Dallas, TX, February 13, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The global law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Ted M. Benn as a Board Member of DowntownDallas effective February 22, 2008. Benn will serve a three-year term and joins a prominent group of business leaders appointed to DowntownDallas’ Board from all industries and sectors of the Dallas community. As a Board Member, Benn is tasked with carrying out the mission of the organization, which is to make Dallas a better place to “live, work, and play.”
Benn is a Partner in the Firm and a member of Thompson & Knight’s Real Estate and Banking practice. He counsels clients on a wide variety of real estate, corporate, and general business matters, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, partnerships and joint ventures, debt and equity financings, lease transactions, management and consulting arrangements, and real estate developments. His diverse practice has resulted in the representation of clients of all sizes in both domestic and international transactions. He has significant experience in the hospitality, golf and private club, multi-family property, real estate development, and wind energy industries. Much of his current time is spent assisting clients with investments in wind energy and other renewable resources.
DowntownDallas is the principle advocate and champion for the urban core of the city. The organization’s goal is to ensure that Downtown becomes a vibrant center of urban life, recognized locally and globally for the quality of its business, entertainment, culture, and hospitality. From affecting public policy to land use planning, development, transportation initiatives, marketing, event production, and on-the-street stewardship of Downtown, the organization works every day to make Downtown the Spot to live, Spot to work, and Spot to play. DowntownDallas is a private nonprofit organization comprised of more than 400 members. The organization also manages a business/public improvement district for the Central Business District.
About Thompson & Knight
Since 1887, Thompson & Knight LLP has consistently made a positive impact on its clients’ successes. With its practice focused on the energy industry, the Firm has extensive resources in litigation, tax, insolvency, and international energy matters. The Firm has approximately 420 attorneys, and has offices and alliances in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. Thompson & Knight represents companies, government entities, and individuals in local, regional, and national markets around the world.