Michael M. Boone is a
member of the Board of Directors of Haynes and Boone and one of the co-founders
of the firm. Today, with more than 450 lawyers, the firm is the fourth largest law
firm headquartered in Texas and the 84th largest among U.S. firms. Boone has
more than 30 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance,
securities transactions, and board of director representations. Boone has been
selected as the “Go-To-Lawyer” in Texas in the field of corporate/business law
by Texas Lawyer Magazine, one of the top corporate finance/mergers and
acquisitions lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine, and one of the Top 10 Super
Lawyers by both Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine.
Some of Mr. Boone's professional and business activities include: member of the Board of
Trustees of SMU; member of the Executive Committee SMU Dedman School of Law;
former adjunct professor of law (securities law) at SMU Dedman School of Law
(1970-1985); former President of the Highland Park School Board; former member of
the Board of Trustees of Abilene Christian University; and former Chairman of the
Dallas Citizen Council.
His many awards and honors include: Distinguished Alumnus of SMU Dedman School
of Law (1990); Distinguished Alumnus of SMU (1996); Distinguished Alumnus of
Highland Park High School (1998); Next Millennium Award from the Freedom’s
Foundation at Valley Forge for involvement in education (1999); Justinian Award
for Public Service (2004); Friend of the Year Award from the Friends of Texas
Public Schools (2006); and the Jack Lowe, Sr., Award for Community Leadership (2006).
Mr. Boone received the second annual Friend of the Year award for his lifelong
commitment to public education. “Mike Boone clearly sees beyond the surface
issues featured daily in news and politics,” Friends founder and President Scott
Milder said. “He understands that the success of public education in Texas is
everyone’s business. Mike has sustained a long-term commitment to Texas public schools through public expression of his support, volunteer work, employee
involvement, and countless other contributions. He’s long overdue for this
Mr. Boone received his B.B.A. from
SMU in 1964 and his J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law in 1967.