Preston received the 2019 Outstanding In-House Attorney Award by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas.
Preston has been part of the teams advising:
- Breitburn Energy Partners LP in its $775 million sale of certain of its upstream assets to Birch Permian Holdings, Inc. and its $793 million sale of the remainder of its assets to Maverick Natural Resources LLC, via a chapter 11 reorganization
- Charlesbank Capital Partners, together with Robert Long and Blair Ramey of Sanofi’s North American Consumer Healthcare division, in the formation of Bridges Consumer Healthcare LLC and in Bridges' acquisitions of the North American rights to ThermaCare® HeatWraps and Clarion Brands, LLC
- General Electric Company in its $2.6 billion sale of GE Industrial Solutions
- Government Brands Holdings, LLC (at the time, an indirect portfolio company of PSG and Greater Sum Ventures) in a recapitalization by PSG and TPG Tech Adjacencies, with Greater Sum Ventures exiting
- Inhabit IQ (a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs, Insight Partners, GSV and PSG) in its acquisition of ResMan, LLC
- Kainos Capital in its acquisitions of Bonewerks CulinArte' and good2grow LLC
- Koshidaka Holdings Co., Ltd. in the U.S. aspects of its acquisition of Curves and of Curves for Women II, L.C.
- Main Event Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of Ardent Leisure Group Limited, in Ardent's sale of a 24.2% stake in Main Event to RedBird Capital Partners together with an option for Redbird to acquire a controlling stake within a defined period
- Mubadala, as lead investor, in a $700 million funding round for REEF Technology (f/k/a ParkJockey Global Inc.) and, together with SoftBank Group and Oaktree, in a funding round for REEF Technology
- ORIX Capital Partners in its acquisition of Peak Utility Services Group, Inc.
- PSG in its acquisitions of mPulse Mobile, Inc. and SchoolStatus LLC and a majority interest in NoFraud LLC; its investment in DigitalEd; its sale of a majority stake in Burning Glass Technologies; mPulse Mobile, Inc. in its acquisition of HealthCrowd; Formstack, LLC in its receipt of $425 million in new investments in a transaction led by Silversmith Capital Partners and PSG; and AbacusNext in its sale to Thomas H. Lee Partners
- SmartProcure, Inc. (a portfolio company of Thompson Street Capital Partners and Endicott Growth Equity Partners) in its acquisition of Fedmine, LLC
- Tidewater Inc. in its $1.25 billion combination with GulfMark Offshore, Inc.
- Transaction Services Group Limited (a portfolio company of Advent International) in its acquisitions of BrandBot LLC, TrueCoach, Inc. and Triib, Inc.
Preston joined Weil as a summer associate in 2016. He previously served a judicial internship with Judge H. Christopher Mott of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas. He received his J.D., with high honors, from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law where he was a member of the Texas Law Review, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University.