Lee E. Potts

Top rated Mergers & Acquisitions attorney in Austin, Texas

Potts Blacklock Senterfitt, PLLC
Lee E. Potts
Potts Blacklock Senterfitt, PLLC

Practice Areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, Technology Transactions view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1999

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009

Potts Blacklock Senterfitt, PLLC

4800 Bee Caves Rd.
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746 Visit website


Attorney Lee E. Potts is a member of the law firm of Potts Blacklock Senterfitt, PLLC, in Austin, Texas. Mr. Potts handles matters involving corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and tax. He represents a local, national and international clients on Texas based transactions and matters.

Mr. Potts has more than 20 years of experience. Before joining Potts Blacklock Senterfitt, PLLC, he practiced at two other law firms, developing his legal knowledge and experience. He now puts his skills to use by providing exceptional, yet cost-effective, advice to his clients.

In addition to running his practice, Mr. Potts is involved in various civic and charitable activities in the Austin community. He one of the founders of The Seton Fifty, a nonprofit group of 50 Austin business leaders committed to advancing health care throughout central Texas. He is a former member of the board of directors of Leadership Austin and a fellow of the Austin Bar Foundation.

Helping those in need is important to Mr. Potts. He is a former president and executive committee member of the CASA of Travis County, Texas.

Mr. Potts earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin, graduating with honors. He received a master’s degree in taxation from the same institution and his law degree from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He obtained his law license in 1999, which provided him with the ability to practice before all Texas state courts. He is also a certified public accountant for the state of Texas.

Practice areas

Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance, Technology Transactions, Tax: Business
  • 70% Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 20% Securities & Corporate Finance
  • 10% Technology Transactions
  • 0% Tax: Business

First Admitted: 1999, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.pbsattorneys.com/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Westlake Chamber of Commerce, Board member 2019-2021
  • Leadership Austin, Class of 2011 and former Board member
  • Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid – L.A.M.P. Volunteer
  • Leadership Austin, Board of Directors 2014-2016
  • The Seton 50, Founder
  • Austin Bar Foundation Fellow
  • CASA of Travis County, Finance Chair, 2012 Past President and Executive Committee
  • Leadership Westlake Class of 2018
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Public Accountant, State of Texas
Educational Background:
  • The University of Texas at Austin Red McCombs School of Business, B.B.A., Major: Accounting, Honors: w/ honors, 1993
  • The University of Texas at Austin Red McCombs School of Business, M.P.A., Major: Taxation, Honor: Dean’s Achievement Award, 1993
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State of Texas
  • Austin Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Member, Texas Bar College
  • Austin Monthly Top Attorneys: Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, Austin Monthly Magazine, 2022
  • The Texas Bar College is a professional society of legal scholars who are leaders in the Texas legal community and champions of legal education. Our members are committed to high ethical standards and improved training for all legal professionals. , Texas Bar College Member, Texas Bar, 2021
  • Essential Class, Leadership Austin, 2012
  • Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly, 2009
  • RISE Conference 2011, Quick Pitch Competition Panelist
  • Austin Under 40 - Finalist Legal Category, 2010

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Lee is an outstanding transactional lawyer. I have referred many of my clients to him for their transactional needs, and they have all given rave reviews about his counsel and results.”

“Lee is an outstanding corporate and nonprofit lawyer who handles complex business formation, reorganization and mergers/acquisitions, in all types of industries. He is one of the top lawyers in Austin, surpassing large, national firm firm lawyers in Austin, concerning public and private offerings, structure and analysis of corporate transactions and governance matters.”

“Lee has an ability to explain complex legal issues to his clients to enable them to make the best decision for their business.”

“I have had the pleasure of working with and learning from Lee Potts on and off for the last ten years. Lee is skilled at negotiating the best outcome for his clients while navigating them through complex transactions and constructing creative solutions to their legal issues. However, what sets Lee apart is his knack for clearly explaining complicated concepts to his clients and his ever-calm composure, even in the most stressful of situations. It is these qualities – natural ability to teach, calm composure, quiet confidence, positivity and passion and enthusiasm in everything he does, especially for helping others - that I believe distinguish Lee as a leader and inspire a unique trust and loyalty from his clients and colleagues in the legal community.”

“Lee is my go-to referral for difficult corporate and securities, corporate finance, and M&A work. I have gotten the chance to observe him in action, negotiating particularly difficult deal points, and indisputably he's one of the best in Austin and Texas. He keeps up to date in M&A developments so I know he's always current.”

“Outstanding, tough, tactful negotiator. Able to spot issues thoroughly and efficiently. Would hate to be on the opposite site of him.”

Office location for Lee E. Potts

4800 Bee Caves Rd.
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746

Phone: 512-661-2855


6 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2009

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