University of Houston Law Foundation Professor of Law
B.A., Fordham College, summa cum laude 1982; J.D., Harvard University, magna cum laude 1985
Professor Ragazzo graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University in 1982, with a B.A. in Political Science, and magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1985. While at Harvard, he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After a clerkship with the Honorable Jon O. Newman on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Professor Ragazzo spent four years as a litigation attorney with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a New York law firm that specializes in mergers and acquisitions. Professor Ragazzo came to the University of Houston Law Center in the fall of 1990 as an Associate Professor of Law. He was tenured in 1995 and promoted to Professor of Law in 1999. Professor Ragazzo was a George Butler Research Professor of Law from 2000 to 2002 and became a University of Houston Law Foundation Professor of Law in 2005.
Professor Ragazzo teaches in the areas of federal civil procedure and business law. He received the University of Houston’s Teaching Excellence Award in 1994 and 2006, the Student Bar Association’s Professor of the Year Award in 1991 and 2004, and the Order of the Barons’ Professor of the Year Award in 1993, 1995, and 2006.
Professor Ragazzo has co-authored a treatise on Texas business organizations and a casebook on the law of business organizations. His current writing project involves a treatise on the law of closely held corporations.
Mergers & Acquisitions