Glenn D. West

Glenn D. West
Glenn West retired from the partnership in December 2021. He was a partner in Weil’s Private Equity practice and was based in Dallas. Glenn had extensive experience in leveraged buyouts and dispositions of both public and private companies. Glenn is dual-qualified as a U.S. lawyer and an English solicitor.

Glenn developed a diverse corporate practice both nationally and internationally. He regularly represented private equity firms in acquiring and making investments in public and private companies. Glenn also represented public and private companies (including the portfolio companies of private equity firms) in acquisitions and financings; and he was regularly called upon to provide general corporate and crisis management advice to boards and their management. Glenn also developed an expertise in the acquisition and financing of sports teams and their facilities.

Glenn was ranked Band 1 for Corporate/M&A in Texas by Chambers USA 2010-2021 and as a leading lawyer for Private Equity in Texas by Chambers USA 2021, where clients regarded him as “the dean of the private equity Bar in Dallas” and “one of the most influential M&A lawyers in the country,” and praised him for his “real intellect when it comes to the legal issues in private equity.” Clients also noted that “he has extraordinary experience and has a very business-like approach to solving even the most thorny issues that inevitably arise in any transaction.” He was also ranked as a leading lawyer for Private Equity in the U.S. by Chambers USA 2010-2020. Glenn was recognized as a leading lawyer for U.S. Private Equity: Buyouts and U.S. Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global 2012-2021; a “Highly Regarded” lawyer for Private Equity and M&A by IFLR1000 2018-2022; and was recommended for Private Equity Buyouts by Legal 500 US 2019. He was named to D CEO Magazine’s Dallas 500 list for the Law – Mergers & Acquisitions category for four consecutive years (2016-2019); named to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers in Dallas list (2009, 2012-2019, 2021); and received the 2014 “Adviser Dealmaker of the Year” Award by the Association of Corporate Growth and D CEO Magazine. In 2018, Glenn received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Texas Lawyer, along with a select group of individuals recognized for their impact on the legal community in the Lone Star state. He was also named “Lawyer of the Year” in Dallas five times in the categories of Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2013, 2018), Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law (2017) and Corporate Law (2010, 2020) by Best Lawyers in America* and was recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer** (2013-2020). Additionally, he was named a 2013 BTI Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group for delivering superior client service to Fortune 1000 clients.

In 2009 and in 2012 Glenn received the Burton Award for Legal Writing Achievement. Glenn was a frequent speaker and authored numerous Private Equity and M&A related articles. He was also an Editor of Weil’s Global Private Equity Watch. A collection of Glenn’s blog posts on private equity related topics can be found at https://privateequity.weil.com/category/glenn-west-musings/

Glenn is an Adjunct Professor of Law at SMU Law School and Texas Tech Law School, where he teaches a class on practice skills. He is also on the Board of the Vogel Alcove Foundation, a charitable foundation supporting the work of the Vogel Alcove Childcare Center for the Homeless.

* Best Lawyers (in America) is by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

** Super Lawyers recognition is a Thomson Reuters service