Ronald Wright has practiced law for more than 15 years, 13 of which he has worked alongside his longtime business partner, Rodney Drinnon, and their experienced group of talented attorneys and staff. It is an endearing narrative that began in 2008, when Ronald and Rodney founded a successful and sought-after law firm in Houston and after 7 years, they teamed up with McCathern, a Dallas based firm with a national presence.
Ronald is a managing partner of McCathern’s Houston office, specializing in a transactional practice with an expansive client base across all industries including real estate, banking, construction, automotive, hospitality, food service and oil and gas. Working with attorneys in McCathern’s Houston, Dallas, Frisco and Los Angeles offices, they manifest a full-service law firm that fosters collaboration and provides their clients a robust range of experience and world-class service. Along the way, Ronald has accumulated impressive accolades, not the least of which are a Super Lawyers listing in 2020 and 2021 and regular features as a top lawyer in H Texas and Houstonia.
While Ronald credits his success to the support of his co-workers and his commitment to serving those he represents, which includes Fortune 500 companies, banks, distributors, restauranteurs, entrepreneurs and business leaders, his colleagues and clients might add that he is a brilliant advocate who excels in his advocacy by being an excellent listener. A seemingly simple skill, but one that many in his field often lack or overlook. It contributes to his efficacy as a negotiator and to his adept handling of mergers and acquisitions, real estate deals, government bids, capital raises, contracts, and consultation on business and corporate governance matters. And the effect of this ability on his clients cannot be overstated. “Listening allows me to understand my clients’ goals and concerns, but I also genuinely want to understand my clients’ businesses and get to know the people behind them. My clients become valued relationships, and those blossom into friendships,” Ronald shares.
Another of Ronald’s many talents, and one that has driven him over the years, is deal structuring. “I find the art of the deal to be enthralling and I enjoy overcoming challenges. I want to explore every possible scenario and method when it comes to handling a deal,” he explains. And undoubtedly, his impressive roster of clients would agree that Ronald is a rare breed of attorney who can be wholly relied upon to serve their best interests.
Ronald received his BA from the University of Texas and his JD from Michigan State University. He is licensed to practice in Texas and California.