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    Wade Gibson is an Associate in the Dallas office of Locke Lord LLP, where he is a member of the Corporate group. Prior to joining the Firm, Wade served in the United States Navy Reserve, deploying to the Horn of Africa, and was Chief of Staff of the Rhode Island Executive Office of Commerce.

    Representative Experience

    • Represented a privately oil held company in its $300+ million acquisition of a public company
    • Represented a $200+ million healthcare company in its sale to a private equity firm
    • Represented an employee-owned manufacturing firm in reorganizing and negotiating a new $100+ million line of credit
    • Served as bond and borrower’s counsel in the issuance of a $25 million tax-exempt construction loan for a non-profit’s new headquarters
    • Served as underwriter’s counsel in the issuance of $22 million in tax-exempt bonds to refinance infrastructure improvements at a regional shopping center
    • Represented a large regional bank in negotiating multiple loans to private companies, trusts, and individuals
    • Served as outside general counsel for several large government authorities, troubleshooting contract disputes and compliance issues
    • Represented multiple for-profit and non-profit organizations in corporate reorganizations

    Professional History

    • Chief of Staff, Executive Office of Commerce, State of Rhode Island, Providence, R.I. (2015-2018)
    • United States Navy Reserve, Lieutenant (2011-Present)
    • Director, Fiscal Policy Center, Connecticut Voices, New Haven, Conn. (2011-2015)
    • Legislative Correspondent, Offices of Congressmen Doggett and Cuellar, Washington, D.C. (2007-2008)
    • Management Consultant, Oliver Wyman, Dallas (2006-2007)

    Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

    • State Bar of Texas
    • State Bar of Connecticut
    • Dallas Bar Association

    Community Leadership

    • Corporate Recruitment Task Force, Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors, American Constitution Society Dallas-Fort Worth Lawyer Chapter

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