Michael W. Thicksten

Associate
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4514 Cole Avenue
Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75205-5412

Michael Thicksten is an associate in the Dallas office of Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP. He serves as outside general counsel to companies and advises clients regarding corporate governance, commercial, and executive compensation matters. Michael drafts and negotiates commercial and corporate agreements and equity incentive plans. He also assists corporate buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions and asset and stock purchase transactions.

Michael counsels employers regarding corporate duties and taxation and fiduciary obligations under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). He also facilitates the design, implementation and administration of employee benefit plans, including employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), 401(k) plans, and profit-sharing plans.

While attending the University of Miami School of Law, Michael worked in the legal department of a prominent real estate developer where he advised on complex commercial matters involving corporate governance, securities, and tax issues. Prior to law school, Michael gained valuable business experience as an asset manager at a consulting firm where he was responsible for ensuring state and federal regulatory compliance of a large portfolio of assets.

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J.D., University of Miami School of Law (2014)

B.F.A., cum laude, Communication Design, Texas State University: San Marcos
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Order of Omega Greek Honor Society
  • Phi Sigma Pi Honor Society

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