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NTSB New Drone Decision Impacts Texas Energy, Utility and Real Estate Sectors

NTSB New Drone Decision Impacts Texas Energy, Utility and Real Estate Sectors

The National Transportation Safety Board's new decision granting regulatory authority of unmanned aircraft systems is a blow to businesses seeking to use drones in a variety of industries. It is…

Locke Lord Partners Approve Merger with Edwards Wildman

Locke Lord Partners Approve Merger with Edwards Wildman

Mathematics professor Maurice Locke started his Dallas solo practice in 1891. Frank Liddell joined a small firm in Houston in 1916. The firm's first client was the Houston Chronicle and…

Helen of Troy Ltd Sued by Founder for Fraud and Deceit

Helen of Troy Ltd Sued by Founder for Fraud and Deceit

El Paso Entrepreneur Jerry Rubin is accusing the hair-care consumer products company he founded 45 years ago and its board of directors of fraudulently and deceitfully forcing him out as…

Cyber Risk – What’s a Business to Do?

Cyber Risk – What’s a Business to Do?

Is cyber risk insurable and if so, what products are available?…

Dallas Think Tank Sues Law Firm

Dallas Think Tank Sues Law Firm

The National Center for Policy Analysis has sued Winstead and its chairman emeritus Mike Baggett, claiming legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty.…

TX Law Firms Gear Up for Booming Mexican Legal Market

TX Law Firms Gear Up for Booming Mexican Legal Market

Dozens of law firms – most of them prominent Texas operations – are trying to expand into Mexico ahead of major energy reforms being implemented that could lead to tens-of-billions…

Baker Botts Leads Halliburton’s $34.6 Billion Purchase of Baker Hughes

Baker Botts Leads Halliburton’s $34.6 Billion Purchase of Baker Hughes

Houston-based oil giant Halliburton announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase Baker Hughes Incorporated, a fellow Houston company and big player in the energy industry, in a stock and…

ADL Recognizes Jeff Chapman: Master of M&A but with a Kind Heart

ADL Recognizes Jeff Chapman: Master of M&A but with a Kind Heart

The Gibson Dunn M&A partner has closed dozens of business mergers and acquisitions valued accumulatively at more than $50 billion during his three decades as a corporate lawyer in Dallas.…

Lawyers for Waste Management, IP and MIMC Win Big in Billion-dollar San Jacinto River Environmental Trial

Lawyers for Waste Management, IP and MIMC Win Big in Billion-dollar San Jacinto River Environmental Trial

The three companies hired Barrett Reasoner, Paula Hinton and Winn Carter to fight Harris County's demand for $3 billion for the 1965 disposal of tons of sludge laced with dioxin.…

V&E Represents 7-Eleven Operator in $437.5 Million Refinery Purchase

V&E Represents 7-Eleven Operator in $437.5 Million Refinery Purchase

Dallas-based Alon USA Energy, Inc. has agreed to acquire the Krotz Springs Refinery in Louisiana from its Delaware limited partner, Alon USA Partners, LP for $437.5 million.…

Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm to Pay Wife $1 Billion in Divorce

Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm to Pay Wife $1 Billion in Divorce

A judge in Oklahoma on Monday ordered Hamm to pay his wife $323 million before the end of 2014 and another $7 million a month for the next 93 months.…

Baker Botts and V&E Advise on $1.15 Billion Pipeline Deal

Baker Botts and V&E Advise on $1.15 Billion Pipeline Deal

Plains All American has agreed to purchase Occidental Petroleum Corporation's 50 percent interest in the BridgeTex pipeline, which extends from Colorado City in West Texas to Texas City.…

Shell Defamation Case Has Profound Implications on Federal Corruption Investigations

Shell Defamation Case Has Profound Implications on Federal Corruption Investigations

At issue in the Texas Supreme Court is whether companies that cooperate with criminal investigations for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act should be immune from defamation suits filed…

Baker Botts Leads $1.8 Billion Spin-Off for Kimberly-Clark

Baker Botts Leads $1.8 Billion Spin-Off for Kimberly-Clark

A group of Baker Botts lawyers primarily from Dallas helped Kimberly-Clark close its previously announced spin-off of its health care business, Halyard Health, Inc. …

Declining Oil Prices = Decline in Oil Patch M&A

Declining Oil Prices = Decline in Oil Patch M&A

More than a dozen Texas-based energy M&A lawyers and investment bankers say they have personally witnessed one or more proposed deals halted during the past two weeks because of the…

Billion-Dollar Houston Environmental Trial Enters Final Stages

Billion-Dollar Houston Environmental Trial Enters Final Stages

Five decades ago, a Houston paper mill dumped tons of sludge laced with dioxin into pits near the San Jacinto River. Harris County is now asking a jury to force…

Latham Advises ETP in New Pipeline JV with Phillips 66

Latham Advises ETP in New Pipeline JV with Phillips 66

The two Texas companies entered two joint ventures to develop the previously announced Dakota Access Pipeline and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline.…

Kirkland and Sidley Advise in KKR’s Investment in Anadarko

Kirkland and Sidley Advise in KKR’s Investment in Anadarko

Global investment firm KKR announced that it has invested a non-disclosed amount to become a non-operated working interest partner with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in the development of its acreage in…

Five TX Firms Advise in Western Gas’ $1.5 Billion Acquisition – Updated

Five TX Firms Advise in Western Gas’ $1.5 Billion Acquisition – Updated

The Woodlands-based Western Gas Partners, LP has agreed to acquire Houston-based Nuevo Midstream Partners, a startup midstream company that is backed by the private equity firm, EnCap Flatrock Midstream.…

Baker Botts Leads Huge Shell Midstream IPO

Baker Botts Leads Huge Shell Midstream IPO

There is a new ticker on the NYSE: SHLX. Houston-based Shell Midstream Partners, a MLP, is expected to raise $920 million. Shell Midstream GC Lori Muratta selected Baker Botts partners…