Experienced Business Attorneys Announce New Firm
New Business Law Firm QS+S Will Focus on Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Technology Transactions
AUSTIN, Texas – Feb. 7, 2017 – Austin-based lawyers Thomas Queen, Paul Saenz and Andrea Schutz today announced the formation of their new law firm, Queen Saenz + Schutz PLLC, focusing on corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and commercial and technology transactions. The firm’s office is located at 327 Congress Ave., Suite 220, in the heart of downtown Austin.
Queen, Saenz and Schutz leave the Austin firm of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, where they were shareholders and practiced for a combined 37 years. Each attorney specializes in a different but complementary aspect of business law, positioning their new firm as a uniquely well-rounded resource for businesses. The goal of QS+S is to serve as a trusted advisor through every stage of a business’s life cycle.
“We intend to build a leading business law practice here in Austin, where everyone from start-ups and investors to middle-market businesses and entrepreneurs seek legal advice,” said Queen.
His fellow founding partners, Paul Saenz and Andrea Schutz, agreed. “We’re excited to continue relationships with all of our existing clients and to further build our reputation as leading business lawyers as we grow our new firm,” said Saenz.
“We’re motivated by our clients’ enthusiasm about our new firm,” said Schutz. “We value their loyalty and confidence in our approach, and as a results-driven firm, we plan to continue putting their goals first and working to earn their confidence every single day.”
Queen Saenz + Schutz serves clients locally, statewide and nationally. For more information, please visit www.qsps-law.com.
Additional background on the founding partners:
Thomas Queen: Thomas concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate finance and private equity. He has represented private equity funds, strategic buyers and sellers, family offices and entrepreneurs in connection with more than 50 M&A or investment transactions with values between $5 million and $500 million. Thomas was recently selected by The Best Lawyers in America® as 2017 Austin Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Law.
Paul Saenz: Paul practices corporate and business law with an emphasis on representing companies in complex commercial and technology transactions. He helps structure, draft and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, ranging from technology development, licensing and commercialization to procurement and supply chain matters. He also serves in the role of general counsel for many of his clients and provides representation on a wide range of corporate matters.
Andrea Schutz: Andrea’s practice includes corporate finance and business transactions with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity investments, debt financings, fund formation, and general business counseling and governance matters. She has represented companies—both small and large—and investors in more than 30 mergers and acquisitions and complex financing transactions. She also regularly serves as outside general counsel for private companies on a variety of governance and day-to-day legal issues.