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V&E Advises Targa Resources in $7.7 Billion Acquisition of Atlas

V&E Advises Targa Resources in $7.7 Billion Acquisition of Atlas

Houston-based Targa Resources Partners LP and Targa Resources Corp. are acquiring Atlas Pipeline Partners, LP and its Pennsylvania-based master limited partnership, Atlas Energy, LP, for $7.7 billion. …

Pro Bono Death Penalty Case Reaches Finish Line for Carrington Coleman

Pro Bono Death Penalty Case Reaches Finish Line for Carrington Coleman

Their client, Manuel Velez, was sentenced to death in 2008 for allegedly murdering his girlfriend’s 11-month-old son on Oct. 31, 2005 by causing severe head injuries to the baby.…

Andrews Kurth Handles Three Deals

Andrews Kurth Handles Three Deals

Lawyers from Andrews Kurth are currently working on two acquisitions and one securities offering for clients. …

V&E and Kirkland & Ellis Advise in $700 Million Equity Deal

V&E and Kirkland & Ellis Advise in $700 Million Equity Deal

Houston-based Windy Cove Energy LLC has received a commitment from New York energy private equity firm, Blackstone Energy Partners and affiliates to invest up to $700 million. …

Latham Advises in $340 Million Bakken Shale Deal

Latham Advises in $340 Million Bakken Shale Deal

Natural Resource Partners will acquire $340 million worth of assets in North Dakota from an affiliate of Tulsa-based Kaiser-Francis Oil Company for $340 million. …

Analysis: Federal Courts Better Define Privilege for In-House Counsel

Analysis: Federal Courts Better Define Privilege for In-House Counsel

Even when an in-house lawyer’s advice has a business component, if one of several primary purposes of the communication is to give or seek legal advice, the confidentiality of that…

V&E and Gardere Advise in Commercial Trucking Transaction

V&E and Gardere Advise in Commercial Trucking Transaction

Addison-based Daseke Inc. on Friday announced that it is acquiring Fort Worth-based and privately held Lone Star Transportation for an undisclosed amount. …

Weil Advises Apco in $427 Million Merger Agreement

Weil Advises Apco in $427 Million Merger Agreement

Tulsa, Okla.-based Apco Oil and Gas International Inc. announced Friday that the Argentinian oil and gas company Pluspetrol Resources Corporation will purchase it for $427 million. …

HayBoo Advises WhiteWave in $195 Million ‘Non-Dairy’ Acquisition

HayBoo Advises WhiteWave in $195 Million ‘Non-Dairy’ Acquisition

WhiteWave Foods Company will now be able to appeal to more lactose-intolerant customers with its recent acquisition announcement of So Delicious Dairy Free for $195 million. …

Godwin Lewis Lays Off 17 Lawyers, Victims of Success

Godwin Lewis Lays Off 17 Lawyers, Victims of Success

Only a month ago, Don Godwin and his legal team won one of the biggest environmental legal disputes ever. Today, 17 lawyers from that team are out of work.…

Andrews Kurth and V&E Advise in Enterprise-Oiltanking $4.4 Billion Deal

Andrews Kurth and V&E Advise in Enterprise-Oiltanking $4.4 Billion Deal

Two teams of Houston lawyers led the transaction -- Andrews Kurth for Enterprise Products and V&E for Oiltanking Holdings Americas, Inc. Both firms have handled previous transactional work for the…

Sidley Leads PE Investment in Crude by Rail Deal

Sidley Leads PE Investment in Crude by Rail Deal

An old business sector is experiencing a quiet but significant amount of attention from investors: trains. “Crude by rail is a hot story,” said Cliff Vrielink, a Houston…

Bracewell and Baker Botts Advise in $235 Million Pipeline Assets Deal

Bracewell and Baker Botts Advise in $235 Million Pipeline Assets Deal

The transaction is between Chevron and EnLink Midstream, a Dallas company that Crosstex Energy and Devon Energy formed together early this year. …

Latham and V&E Advise in Encana and Athlon’s $5.93 Billion Agreement

Latham and V&E Advise in Encana and Athlon’s $5.93 Billion Agreement

Encana Corporation is gaining more of a presence in Texas with its merger agreement to acquire Fort Worth-based Athlon Energy Inc. for $5.93 billion.…

Busy Days Continue on M&A Front

Busy Days Continue on M&A Front

Jones Day, Baker Botts, Thompson & Knight, V&E, Latham, Simpson Thacher and Norton Rose Fulbright have all completed mid-sized to big dollar deals in the past week. …

Texas Court Answers: 10:00 a.m. Means 10:00 a.m.

Texas Court Answers: 10:00 a.m. Means 10:00 a.m.

There are court decisions that change the law, but this is a case that should put the fear of God into those who run a litigation calendar. The bottom line:…

Baker Botts and Latham Advise in $1.4 Billion Pipeline Deal

Baker Botts and Latham Advise in $1.4 Billion Pipeline Deal

Calgary-based Veresen Inc. has agreed to purchase a 50 percent interest in the Ruby pipeline system from Global Infrastructure Partners for $1.4 billion. …

Beirne, Maynard & Parsons Scores Summary Judgment in Probate Battle

Beirne, Maynard & Parsons Scores Summary Judgment in Probate Battle

A San Antonio probate judge has granted a summary judgment for ACCC Holding Corporation (AHC), dismissing all claims that the deceased founder wrongfully transferred his wife’s inherited shares to…

TX Supreme Court: “Once We Grant…Chances Are We Are Going to Reverse”

TX Supreme Court: “Once We Grant…Chances Are We Are Going to Reverse”

Seven members of the Texas Supreme Court spent a couple hours at this past weekend’s Texas Tribune Festival answering questions important to many appellate law practitioners. The justices discussed recent…

Commercial Vehicle Crashes Cause Litigation Boom for Texas Lawyers

Commercial Vehicle Crashes Cause Litigation Boom for Texas Lawyers

The number of serious or deadly crashes involving commercial trucks hauling materials in the oil and gas boom has skyrocketed during the past three years.…