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Jose M. Padilla

Jose M. Padilla

179 S. Main Street, Suite 102
Boerne, Texas 78006

Phone. 210-504-4404
Fax. 210-504-4404
Main. 210-504-4400
E-mail. jpadilla@lkclawfirm.com

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate
  • Business Transactions
  • Healthcare

Professional Summary

José has been practicing law since 2000 with a focus on corporate, healthcare and business transactions.

  • In corporate transactions, his practice focuses on corporate formation, private equity financings, mergers & acquisitions, strategic corporate transactions, and general advisory regarding corporate and financing strategy.
  • He has expertise, as well, with healthcare transactions and regulations, including HIPAA, Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute regulatory advice. José previously worked as general counsel for a physician-owned healthcare system and at a national healthcare company focusing on post-acute care and eldercare.
  • As assistant general counsel for an international Australian-based gaming company in Las Vegas, he handled international customer contracts, as well as managed international acquisitions of software companies.
  • He teaches health law for NYU’s Masters of Public Health program, and previously taught a corporate transactions course at UNLV’s law school.
  • He loves to travel, having visited over 60 countries and speaks several foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, French and Russian.
  • José uses his broad experience to provide efficient and effective representation for his clients.

Education Background

  • J.D. – University of Pennsylvania Law School 2000
  • A.B., cum laude – Harvard College – 1997
  • Dean’s List
  • Harvard College Scholar

Honors & Awards


  • D.C. Bar’s Frederick B. Abramson Award for co-authoring “Independent Directors and Tax Exempt Organizations”

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, Administration of the Rules of Evidence Committee, Member (2012 – 2016).
  • State Bar of Texas, Professionalism Committee, Member (1992-1995).
  • State Bar of Texas, Crimes Victims Committee, Member (1993-1997).
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow.
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Houston Bar Association.
  • The Woodlands Bar Association.
  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.

Publications & Presentations


  • “What’s Wrong with a Washout: Fiduciary Duties of a Venture Capitalist Investor in a Washout Financing,” Houston Business and Tax Law Journal

  • “Anti-Dilution Provisions: Which One is Best for Founders?”, Startups San Antonio

Bar Admissions


  • Texas State Bar