Howard Nirken


Howard concentrates his practice in corporation and securities law, with particular emphasis on representation of private emerging growth companies and public corporations in public and private financings (equity and debt), negotiation of acquisitions and mergers (involving both public and private companies), negotiation of venture capital transactions and advising clients on intellectual property protection (including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) and the licensing of such rights.  Mr. Nirken’s practice also includes:  general corporate, business, and securities counseling to corporate and technology clients; preparation of stock options plans, shareholder agreements, non-competition agreements, employment agreements, software license agreements; and negotiation of various transactional agreements a company may face in its everyday ordinary course of business.

Mr. Nirken is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas School of Law who teaches a class focused on transactional drafting.  

University of Texas School of Law “97, Order of the Coif

University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs “97

University of Texas Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

American Bar Association

State Bar of Texas

Travis County Bar Association

Member of the UT Longhorn Foundation Advisory Council

Member of the UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Advisory Council

Member and Past Chair of the UT Neighborhood Longhorns Program