Vernon Rew has over 35 years of legal experience representing business clients in corporate matters, contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions transactions and securities law compliance matters. Vernon has represented both public companies and privately held entities in a wide variety of industries.

Vernon’s mergers and acquisitions practice has included representation of both sellers and buyers in a large number of transactions throughout the course of his career. He has worked in a wide range of manufacturing and service industries in his corporate and contract negotiating practice. In his securities law compliance practice, he has counseled clients with SEC filings, tender offers, public offerings and going private transactions. Vernon considers himself a relationship lawyer and is an experienced counselor and negotiator on behalf of his clients.

Awards & Recognitions

Named a Power Attorney by the Fort Worth Business Press for 2013

Named a Top Attorney in Corporate Finance/ Mergers & Acquisitions by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine for 2016

Named a Top Attorney in Tarrant County by 360 West Magazine for 2017 and 2018

AV-Rated Martindale-Hubbell®: Preeminent™

Areas of Practice

Business Transactions

Contract Negotiations


Mergers & Acquisitions


Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association Member of Mergers and Acquisitions Committee and the Federal Regulation of Securities Committee.

Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tech Fort Worth.

Board of Directors (past Chairman) of the Amon G. Carter Downtown Fort Worth YMCA.

Texas Bar Association, member of the Business Law Section.

Publications & Presentations

Presentation at City Club Fort Worth: "Are you Protected? Update on Texas Entities" (November 2011)

State Bar Section Newsletter, Corporate Counsel Section: SEC Guidance on the Use of Company Web Sites (State Bar of Texas, Spring 2009)

Securities Law Techniques, Chapter 4: Securities Regulation of Sales of Oil and Gas Interests (LexisNexis Matthew Bender 2006).


“Vernon Rew is well respected in the community, having the character traits of a true leader. Never boastful or self-seeking, he leads by example, always exhibiting the qualities of a true gentleman.”

Jay Scheideman, Past Chief Financial Officer of the Wm. Rigg entities


JD University of Texas School of Law (1979)

BA with Honors, University of Texas at Austin (1976)

Bar/Court Admissions

Texas Bar


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