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V&E Leads Caiman Energy’s $1.5 billion JV

V&E Leads Caiman Energy’s $1.5 billion JV

Sarah Morgan's to-do list this week: Get promoted to partner and co-lead with Marcia Backus a $1.5 billion joint venture Dallas-based Caiman Energy II.…

Jones Day Leads $240 Million International Deal

Jones Day Leads $240 Million International Deal

The attorneys of Jones Day's Dallas office play a big role in an international oil and gas deal.…

Latham Advises ETE in $1 Billion Asset Sale

Latham Advises ETE in $1 Billion Asset Sale

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners is selling its Missouri Gas Energy and New England Gas companies to Laclede Group, which is based in St. Louis, for $1 billion.…

Fiscal Cliff Could Endanger Access to Federal Courts

Fiscal Cliff Could Endanger Access to Federal Courts

Federal judges in Texas say that sequestration could have devastating effects on people’s access to the court system and the administration of justice. “If you furlough the garbage collectors, no…

Jeff Schlegel of Jones Day Leads Two Midstream-Oriented Energy Deals

Jeff Schlegel of Jones Day Leads Two Midstream-Oriented Energy Deals

December is a busy time for transactions, which is keeping the energy attorneys' plates full.…

Texas Supreme Court Orders Mandatory, Uniform E-Filing

All filings in all civil cases, including family, probate, county at-law and district courts in the large metropolitan areas and in all appellate courts will be electronic by Jan. 1,…

Skadden-Houston Advises Spectra Energy on $1.4 Billion Deal

Skadden-Houston Advises Spectra Energy on $1.4 Billion Deal

Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp. is buying Express-Platte pipeline from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. …

With Fulbright Merging, Who’s Next?

With Fulbright Merging, Who’s Next?

Circle the Texas wagons. The British are coming! A half-dozen London-based law firms have been quietly knocking on the doors of managing partners in Dallas and Houston in recent months…

Thompson & Knight Advises Cardinal Midstream in Asset Sale

Thompson & Knight Advises Cardinal Midstream in Asset Sale

Dallas-based Cardinal Midstream is selling its natural gas processing, treatment, and pipeline systems in the Woodford Shale in Oklahoma for $600 million to Atlas Pipeline Partners of Philadelphia. …

V&E Advises Plains All American Pipeline in $500 Million Acquisition

V&E Advises Plains All American Pipeline in $500 Million Acquisition

Two Houston companies engage in $500 million transaction that includes presence in three significant shales.…

Jeffrey Boyd Appointed to Texas Supreme Court – Update

Jeffrey Boyd Appointed to Texas Supreme Court – Update

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed his chief of staff and former general counsel to fill the seat left open when Dale Wainwright resigned in September. Boyd is a former litigation…

Jones Day and Fulbright Advise ARP and DTE in $255 Million Deal

Jones Day and Fulbright Advise ARP and DTE in $255 Million Deal

This transaction is the third acquisition for ARP this year in the Fort Worth basin.…

Battered Personal Injury Bar Branches Out to Business Clients – Update

Battered Personal Injury Bar Branches Out to Business Clients – Update

A curious development has occurred in recent months: trial lawyer Frank Branson has been showing up in court in multimillion-dollar business disputes representing physicians and other executives who used to…

Seven Partners Jump from HayBoo to Akin Gump

The partners include Marty Brimmage, Arnold Spencer, Garrett DeVries and Matt Zmigrosky…

Jones Day Advises MPC in Acquiring Significant BP Assets

Jones Day Advises MPC in Acquiring Significant BP Assets

MPC has signed an agreement to acquire some of BP's integrated refining and marketing assets located in Texas and the Southeast.…

Indian Minister Visits Dallas as Texas Business with Country Flourishes

Indian Minister Visits Dallas as Texas Business with Country Flourishes

S.M. Krishna, India’s Minster of External Affairs and a 1959 graduate of the SMU Dedman School of Law, is returning to his alma mater Wednesday. The highest-ranking Indian official to…

Edith Jones Resigns as 5th Circuit Chief Judge

Edith Jones Resigns as 5th Circuit Chief Judge

Chief Judge Jones is stepping away from the leadership role for “various family reasons,” but she will stay on the court as a judge. Her resignation means that Judge Carl…

Life Partners Prevails in Hearing Against AG

Life Partners Prevails in Hearing Against AG

The Texas Attorney General's office still faces trouble punishing a Waco-based insurance investment company that the state believes is violating the Texas Securities Act. …

V&E Leads Riverstone’s Investment in Sage Midstream

V&E Leads Riverstone’s Investment in Sage Midstream

Private equity firms continue to invest big money in the oil patch, and that is good news for Texas energy lawyers.…

Judge Orders Life Partners to Cease Selling Unregistered Securities

Judge Orders Life Partners to Cease Selling Unregistered Securities

An Austin judge also issued a TRO instructing the Waco-based company to preserve all financial documentation, but declined Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's request to immediately appoint a receiver to…