News Release

Locke Lord Announces 3 New Partners in Boston, Dallas and Providence

July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021 – Locke Lord is pleased to announce the promotion of three lawyers to Partnership level in the Firm’s Boston, Dallas and Providence offices. The lawyers are members of Locke Lord’s Corporate and Transactional, Debt Finance and Litigation Practice Groups.

In Boston:

Michael I. Harrison represents banks, finance companies, private equity sponsors and public and private operating companies in a broad range of debt financing transactions, including syndicated lending transactions, second lien and subordinated debt financings and restructuring transactions. Harrison’s extensive experience includes representation of agents and arrangers in syndicated lending transactions, direct lending entities in lending transactions and equity sponsors and operating companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions and recapitalizations.

In Dallas:

Christopher Boeck is an experienced commercial litigator and Appellate attorney, primarily serving the financial, energy and firearms industries. Boeck has broad experience in proceedings ranging from private arbitrations to federal jury trials. He has given oral argument before the Dallas Court of Appeals and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and has appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court. Boeck also provides commercial and regulatory guidance to clients in the firearms industry, representing manufacturers, distributors and retailers of GCA and NFA firearms, as well as guiding interactions with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Boeck also assists clients with state tax litigation and appeals involving high-value assets such as pipelines, power plants and aircraft.

In Providence:

Robert E. Baute Jr. primarily focuses on Mergers & Acquisitions and general corporate law. Baute has represented a variety of private equity and venture capital funds, public and private companies and individuals on transactions in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. He advises clients on matters ranging from leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments, joint ventures and recapitalizations to vendor contracts, employment and equity incentive arrangements and other corporate matters. He has represented clients in a range of industries, including: telecom, networks and spectrum; technology; digital media, events and publishing; and consumer and retail, among others.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.