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Bill Mahomes

Managing Shareholder

Bill Mahomes’ practice concentrates in the areas of public finance, complex real estate transactions and mediation.

In addition, Mr. Mahomes has been involved in public infrastructure projects for the past several years and has become extremely familiar with the practical aspects of dealing with public projects and public private partnerships through his service on the Boards of Directors of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Texas Turnpike Authority and recent legal services in connection with a Senior lien Sales Tax Revenue Bonds issuance for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).
He has participated in the negotiations of numerous contracts and public agreements concerning all of these political bodies and their respective projects, including public hearings, professional selections, and financing. He has worked on a number of negotiations involving public and private property matters as well as dealings among various public and private entities.

Prior to joining Mahomes Bolden PC, Mr. Mahomes served as Senior Shareholder/Partner, Simmons Mahomes, P.C. (Dallas, Texas), Senior Shareholder,/Partner, The Mahomes Law Firm (Dallas, Texas), Senior Shareholder/Partner, Locke Purnell Rain Harrell (Dallas, Texas), International Partner, Baker & McKenzie (Dallas, Texas), Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Pro-Line Corporation (Dallas, Texas), and worked in the Office of the General Counsel, Federal National Mortgage Association. Representative organizations for past and present Board of Directors service:

Texas Pension Review Board, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Pure World, Inc., Operation Oasis, Inc., Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, Texas A&M University, Association of Former Students’ Association, Texas A&M University, Kent Financial Services, Inc., Salvation Army, Texas Turnpike Authority,
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, The Real Estate Council, The Dallas Opera, Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Bethlehem Foundation, East Texas State University, The Texas Lyceum, The Industrial Development Corporation, Dallas Legal Services Foundation, The Federation of North Texas Area Universities, Pegasus Charter School Board, St. Phillips Academy, MESBIC Ventures, Inc. (advisory), St. Phillip Academy, Pro Line Corporation Minority Enterprise SBIC Ventures, Inc., Board of Directors, Child Care of Dallas, Texans Can!

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E. Steve Bolden II

Shareholder

E. Steve Bolden focuses on a variety of corporate and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions of publicly traded and privately held companies, public securities offerings, private equity transactions, non-profit representations, and bond transactions.  Prior to joining Mahomes Bolden PC in 2008, he practiced as a corporate and mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Jackson Walker LLP.

Mr. Bolden received his A.B. in government from Dartmouth College and his J.D. magna cum laude from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University where he was a member of the Board of Advocates.

Mr. Bolden is involved with several community, civic, and charitable activities.  He is regularly invited to speak about various legal or civic topics.  He has received presidential citations from the J.L. Turner Legal Association and the Dallas Bar Association.  He is a recipient of the African American Lawyer’s Section MLK Drum Major for Justice Award. He was selected as a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2005 through 2009 and 2011-2013.  In 2012, Mr. Bolden was selected by the State Bar of Texas, Board of Directors as one of two candidates to run for President of the State Bar of Texas.

Mr. Bolden currently serves as Trustee for Dallas Bar Foundation and on the Council for the Business Law Section. He has also served on several other boards, including: State Bar of Texas, Board of Directors, Section Rep; Dallas Bar Association, Director; J.L. Turner Legal Association (African American Bar Association of Dallas), President; State Bar of Texas, African American Lawyers Section, Chair; Business Law Section, Secretary – Treasurer; First Tee, Dallas; and The Entrepreneurship Institute of Dallas. He is a Fellow of the State Bar of Texas Foundation, Dallas Bar Association Foundation and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation.

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Brian Newby

Of Counsel

Brian C. Newby is the former Chief of Staff to Texas Governor Rick Perry. In 2008, he co-chaired the State of Texas’ hurricane recovery efforts following Hurricane Ike. Prior to being named Chief of Staff, he served as the Governor’s General Counsel, the primary legal advisor to the Governor and the divisions within the Office of the Governor.

Before joining the Governor’s office, Mr. Newby was a Cantey Hanger partner in the Fort Worth and Austin offices, and was formerly with Roan & Autry, P.C. of Austin, Texas. He also served as outside General Counsel to the Houston General Insurance Company. He rejoined the firm in January 2009. He has extensive experience in legislation, governmental affairs, construction litigation and commercial contract disputes, personal injury, insurance litigation, workers’ compensation, product liability, banking, employment, education, public finance and class actions. He also holds an Of Counsel position at Cantey Hanger, LLP of Fort Worth. He has spent 25 years in the active and reserve components of the United States Air Force. He currently holds the rank of Brigadier General. Additionally, Mr. Newby served on the Texas Tech University Board of Regents as its vice chairman from 1999-2005.  He is a graduate of Texas Tech University and the University of Texas Law School.

REPRESENTATIVE PAST & PRESENT BOARD SERVICE
• Board of Regents, Texas Tech University System, 1999 – 2005 (Vice Chairman)
• Director, Tarrant Regional Water District, 1994-2004
• Fort Worth-Tarrant County Black Bar Association (Past President)
• Tarrant County Bar Foundation (Charter Treasurer and Life member)
• State Bar of Texas (Litigation Section), (State Bar Mentor Committee), (Law Office Management Committee)

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Public Finance
Construction Litigation
Commercial Contract Disputes
Banking

EDUCATION
Texas Tech University, B.A. 1983
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1986

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS
State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation
Tarrant County Bar Association
U.S. Federal Districts Courts,
Northern, Southern, and
Western Districts of Texas
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
Texas General Counsel Forum
Fort Worth Metropolitan Black
Chamber of Commerce

CONTACT
600 W.6th Street, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX  76102
Direct: 817.878.2900