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Prior to law school, Chandler Saul worked in the deregulated energy market as a commercial energy broker and negotiated energy contracts and power purchases for commercial energy users across deregulated markets in North America. Through this experience, she developed strong negotiation skills and the ability to strategically advance her client’s short-term and long-term objectives and priorities. These are skill-sets she utilizes daily in her legal practice.

Chandler represents clients in a variety of corporate and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructures, private equity and venture capital investments and strategically evaluating how to protect client’s intellectual property. She also particularly enjoys partnering with entrepreneurs to develop and launch new business ventures. Chandler takes a holistic approach to providing sound advice to her clients by strategically evaluating the unique mix of dynamics at play in each particular circumstance and crafting innovative and dynamic solutions and approaches to benefit and advance her clients’ goals and objectives.

She believes a key to successfully representing her clients is truly understanding their businesses so she can best personalize her representation to their unique business models and dynamics. This allowed her to gain a depth of knowledge and experience in a variety of industries, such as healthcare, finance, technology and web development, food and beverage industry, cyber security, the oil and gas and alternative energy sector, commercial leasing, and land use and development to name a few. She also has a strong regulatory and compliance practice in a number of highly regulated industries.


  • Texas Bar, 2019
  • U.S. District Court – Northern

Areas of Focus

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Formations
  • Complex Business Transactions
  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Real Estate

Legal Affiliations

  • Higginbotham Inn of Court, Pupil
  • Texas Bar College
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Women Lawyers Association
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association


  • Co-Author, “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing? A Deep Dive Into the Implications of United States Patent & Trademark Office V. B.V.” October 2020
  • Co-Author, “The Fight for Footprint: Energy Development and Competing Surface Use Issues,” State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar College 21st Annual Summer School, July 2019
  • Co-Author, “Trouble Outside the Fence: Does Open Range Law Apply?,” The Progressive Cattleman, June 2019
  • Co-Author, “Agriculture and Environmental Law: Focusing on Defense Strategies,” 24 Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, Spring 2019
  • Co-Author, “Fences and Neighbors: Knowing the Rules,” The Progressive Cattleman, April 2019
  • Co-Author, “Proposed Oregon Legislation May Create Nation’s Toughest Dairy Law,” Texas Association of Dairymen, January 2019
  • Co-Author, “How Does Texas’ Open-Range History Interact with Developments in Fencing Laws?,” Texas Association of Dairymen, December 2018
  • Co-Author, “FDA Look into 2018 E. Coli Outbreak Could Impact CAFOs,” Texas Association of Dairymen, August 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter: “Arbitration and Domestic Oil and Gas Leases: How Preemptive Strategy and Drafting Can Facilitate More Effective Dispute Resolution,” Texas A&M University School of Law Energy Law Symposium, Young Scholars Panel, Spring 2018