HOUSTON, May 27 -- The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Jeff Dinerstein and Arthur Nathan have joined the Firm's Houston Office as partners in its M&A Practice.  Mr. Dinerstein and Mr. Nathan were previously partners in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, LLP, where Mr. Dinerstein was co-head of that firm's Mergers and Acquisitions Practice.

"With clients turning to Jones Day for deal counsel more than any other firm globally, we're very pleased that Jeff and Arthur have chosen to join us in Houston, where the market has been particularly active," said Bob Profusek, leader of Jones Day’s global M&A Practice. "The fact they've had substantial cross-border experience will be particularly welcome to clients, both in Texas and worldwide."

"Jeff and Arthur's strong private company practice complements our work for public companies here in Houston, and broadens the range of our already formidable transactional group," said Nancy MacKimm, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Houston Office.

Mr. Dinerstein represents public and private companies in mergers, sales, acquisitions, and other corporate matters. He has significant experience representing private equity funds and portfolio companies in both acquisitions and sales of their businesses. Mr. Dinerstein also has represented buyers and sellers in sale of business transactions in a wide range of industries in the U.S., Europe, and the former Soviet Union, and individuals and entities with regard to the tax issues related to their businesses, including advising clients on the tax aspects of taxable and tax-free mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and reorganizations.

Mr. Nathan has more than 38 years of experience in structuring, negotiating, and handling mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, leveraged buyouts, tax-free reorganizations, private equity transactions, partnership and limited liability company transactions, and corporate split ups. In addition, he has extensive experience in connection with shareholder and other business owner disputes. He also has significant experience with transaction-related tax issues. Mr. Nathan was a member of the Board of Directors of Haynes and Boone from 2002 through 2012, and is one of the original partners who opened that firm's Houston office in 1990.

Mr. Dinerstein is a graduate of New York University School of Law (LL.M., Taxation), and earned his J.D. from Washington University where he was Articles Editor of Washington University Law Quarterly. He graduated from Tulane University with a B.S.M., magna cum laude.

Mr. Nathan earned his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law (with honors, Order of the Coif), and his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin (Phi Beta Kappa).

Jones Day is a global law firm with 41 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500.