Thompson & Knight is one of the leading providers of legal services in the United States. A more than 550-attorney firm, it has been operational for more than 50 years. Based in Dallas, the firm has branch offices in New York, Europe, Mexico, North Africa, South America, South Africa and Asia. Thompson & Knight serves various clients and industries, such as manufacturing, nonprofit organizations, oil and gas, environmental firms, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, railroad, real estate, insurance and finance, hospitality, hotel and resort development, and retail companies. The firm s practice areas include corporate debtors, dispute resolution, out-of-court restructurings, commercial lending and debt financings, real estate acquisitions, development and leasing, equipment financing and leasing, tax-exempt and increment, mergers and acquisitions, investigations and enforcement, executive compensation and proxy contests. It also handles venture capital, retirement plans, health benefit plans, business transactions, fraud and abuse, regulatory proceedings, appellate, estate planning, and probate and business, and personal tax planning.