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Virgil Ochoa Member

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2009

Court Admissions

  • Texas State Courts, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Sourthern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2009

Webster University, M.A., 2001

The University of Texas at El Paso, B.A., 1999

Virgil Ochoa is an attorney in Dykema's Business Services Group and Dental Service Organizations Group where he focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions, and affiliations with Dental Service Organizations, formation of corporate finance matters and international trade law.

Mr. Ochoa regularly advises clients on a wide array of corporate matters, including assisting investors in buying, selling, or investing in Dental Service Organizations, assisting dentists in selling their practices, and assisting Dental Service Organizations in affiliating with dental practices, and creating regulatory corporate business models.

His export control practice includes helping companies interpret the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Federal Trade Regulations (FTR) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Virgil also represents clients in import-related matters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities.


  • Represented dentists in selling assets and affiliating with a DSO in $50 million dollar transaction.
  • Represented private equity backed group in affiliating with dental office in $25 million dollar acquisition.
  • Represented founding dentist group in $15 million dollar sale and affiliation with private equity backed DSO. 
  • Represented private equity backed group in forming DSO and affiliating with founding dentists in $14 million dollar transaction.
  • Representing Dental Service Organizations in affiliating with numerous dental practices.
  • Regularly representing dentists in buying and selling their practices ranging from $1 million to $50 million.
  • Regularly representing private equity groups in affiliating with dental practices, acquiring non-clinical assets, and forming DSOs, ranging from $1 million to $40 million.
  • Assisting in the formation of regulatory compliant Dental Service Organizations.
  • Prepared disclosure relating to ITAR-related technical data.
  • Prepared disclosures for multiple oil and gas companies regarding violations of EAR and Foreign Trade Regulations.
  • Assisted exporter of HVAC equipment in developing export compliance program.
  • Assisted large oil and gas company with developing export compliance program, submitting voluntary disclosures, and developing product classifications.
  • Represented aerospace company in compliance issues with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and with general corporate advice regarding co-development of products and releases of information to foreign corporations.
  • Represented developer of radiation-hardened microchips for compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations.
  • Represented oil and gas company in developing export control program, including developing policies and procedures, evaluating current products and evaluating risk areas regarding the Export Administration Regulations.

Memberships & Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
    • International Law Section
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
  • American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), Member
  • International Compliance and Professional Association (ICPA), Member

Community/Civic Activities

  • Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
  • Inaugural Golf for Hope Tournament, El Paso, Texas, Co-Chair (January 2005-July 2005)
  • Recognized as a Rising Star in Bankruptcy: Business and International Law by Texas Super Lawyers®, 2015-2019