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Hunts Give SMU Dedman $5 Million for Crimes Against Women Clinic

Hunts Give SMU Dedman $5 Million for Crimes Against Women Clinic

The gift from Ray and Nancy Ann Hunter Hunt will create a new advocacy center to help women who have been abused and targeted for crimes.…

Musical Chairs in Texas Legal Community

Musical Chairs in Texas Legal Community

As large national law firms continue to move into Texas to create a foothold in Dallas' diverse business climate and Houston's energy sector, a separate but related shift is occurring…

Bank Fraud Lawsuits Target NexBank Securities, A Client, Accountants and Lawyer

Bank Fraud Lawsuits Target NexBank Securities, A Client, Accountants and Lawyer

Two national financial lenders have sued Dallas-based NexBank Securities and its investment banking subsidiary, one of its clients and the client’s accountants and a lawyer for conspiring together to commit…

Alternative Fees Take Bite Out of the Billable Hour

Alternative Fees Take Bite Out of the Billable Hour

Corporations seeking outside legal assistance have been looking to alternative fee arrangements in recent years as an answer to cut legal expenses and move away from growing hourly rates. …

V&E and Latham Advise in Phillips 66 Asset Shift

V&E and Latham Advise in Phillips 66 Asset Shift

Houston-based Phillips 66 Partners is buying two refinery-grade storage systems and a pipeline system owned by its parent company for $700 million.…

Life Partners Wins and Loses in The Same Week

Life Partners Wins and Loses in The Same Week

The federal jury found the company and two executives did not defraud investors or commit insider trading, but that they did commit other securities violations.…

Baker Botts and V&E Close $1 Billion IPO

Baker Botts and V&E Close $1 Billion IPO

Pennsylvania-based Rice Energy Inc. this week closed its $1.05 billion initial public offering of 50 million common shares priced at $21 per unit.…

UPDATE: Jury Says ETP and Enterprise Were in a Partnership, Awards $319 Million

UPDATE: Jury Says ETP and Enterprise Were in a Partnership, Awards $319 Million

A Dallas jury, in a potential landmark verdict that has attracted a lot of attention from energy companies and general counsel, ruled last Tuesday that two businesses can be involved…

Texas M&A Rebounded in Q4 of 2013

Texas M&A Rebounded in Q4 of 2013

Texas-based businesses rediscovered their M&A mojo during the fourth quarter of 2013, ending an otherwise slightly above average year of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and initial public offerings with a…

Baker Botts Advises in $2 Billion Company Combination

Baker Botts Advises in $2 Billion Company Combination

Kraton Performance Polymers has entered a definitive agreement to combine with Taiwan-based LCY Chemical Corp.’s styrenic block polymer (SBC) operations, which creates a $2 billion revenue company.…

Latham Advises in $924 Million Utica Shale Sale

Latham Advises in $924 Million Utica Shale Sale

Fortune 100 company Hess Corporation is selling 74,000 acres of its dry gas acreage in the Utica Shale to an undisclosed third party for $924 million.…

Mark Cuban Launches New SEC Transcript Venture

Mark Cuban Launches New SEC Transcript Venture

Inspired by his own recent experience, Cuban is blogging about transcripts to "help people who have to decide how to engage the SEC in civil litigation."…

Hecht is Now Longest Serving Texas Justice Ever

Hecht is Now Longest Serving Texas Justice Ever

Chief Justice Nathan Hecht has served more than 9,157 days on the Texas Supreme Court, making him the longest serving justice in history.…

V&E Advises Crestview Partners and Texoma in Acquisition of Crude Oil Business

V&E Advises Crestview Partners and Texoma in Acquisition of Crude Oil Business

Texoma Transportation & Crude Marketing, LLC announced Friday that it has acquired CP Energy.…

Mexico Moves Toward Historic Energy Reforms

Mexico Moves Toward Historic Energy Reforms

V&E's Boyd Carano and colleagues examine efforts to end the 75-year monopoly on the oil and gas industry and open Mexico’s energy sector to private investment and participation. …

Q&A with mergermarket’s Chad Watt, the M&A Expert

Q&A with <em>mergermarket’s</em> Chad Watt, the M&A Expert

Chad discusses how energy M&A has evolved over the past five years, how midstream MLPs dominated in 2013 and what he predicts for 2014.…

Akin Gump Prevails in $4 Million Jury Verdict

Akin Gump Prevails in $4 Million Jury Verdict

A Texas neurosurgeon won $4 million in damages when the jury determined last week that a medical device company misappropriated his trade secret.…

Weil Advises in $1.3 Billion Chuck E. Cheese’s Acquisition

Weil Advises in $1.3 Billion Chuck E. Cheese’s Acquisition

Chuck E. Cheese’s is about to receive infinity prizes worth of coins when its Irving-based parent company, CEC Entertainment, Inc. gets acquired by Apollo Global Management, LLC for $1.3…

HayBoo Advises in $500 Million Marcellus Shale Acquisition

HayBoo Advises in $500 Million Marcellus Shale Acquisition

Dallas-based Chief Oil & Gas and its working interest partners have acquired MKR Holdings LLC from a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation for about $500 million.…

Baker Botts and Latham Advise in First MLP IPO of 2014

Baker Botts and Latham Advise in First MLP IPO of 2014

The IPO was by Tulsa, Okla.-based Cypress Energy Partners, LP and was valued at $75 million.…