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Brian R. Bloom
Brian R. Bloom
Partner — Executive Compensation & Benefits
Partner — Executive Compensation & Benefits

Brian R. Bloom

Brian R. Bloom

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, Texas 75201

start quote symbolI try to take a practical approach to the way I address and tackle various issues; to propose something that’s not feasible or too complicated is never helpful. I speak in plain English to clients, so we can get to the solution we need.end quote symbol
Brian R. Bloom

Experience Highlights

  • Daseke, the leading consolidator and largest flatbed and specialized transportation company in North America, in the addition of three top-tier flatbed and specialized carriers to Daseke’s corporate family: Tennessee Steel Haulers & Co., The Roadmaster Group, and Moore Freight Service

  • Energy Transfer Partners in the $1.8 billion acquisition of Susser Holdings Corporation, the owner of retail convenience stores and a wholesale fuel distributor, in a unit and cash transaction

  • A large international energy company in the spin-off of its California oil and gas business into an independent and separately traded company

  • TPG Capital in its $1.8 billion acquisition of natural gas properties in Wyoming’s Jonah field from Encana Corporation

  • The Shaw Group in its $3 billion sale to Chicago Bridge & Iron

  • Continental Airlines in its $3.2 billion all-stock merger with United Airlines

  • Spectra Energy Corp. in its $11+ billion agreement with Spectra Energy Partners to drop down Spectra Energy’s remaining U.S. transmission, storage, and liquids assets to Spectra Energy Partners

  • Valerus Compression Services in its $435 million sale of Valerus Field Solutions to Kentz Corporation

  • TPG Capital and ACON Investments in the $900 million formation of Northern Tier Energy, and acquisition of a Minnesota refinery and related retail assets from Marathon Petroleum

  • SCF Partners in the combination of portfolio companies to form Nine Energy Services, a provider of completion tools and services to support the development of unconventional and conventional oil and gas resources

  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of The Edelman Financial Group in connection with the $260 million leveraged buyout of the wealth management firm by Lee Equity Partners


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1982 (Order of the Coif; Chancellors)
  • New York University, LL.M., Taxation, 1984
  • The University of Texas, B.B.A., Finance with highest honors, 1980
  • Chambers USA, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (Dallas, Ft. Worth), 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Lawyer of the Year,” Employee Benefits Law (Dallas), 2014−2015, 2018, and 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Dallas), 2006−2023
  • Legal 500 U.S., Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation & Retirement Plans: Transactional, 2014, 2018−2022
  • Member: Dallas Bar Association
  • Texas
  • “Hurricane Harvey – Tax-Free Financial Assistance for Employees Hit By Harvey and Other Benefit Plan Considerations,” V&E Executive Compensation & Benefits Update E-communication, September 1, 2017 (co-author)
  • “7-Eleven Asset Acquisition,” Corporate Counsel Magazine, July 2017 (co-author)
  • “Impact of Proposed Financial Institution Incentive-Based Compensation Rules on Private Equity Firms,” V&E Executive Compensation E-communication, September 13, 2016 (co-author)