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Cleve Glenn practices corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, private placement investments and outside general counsel services, which include, among other things, drafting and negotiating commercial leases, sale-leaseback transactions, master service agreements, supply agreements, and financing documents. Cleve is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.

Cleve’s corporate clients include private middle-market companies focusing on, among others, the energy services, real estate development, construction, and financial services industries. Cleve also provides commercial law counsel to a publicly held industrial corporation providing services to the industrial, energy, transportation and construction sectors.

Having previously served as General Counsel and CFO of an energy services company, Cleve possesses a unique blend of experience that allows Cleve to work collaboratively with clients to make impactful business decisions that yield optimal legal and financial results.

Cleve 's Relevant Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

Represented a private drilling company in $58 million sale of equity to a private subsidiary of a public Canadian company.

Represented a truck franchisee and its owners on the sale of its business assets in a transaction valued at $28.7 million.

Represented a private safety and inspection services company in $17.9 million sale of equity to a private subsidiary of a public U.K. equity fund.

Represented strategic investor in the $17 million acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning products and services company.

Real Estate & Finance Transactions

Represented a private investment group in $10 million acquisition of a 112,867 square foot office building.

Represented a private investment group in $1.7 million acquisition and construction of a 4,500 square foot commercial property.

Represented a private investment group in $1.3 million acquisition and construction of a 4,500 square foot commercial property.

Represented a national porcelain fabrication and installation company in raising $8 million of growth capital from private investors.

Represented a national lender in a $13 million promissory note sale to a third-party investor.

Outside Corporate General Counsel Representations

Represent a national residential mortgage lender with ongoing licensing, corporate governance, commercial transaction and contract matters.

Represent a Houston based real estate developer with ongoing finance, leasing, corporate governance, acquisitions and divestiture matters.

Represent an energy services company with ongoing corporate governance, commercial transactions and related contract matters.

Represented a professional basketball sports agency in growth equity investment and agency agreement matters.

Advise an oil and gas producer with ongoing finance, corporate governance, commercial transactions and related contract matters.

Advised an entertainment company on corporate governance, commercial contract and license matters related to domestic and international music festivals.

Served as outside general counsel to private wellness clinic that provide various services to its clients including anti-aging strategies, nutritional consultations and clinical testing.

Other Info About Cleve


Law School

University of Miami School of Law J.D., 2007, cum laude

Undergraduate School

Lamar University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, 2000

Bar Memberships

Cleve is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Texas, 2007


Cleve is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas

U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Southern, and Northern Districts of Texas


Local & National Recognition

Houston’s Top Lawyers List, Houstonia Magazine, Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions, 2022

Most Effective Dealmakers, Texas Lawyer, 2022

Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2022

2013 “Texas Rising Star” by Texas Monthly magazine

Selected as Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by the Kids in Need of Legal Defense KIND) organization, for his work in helping three young siblings find care and protection in the United States, February 2012

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Licensed Certified Public Accountant, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Deacon, Tallowood Baptist Church

Board of Directors, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc. (2016 –2019)

Firm Committees

Cleve serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Belonging Committee, Member

Legal Project Management Committee, Member

Associate Recruiting Committee, Member


Cleve was invited to speak at the following events:

Presenter, “Injection Wells and Seismic Events: How are Regulators and Courts Reacting,” Energy & Mineral Law Foundation 35th Annual Conference, June 2014

Panel Speaker, 2015 Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference, April 2015

Presenter, “Negotiating Key Points in Business Acquisition Agreements: A Practical Guide for Business Owners,” Contract Law Overview for International Businesses Seeking to Transact Business in the United States, December 2019

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