Jeff S. Dinerstein focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, including the representation of private equity funds and their portfolio companies. Jeff has advised clients in more than 200 M&A transactions. He frequently represents companies and their owners in change-of-control transactions involving either financial or strategic buyers. He also has extensively counseled clients on many contractual issues, including master service agreements, supply contracts, and distribution agreements.
Jeff represents public and private companies in the chemical manufacturing, death care, energy, engineering services, oil field services, online education, security, telemedicine, and veterinary industries. He has handled transformative deals in the funeral services, PVF distribution, energy, and beverage sectors.
Jeff is on the board of directors of The Fire Fighters Foundation of Houston and The Women's Fund for HER Foundation.
Jeff has been named a "Rising Star" in Texasby Super Lawyers for 11 consecutive years. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).
Advised a major southern US-based gas and electric utility holding company in its $1.175 billion sale of a 33 percent minority interest in its solar portfolio
Represented Signature Funeral and Cemetery Investments LLC in its $123 million sale of all of its outstanding membership interests to PLC Signature Ltd., an affiliate of Park Lawn Corporation
Represented EDIT TX LLC, a newly formed management led buyout group, in the acquisition and related financing of MW Cleaners, an independent retail dry cleaning business, from Tailored Brands Inc.
Represented a global petrochemicals and refining company and affiliates in executing definitive agreements to form a joint venture to build a $1.7 billion, 1 million ton per year ethane cracker; to acquire an existing 400,000 ton per year two-line polyethylene plant; and to build a new 625,000 ton per year Borstar PE plant
Represented FloWorks International LLC on the sale of its plate and sheet operations in Garland, Texas, to CL Alloys—Dallas LLC, a provider of stainless and aluminum coil and sheet products
Represented affiliates of a private equity firm in the acquisition of an affiliate of a global tech company
Advised Shale-Inland Holdings in its acquisition of Major Sourcing LLC, also referred to as Major Inc.
Represented a beverage holding company in connection with a series of transactions involving a major beverage maker, where the beverage maker made a $2.15 billion net cash payment to the holding company
*All prior to joining Morgan Lewis
New York University, 2003, LL.M., Taxation
Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2002, J.D.
Tulane University, 1999, B.S.M., magna cum laude
Awards and Affiliations
Highly Regarded – State, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2021)
Recommended, ;M&A/corporate and commercial: M&A: large deals ($1bn+), The Legal 500 US (2020)
Recommended, Industry focus: Energy: renewable/alternative power, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Recommended, Industry focus: Energy: transactions: conventional power, The Legal 500 US (2019)
Recommended, Media, technology and telecoms: Technology transactions, The Legal 500 US (2019)