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About Nigel

Nigel Wheeler counsels clients on corporate and securities law matters, including complex business and commercial transactions, as well as on public finance matters.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Nigel interned for the Honorable Phyllis Lister Brown in the 162nd Judicial District Court in Dallas, Texas. He also worked as a journalist for more than seven years before attending law school.


Recent Notable Matters

Town of Addison, Texas — bond counsel in connection with $16.9 million of Certificates of Obligation, Series 2019

City of Lewisville, Texas — bond counsel in connection with $10.735 million of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019 and $9.25 million of Waterworks & Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 2019

Woodforest National Bank — sale of its asset-based and equipment finance lending businesses, including the $495 million loan portfolio, to Sterling National Bank

Brazos Presbyterian Homes, Inc. and BPH Holding Co. — acquisition of Longhorn Village, an entrance fee life plan community in Austin, Texas, through a member substitution transaction resulting in BPHH becoming the sole member of Longhorn Village; before the change in control, Longhorn Village was previously sponsored by The Texas Exes, the official alumni association of the University of Texas

East Texas Medical Center Healthcare System — sale of substantially all assets to Ardent Health Services, including a network of 9 hospitals, 39 clinics, 2 inpatient facilities, 13 regional rehabilitation facilities, physician clinics, 2 emergency centers, regional home health services covering 41 counties, a comprehensive seven-trauma center care network, and an EMS fleet of more than 45 ambulances and 4 helicopters. In connection with the acquisition, Ardent and The UT Health Science Center formed a partnership and will invest more than $125 million in the new UT Health East Texas health system to support operations and fund improvements.

Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) — assisted with representation in connection with a sophisticated and complex spin-off transaction involving Pieces Technologies, Inc. (Pieces Tech), an innovative healthcare analytics entity that deploys cutting-edge technology to improve clinical and community health outcomes; Pieces Tech officially launched with a $21.6 million Series A funding round led by Pacific Advantage Capital (PAC Partners) and Jump Capital, with participation from various healthcare systems and select Dallas family offices, among others

Publications and Speeches

“Reel Ethics – Special Challenges in Ethics and Professional Responsibility,” ACC CLE Symposium, April 2018.



Washington and Lee University,
University of California, Berkeley,

Bar Admissions



The Family Place, Dallas
Partners Board




162nd Judicial District Court of Dallas, Texas


Past Events