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Judge Slams Rowdy Girl Farm Owners for Frivolous Lawsuit

Judge Slams Rowdy Girl Farm Owners for Frivolous Lawsuit

A Houston judge has ruled that a $1 million defamation lawsuit filed by the self-proclaimed Queen of Honky Tonk and her husband against a former supporter of their Angleton pro-animal…

Gibson Dunn Advises in $205M Eagle Ford Deal

Gibson Dunn Advises in $205M Eagle Ford Deal

Houston-based Penn Virginia Corp. said Monday that it will acquire Eagle Ford Shale assets from Devon Energy Corp. for $205 million in cash. The deal is part of a $1…

Boutique Investment Banks Making Inroads Among the Top Dealmakers in Texas

Boutique Investment Banks Making Inroads Among the Top Dealmakers in Texas

The bulge-bracket banks that normally rank at the top of the financial adviser league tables nationally are getting some new and fierce competition in the Lone Star State. The Texas…

Reata Pharmaceuticals Taps V&E for Public Offering

Reata Pharmaceuticals Taps V&E for Public Offering

Reata Pharmaceuticals CLO Mike Wortley has turned to his old law firm, Vinson & Elkins, as its legal adviser handling its underwritten public offering of 3.25 million shares, which is…

Baker Botts, Vinson & Elkins Advise on QEP Transaction That Was in Doubt

Baker Botts, Vinson & Elkins Advise on QEP Transaction That Was in Doubt

Some thought QEP’s $740 million divestiture deal might not happen. But lawyers in Dallas, Houston and Austin saw it through. Details are in The Texas Lawbook. …

Mergermarket Law Firm H1 2017 M&A Rankings: V&E, Kirkland, Latham – and a lot of Non-Texas Firms

<em>Mergermarket</em> Law Firm H1 2017 M&A Rankings: V&E, Kirkland, Latham – and a lot of Non-Texas Firms

The Texas Lawbook has exclusive new Mergermarket M&A data on the law firms doing the most deals for Texas companies during the first half of 2017. Twenty-three of the top…

Gibson Dunn, Jones Day Advise on $170M Propane Deal

Gibson Dunn, Jones Day Advise on $170M Propane Deal

Houston-based American Midstream Partners said Monday that it will sell its propane marketing and services business to Netherlands-based SHV Energy NV for $170 million in cash. …

Baker Botts, Locke Lord Advise on $450M Quanta-Stronghold Deal

Baker Botts, Locke Lord Advise on $450M Quanta-Stronghold Deal

A cluster of Houston-based lawyers from Baker Botts and Locke Lord said Friday that they closed Quanta Services’ $450 million acquisition of Stronghold Specialty, a La Porte-based services provider for…

Houston attorneys from Kirkland, Bracewell Counsel on $5.3B Hydro One-Avista Combo

Houston attorneys from Kirkland, Bracewell Counsel on $5.3B Hydro One-Avista Combo

Several Texas attorneys were involved in the big utility merger announced late Wednesday in which Canada’s Hydro One Ltd. is acquiring Avista Corp. of Spokane, Wash., for $5.3 billion. The…

V&E Works on TPG Affiliate’s $220M IPO

V&E Works on TPG Affiliate’s $220M IPO

New York-based TPG RE Finance Trust, a REIT (real estate investment trust), said Monday evening that it priced its IPO at $220 million. The company is offering 11 million shares…

Baker Botts, V&E and Gibson Dunn Advise on $1.3B Select-Rockwater Merger

Baker Botts, V&E and Gibson Dunn Advise on $1.3B Select-Rockwater Merger

Under the agreement, Select will issue 37.95 million shares of common stock in exchange for all outstanding shares of Rockwater common stock. The Texas Lawbook has the details on the…

Updated – Dallas Appeals Court: ‘No partnership between Enterprise and ETP’

Updated – Dallas Appeals Court: ‘No partnership between Enterprise and ETP’

The Dallas Court of Appeals has reversed the 2014 landmark Texas jury verdict that legally established a business version of common law marriage and a $535 million judgment against Houston-based…

From Rudy Kos Comes A Call: “Let’s Talk After All”

From Rudy Kos Comes A Call: “Let’s Talk After All”

For months, accused pedophile priest Rudy Kos had evaded reporter Brooks Egerton. But the night before his vacation trek to New Mexico comes a call: Rudy Kos wanted to talk.…

Sylvia Demarest’s Gift of Disturbing Data

Sylvia Demarest’s Gift of Disturbing Data

Dallas lawyer Sylvian Demarest could have spent another lifetime representing the victims of pedophile priests. Instead, she decided to bequeath her years of research on the matter to help protect…

‘Wake Up the Pope’ – The Historic Jury Verdict Against a Priestly Pedophile that Shook the Catholic Church

‘Wake Up the Pope’ – The Historic Jury Verdict Against a Priestly Pedophile that Shook the Catholic Church

Twenty years ago this month, an extraordinary trial took place in a Dallas County court. It pitted 10 young men and the family of another against the Dallas Catholic Diocese.…

Reese Gordon Marketos Scores $10.4M Patent Defense Verdict for WatchGuard

Reese Gordon Marketos Scores $10.4M Patent Defense Verdict for WatchGuard

A federal jury in Sherman tossed claims late Friday by Denver-based Evicam that an Allen-based competitor had violated two of its patents related to the technology in law enforcement video…

Patent Suits Dwindle As New Era Dawns In EDTX

Patent Suits Dwindle As New Era Dawns In EDTX

A Supreme Court ruling helped steer more plaintiffs to places like Delaware, though experts believe East Texas’ efficient justices will maintain the district’s popularity as a place to settle patent…

Lone Star Funds Buys Ceramic Glaze Maker for $693M

Lone Star Funds Buys Ceramic Glaze Maker for $693M

Dallas-based Lone Star Funds said Thursday that it will purchase Esmalglass, a supplier of intermediate products for the ceramic industry, to Bahrain-based Investcorp for 605 million euros ($693 million). …

Norton Rose Fulbright Wins an Appeal in Long-running Mineral Rights Case

Norton Rose Fulbright Wins an Appeal in Long-running Mineral Rights Case

Norton Rose Fulbright’s recent win in a Texarkana appeals court involves a nearly decade-long dispute over ownership rights in the Haynesville Shale. The legal battle's complexity is truly remarkable; one…

Bracewell Advises Apache in $713M Exit from Canada

Bracewell Advises Apache in $713M Exit from Canada

Apache has exited Canada through the closing of three different transactions. The Houston-based energy company said it will use the $713 million in proceeds to focus on the Permian Basin,…