a Texas charter school with nearly 18,000 pre-k to high school students in Houston. His legal work has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Corporate Governance and Compliance Law and Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law from 2008-2011 and Sports Law from 2012-2018, Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, from 2010-2013 and he received a Martindale Hubbell client review rating of 5.0 out of 5 Preeminent in 2010.
EducationJ.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1994
B.B.A., Marketing and International Business, University of Texas at Austin, 1991
Significant AccomplishmentsAcquisition Program
Represent a NYSE-listed company in its serial acquisition program, including acquisition of more than 50 companies throughout the United States.
Sale of Public Company
Represented Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (NYSE) in merger transaction whereby it was acquired by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (Nasdaq)
Sale of Private Company
Represented individual shareholders in the sale of Computex, Inc., an IT network infrastructure and a hardware company, to a private equity fund.
Represented American Electric Power Company, Inc. in the sale of its marine barge company, AEP River Operations, including advice on the transfer of intellectual property, information technology, and software.
Represented Royal Dutch Shell in the sale of its downstream businesses in Honduras, Guatemala,
Nicaragua, El Salvador, Panama and Costa Rica, as well as the sale of two joint venture interests involving refinery and terminal storage facilities.
Represented ABS Group of Companies, Inc. in the divestiture of subsidiaries US and international operations in the United Kingdom and France.
Represented NYSE Company in the sale of its commercial saltwater completion division to another publicly traded company.
Represented American Electric Power in the sale of its inland marine transportation division.
Acquisition of Division
Represented Traxys, a worldwide metals and natural resources trader based in Luxembourg, in its purchase of CMC Cometals, the industrial raw materials division of Commercial Metals Company.
Represented an NYSE-listed company in acquisition of a division of a public company.
Public and Private Offerings
Represented a New York Stock Exchange listed company in an initial public offering, secondary equity offering, 144A debt placement and exchange offer, and public debt transaction.
Represented foreign nationals in multiple private-equity investments and real estate developments in the United States.
Financing and Acquisition
Represented investor group in equity and debt offering and subsequent acquisition of a pipeline construction business.
Represented publicly traded company in formation of a joint venture involving mid-stream and downstream assets.
Represented NYSE-listed company in establishing a manufacturing business in Japan.
Represented NYSE-listed company in negotiation of strategic alliance agreements with United Kingdom and Brazilian companies.
Acquisition of Communications Infrastructure
Represented NYSE-listed company in acquisition of European cellular tower portfolios
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