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About Me

John Dorsey, PLLC was founded in May 2015 based on the idea that a boutique law firm committed to excellence would better serve its clients.

John practices corporate, securities, M&A, technology, entertainment, real estate and international law. His practice also includes structuring, negotiating and drafting commercial agreements across a broad range of disciplines, including software, biotech, new media, sports, event production, music, marketing, promotion, vendor, consulting and sponsorship.

John works closely with entrepreneurs, CEOs, founders, investors and fund managers. Fluent in Spanish, John regularly advises U.S. businesses expanding to international markets and non-U.S. companies entering the U.S.

Prior to starting his own law firm, John was a Partner at Strasburger & Price, LLP in Austin, Texas.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

Practice Areas


  1. Contracts & Agreements: 40%
    11 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 30%
    11 years
  3. Mergers & Acquisitions: 30%
    11 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Mitchell Forsyth Zoll

    John is an intelligent and creative lawyer. He works to understand his clients' business, as well as their needs and concerns, then uses that information to counsel his clients through complex business transactions.


    Mitchell Zoll Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Shane Michael Boasberg

    Great Person, Great Lawyer.


    Shane Boasberg Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

John Dorsey PLLC

600 Congress Avenue
Suite 1400
Austin, TX, 78701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200409/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Texas Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Texas Rising StarsSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Phil Kelton Business Associate AwardStrasburger & Price, LLP2011
Mark Martin Associate of the Year AwardStrasburger & Price, LLP2010
Strasburger Rainmaker AwardStrasburger & Price, LLP2009
The Phil Kelton Business Associate AwardStrasburger & Price, LLP2008
The Mike Joplin Ambassador Award (Outstanding Client Service)Strasburger & Price, LLP2007
Leonard Rosensen Award (Finance and Real Estate Transactions)Tulane Law School2004
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerStrasburger & Price, LLP2004 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
Austin Business JournalThe fine print*2013
KUT Radio (Interview)KUT Radio Interview - "New Rule Worries Foreign Depositors"2012
TheDeal.comPrivatization, no [Pemex]2009
Business Traveler OnlineFace Time [Business Etiquette in Mexico]2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
George Washington UniversityN/AMA - Masters1999
University of Colorado - BoulderSpanish & International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Financial Executives InternationalDoing Business in Mexico2010
International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring ConfederationSocial Networking for Lawyers2009
Client PresentationAcquiring Assets and Companies in the United States [presentation given in Portuguese]2009
Client PresentationSecured Financing Transactions in the United States [presentation given in Spanish]2008