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J. Jeffrey Cash

Jeff Cash is a dealmaker.

Large companies, medium companies, small companies, and even high-net-worth individuals all rely on Jeff to handle important details, find innovative solutions to roadblocks, and help forge successful unions – from financings to private offerings to mergers and acquisitions. Jeff maintains an active and diverse M&A practice in a broad range of industries.

In short, he gets deals done.

Jeff Cash is a deal lawyer. An eight-time selectee to D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in Dallas” list for mergers and acquisitions (including in 2021), he advises clients across an ever-expanding list of industries on a broad range of corporate and transactional matters.

With a diverse and deep skillset, including counseling clients on private equity investments, venture capital offerings, and fund formations, clients rely on Jeff to get deals done – on time, on budget, and on favorable terms. He also assists private equity groups in acquisitions, post-acquisition counseling, and fundraising for companies with diverse portfolios.

Jeff has extensive experience in complex mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, and joint ventures. And, he collaborates with clients in various corporate transactions, including securities offerings (public and private), venture capital investments, and other financings. Jeff also advises in-house counsel and management regarding corporate governance, stock exchange rules, and other compliance matters.

Experienced with many types of specialized legal work on behalf of boards of directors and special committees, Jeff handles matters before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Joined at Bell Nunnally by a variety of complementary practice offerings, Jeff is part of a corporate practice that has been recognized by Chambers USA in Texas as“Band 1” for “Corporate/M&A: Highly Regarded.” A client commented that the firm “excels by providing a very high level of legal services through very talented and client-friendly attorneys, in a very efficient way."



  • J.D., cum laude, Pepperdine University School of Law, 1997
  • B.A., Louisiana State University, 1992


  • State Bar of Texas
Representative Matters
  • Represented wealth management group in $32 million disposition to private equity group.
  • Represented management group in restructuring and option issuance in connection with $7.3 billion SPAC merger.
  • Represented video game developer regarding warrant and option analysis related to $1.3 billion disposition to private equity group.
  • Represented seller in $70 million disposition of auto repair company to private equity group.
  • Represented seller in $12 million disposition of landscaping business to private equity group.
  • Represented seller in $45 million sale of residential plumbing and HVAC company to private equity group.
  • Represented financial services company in $104 million acquisition of company to expand services into a new region.
  • Represented technology company in its sale of its data hosting business to private equity group.
  • Represented seller in $50 million sale of environmental waste collection business to private equity group.
  • Represented seller in $45 million sale of manufacturing company and roll-up of related companies to major private equity group.
  • Represented private equity group in Texas High-Speed Train Project investment (the Texas Bullet Train).
  • Represented investor in private equity fund formation and capital raise.
  • Represented investors in development of management company for physician practices.
  • Represented investor group in acquisition of JCPenney corporate compound.
  • Represented private equity investor in credit facility agreement for development of new hospital and build out of doctor offices and retail development.
  • Represented private equity group in divestiture of manufacturing business.
  • Represented private equity group in private restaurant development agreement.
  • Represented private equity group syndicate to acquire private restaurant franchisee and franchisor involving 200-plus locations.
  • Named one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" by D Magazine, 2007-2009, 2016-2018, 2020-2022.
Activities & Memberships
  • Emeritus Member, Pepperdine University Law School, Board of Visitors
  • Lakewood Country Club
    • Board of Governors, 2009-2016
    • President, 2013-2015
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Bar Association
  •  “When Does the Attorney-Client Relationship Begin?” St. Thomas Bar Association
  • “Wealth and Power at the Hands of a Dysfunctional Family: Where Are the Lawyers?” D Magazine, February 7, 2022.
  • "The Texas-to-California Pipeline," Texas CEO Magazine, April 27, 2021.
  • “Mergers & Acquisitions in a Pandemic,” The Texas Lawbook, December 8, 2020.

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