Former General Counsels

Our Firm: Former General Counsels

Members of our Firm have substantial in-house and general counsel experience, which brings value to our clients.

Mark Pietrantone

Mark Pietrantone served as General Counsel of Treaty Oak Bancorp, Inc., a Texas bank holding company (OTCBB:TOAK) before joining the Firm to concentrate on a mergers & acquisition and securities law practice. While at Treaty Oak, he helped the company complete its initial public offering and acquisition of Texline Bank, several private placements of securities, set up public company reporting compliance systems, and assisted in the purchase of subsidiaries, including a mortgage corporation. Mr. Pietrantone was also responsible for working with different committees of the company's Board of Directors and advising on issues related to stock options, audit committee functions, executive compensation and regulatory compliance matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley and correspondence with bank regulatory agencies.

John Syminton

John Symington served as general counsel of Seadrill Limited (NYSE:SDRL) from 2013 through 2015. As general counsel for Seadrill, he was the chief legal officer for Seadrill Limited as well as its publicly traded affiliates Seadrill Partners (NYSE:SDLP), North Atlantic Drilling (NYSE:NADL) and Sevan Drilling (Oslo:SEVDR). During his tenure at Seadrill the company undertook two IPO’s, and numerous other private and public equity and debt offerings, in the US, Norway and other countries. While at Seadrill Mr. Symington was principally responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s anti-bribery and corruption compliance program.