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Cowboys GC and Four Firms Lead Jerry Jones’ E-sports Acquisition

Cowboys GC and Four Firms Lead Jerry Jones’ E-sports Acquisition

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Crescent owner Jason Goff turned to Cowboys GC Jason Cohen and assistant GC Kaleisha Stuart to lead a legal team that included lawyers from…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 17 Firms, 94 Lawyers, 13 Transactions, $4.7B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-Up: 17 Firms, 94 Lawyers, 13 Transactions, $4.7B

Texas corporate dealmakers had another a brisk week. In addition to the $1.7 billion Vistra-Dynegy deal, there was activity in the food, financial services, chemicals, mining and waste industries, along…

Gibson Dunn, Locke Lord & Akin Gump Advise on $815M Midstream Deal

Gibson Dunn, Locke Lord & Akin Gump Advise on $815M Midstream Deal

Houston-based American Midstream Partners assistant GC Tom Leslie, a former U.S. Army captain who served in Baghdad and Friedberg, Germany, worked with Gibson Dunn in the comany's $815 million purchase…

Vistra & Dynegy GCs use Simpson and Skadden for $1.7B Deal

Vistra & Dynegy GCs use Simpson and Skadden for $1.7B Deal

Two women GCs are starting off the week on total #girlboss status, leading Irving-based Vistra Energy’s first mega-deal: a $4 billion purchase of Houston-based Dynegy. They both hired outside lawyers…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-up: 10 Firms, 67 Lawyers, 15 Transactions, $10.5B

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round-up: 10 Firms, 67 Lawyers, 15 Transactions, $10.5B

Big Pharma and food distribution provided billable hours for Texas firms last week, but the rest of the week’s deals were still dominated by oil and gas. Claire Poole has…

AKK Corporate Lawyers Headed to Sidley – Updated

AKK Corporate Lawyers Headed to Sidley – Updated

Chicago-based Sidley Austin has lured four key lawyers from the highly-regarded transactional practice at Andrews Kurth Kenyon. Their lateral movement comes at a critical time for Houston-based AKK, which has…

Mergermarket: Large Corporate Firms Dominate Top 2017 M&A Rankings for Texas Biz

<em>Mergermarket:</em> Large Corporate Firms Dominate Top 2017 M&A Rankings for Texas Biz

Three law firms continue to dominate the top of the rankings for advising Texas-based companies in mergers and acquisitions. New data provided exclusively to The Texas Lawbook from the global…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round Up: Six Transactions, 37 Texas Lawyers, $2B in Value

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round Up: Six Transactions, 37 Texas Lawyers, $2B in Value

It was slim pickings in M&A and securities work by Texas lawyers this past week, with only six transactions reported involving 36 attorneys in-state and $2 billion in value. The…

Q3 2017 Texas M&A: Deal Count Drops, Deal Value Jumps

Q3 2017 Texas M&A: Deal Count Drops, Deal Value Jumps

Third quarter mergers and acquisitions involving Texas companies dropped to the lowest point in four years, according to the research firm Mergermarket. Thanks to a handful of large-dollar deals, transactional…

O&G consolidation forecast: “It’s going to be good for bankers and lawyers.”

O&G consolidation forecast: “It’s going to be good for bankers and lawyers.”

A crowded field of investors, sticky oil prices and the return of investor activism have set the stage for a glut of consolidation in the oil and gas sector, predicts…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round Up: 12 Transactions, 100 Texas Lawyers, $6.57B in Value – Updated

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round Up: 12 Transactions, 100 Texas Lawyers, $6.57B in Value – Updated

M&A and capital markets activity surged last week. From Locke Lord advising Medallion Gathering on its $1.8 billion sale to V&E counseling Omega on a $500 million acquisition, 100 Texas…

A Guide to Texas Law for Short-Term Residential Rentals

While the rapid growth of the sharing economy has expanded a multitude of business opportunities, it has also raised legal questions about the use of real property in the short-term…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Roundup: Eight Transactions, 19 Texas Lawyers, $3.1B in Transactions

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Roundup: Eight Transactions, 19 Texas Lawyers, $3.1B in Transactions

M&A and capital markets activity involving Texas lawyers were sparse in number and modest in size last week. In all, eight transactions were announced in M&A, private equity and securities…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Roundup: 80 Texas Lawyers Worked on $4.88B in M&A Deals & Security Offerings

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Roundup: 80 Texas Lawyers Worked on $4.88B in M&A Deals & Security Offerings

Eight M&A and private equity transactions with a total combined deal value of more than $4 billion. The three securities offerings – one IPO and two debt offerings – raised…

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round Up: Midstream M&A, IPO’s Highlight Week, Along With Chevron, Nabors Deals

Corp. Deal Tracker Weekly Round Up: Midstream M&A, IPO’s Highlight Week, Along With Chevron, Nabors Deals

Fresh off the $2.2 billion acquisition of the Houston Rockets, Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta has done another deal and a $1.4 billion securities offering. The Landry's/Golden Nugget transaction was one…

M&A Round Up: AKK, V&E Find Plenty of Deal Work

M&A Round Up: AKK, V&E Find Plenty of Deal Work

The week after Labor Day signified the return to work for a lot of Texas deal lawyers, despite the residual damage in Houston from Hurricane Harvey. Herewith are some highlights…

Texas GCs Steven Scheinthal and Rafael Stone — The Legal Minds Behind $2.2B Houston Rockets Deal

Non-Texas lawyers at DLA Piper and White & Case did the paperwork, but the Houston-based general counsel for Fertitta’s restaurant, entertainment and hotel company Landry’s and the longtime general counsel…

Jackson Walker Closes Texan’s Nine-Figure Colorado Ranch Purchase

Jackson Walker Closes Texan’s Nine-Figure Colorado Ranch Purchase

JW partner Alfie Meyerson cannot identify the buyer or the exact amount of the deal, but the Cielo Vista Ranch in Colorado was listed at $105 million, making it almost…

M&A Round Up: Trio of Deals Keeps Lawyers Busy in the Waning Days of Summer

M&A Round Up: Trio of Deals Keeps Lawyers Busy in the Waning Days of Summer

The end of August found oil and gas lawyers busy cranking out deals before the Labor Day weekend — and the unexpected wrath of Hurricane Harvey. This week's dealmaking includes:…

Neither Hurricane Harvey nor Record Flooding Stopped Kirkland, Sidley and Baker Botts from Completing Zenith Deal

Neither Hurricane Harvey nor Record Flooding Stopped Kirkland, Sidley and Baker Botts from Completing Zenith Deal

Lots of M&A dealmakers boast about deals being turbulent, but the lawyers at Kirkland, Sidley and Baker Botts in Houston can now talk about negotiating, papering and announcing a deal…