Reed Smith has opened an office in Dallas, giving the US firm its third Texas office, having opened for business in Austin last year and in Houston six years ago. 

The new office will be led by eight partners from three different law firms.

Of the eight partners, three will lead the Dallas office's corporate team: Bobby Majumder, Ryan Preston and Lynwood Reinhardt

All three members of the global corporate practice joined Reed Smith from Perkins Coie. 

Majumder focuses on M&A and securities transactions in the oil and gas sector. while Preston specialises in M&A and private equity deals and Reinhardt works in the M&A and investment funds spaces.