Board of Directors
George Y. Gonzalez
George Y. Gonzalez is a trusted advisor to clients in the energy, oil and gas, midstream, upstream, downstream, power, water, food and beverage, construction, infrastructure, real estate, healthcare and technology industries. A partner in the Energy, Mergers and Acquisitions and International Practice Groups in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, he counsels U.S. and international businesses in general corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate control matters, securities, privately held companies and international legal issues. George counsels public and private corporations and other businesses on their corporate, partnership or other limited liability structure; provides guidance on day-to-day operating and transactions strategies; and negotiates combination, service agreements, public private partnerships (P3), and other transactions.
George has negotiated on behalf of clients in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain and Venezuela, among other countries. Additionally, he has participated in panel discussions regarding business developments in Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Canada, Venezuela, Chile and the Andean regions. George studied for a year as a Rotary Graduate Scholar in 1991 at the Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.
George has written and presented material on a variety of topics including Mexico energy reform, the intellectual property provisions of NAFTA, private equity opportunities within the U.S. Hispanic market, and the manner in which an international corporation may list securities on a U.S. stock exchange through the use of American Depository Receipts.
In 2010, George was nationally recognized as One of the Top 100 Influential Hispanics in the U.S. in Hispanic Business magazine's October issue. He was honored by Chambers Latin America (2015-2018) and Chambers Global (2015 and 2017-2018), Chambers & Partners, in the Latin America Corporate M&A category. In 2016, Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, honored George for Latin American Investment in Texas. He was also recognized in Latin Lawyer 250 (2016), Law Business Research Ltd., for his leading legal work in the energy industry. Specifically, clients describe George as a “lawyer who works at a high level, with understanding of both business and legal issues, giving practical and pragmatic advice” (Chambers USA, Chambers & Partners, 2016).