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Wilson Elser Leads $1B Sale of George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila

Wilson Elser Leads $1B Sale of George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila

When is a tequila shot before noon warranted? When you facilitate the $1 billion sale of George Clooney's tequila business, of course.…

V&E Advises Rice Energy in $6.7B Merger with EQT

V&E Advises Rice Energy in $6.7B Merger with EQT

Lawyers at Vinson & Elkins are advising on Monday’s big $6.7 billion merger between two Pennsylvania energy companies, Rice Energy and EQT Corp. …

Haynes and Boone Closes $500M Chemical Deal

Haynes and Boone Closes $500M Chemical Deal

A group of lawyers from Haynes and Boone led by Bill Nelson on Thursday closed a $495 million acquisition for Fort Worth-based KMG. …

New Whole Foods GC Heather Stern Leads $13.7B Amazon Deal

Heather Stern has only been on the job as Whole Foods' general counsel for two months, but today she crafted the high-end grocer's most important transaction in its existence: a…

Vistra Energy’s Tiffany Silvey Leads Solar Biz Acquisition

Vistra Energy’s Tiffany Silvey Leads Solar Biz Acquisition

Dallas-based Vistra Energy General Counsel Stephanie Zapata Moore chose one of her top lieutenants and lawyers at the Alabama law firm Balch & Bingham to lead its purchase of the…

Tenet Healthcare Issues $3.5B Private Debt Offering

Tenet Healthcare Issues $3.5B Private Debt Offering

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare and its longtime general counsel, Audrey Andrews, priced on Monday a giant private offering of newly issued notes to refinance $3.5 billion of its currently outstanding notes.…

Gibson Dunn Leads $520M Real Estate Deal

Gibson Dunn Leads $520M Real Estate Deal

Jeff Chapman and a group of other Dallas Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher put on their hard hats Monday to build a proposal by Fort Worth-based D.R. Horton, the No. 1…

V&E, Simpson Thacher Work on $2B+ Oil Terminal Deal

V&E, Simpson Thacher Work on $2B+ Oil Terminal Deal

Tulsa-based SemGroup Corp. said Tuesday that it has agreed to purchase Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company, one of the largest oil terminals in the U.S., from investment funds managed by…

Gibson Dunn, Latham Work on $839M Offshore Drilling Merger

Gibson Dunn, Latham Work on $839M Offshore Drilling Merger

A group of Houston lawyers from Latham & Watkins and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s brand new Bayou City outpost led Monday’s $839 million merger between two offshore drilling competitors: London-based…

Huntsman Hires no TX Lawyers (That we Know of) in $14B Clariant Merger 

Huntsman Hires no TX Lawyers (That we Know of) in $14B Clariant Merger 

The two chemicals giants hired three two Swiss law firms and three U.S. law firms to handle the "merger of equals." One firm is Texas-based, but its deal team is…

© 2017 The Texas Lawbook. By Natalie Posgate (May 23) – The Woodlands-based Huntsman Corp. hired no Texas-based lawyers in its mega-merger it announced Monday with fellow chemicals giant Clariant…

V&E Advises Noble in Marcellus Exit

V&E Advises Noble in Marcellus Exit

Houston-based Noble Energy said Thursday that it will exit the Marcellus Shale by divesting its midstream assets in the Marcellus Shale to a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners for…

Porter Hedges Advises Houston Company in $512M Acquisition by Lowe’s

Porter Hedges Advises Houston Company in $512M Acquisition by Lowe’s

Retail home improvement giant Lowe’s Companies said Thursday that it will purchase Houston-based Maintenance Supply Headquarters, a distributor of maintenance, repair and operations products to the multifamily housing industry, for…

V&E Handles New Warburg Pincus Portfolio’s First Asset Acquisition

V&E Handles New Warburg Pincus Portfolio’s First Asset Acquisition

Fort Worth-based Chisolm, which formed this month, on Monday acquired a substantial amount of undeveloped acreage in the New Mexico region of the Delaware Basin from an undisclosed seller. More…

Andrews Kurth Helps Austin’s Owlchemy Labs Meet Google ‘IRL’

Andrews Kurth Helps Austin’s Owlchemy Labs Meet Google ‘IRL’

Austin-based video game developer Owlchemy Labs this week scored the gold mine that any tech startup looking for an exit would hope to score: an acquisition by Google, the mother…

Andrews Kurth Kenyon, Bracewell Work on Haynesville Shale Deal

Andrews Kurth Kenyon, Bracewell Work on Haynesville Shale Deal

A group of lawyers from Andrews Kurth Kenyon and Bracewell said Wednesday that they handled Tokyo Gas America’s first investment in a U.S. upstream company. …

Latham and V&E Close Latest Midstream IPO

Latham and V&E Close Latest Midstream IPO

A group of Houston-based lawyers from Latham and V&E this week closed an $875 million initial public offering for Denver-based Antero Midstream GP LP, which owns the general partner of…

Updated: Bracewell, Baker Botts and Latham and Andrews Kurth Work on VTTI Merger

Updated: Bracewell, Baker Botts and Latham and Andrews Kurth Work on VTTI Merger

Houston lawyers at Bracewell, Baker Botts and Latham & Watkins worked on The Netherlands-based VTTI B.V.’s $481 million all-cash acquisition of its limited partnership, VTTI Energy Partners LP. The transaction…

V&E and Latham Take Lion’s Share of 2016 Offering Work

V&E and Latham Take Lion’s Share of 2016 Offering Work

Though the type of securities offerings that companies issued differed from 2015 to 2016, the Texas law firms and lawyers behind the offerings stayed pretty close to the same, according…

The Death of a Lion: Henry Gilchrist Dies at 92 – Updated

The Death of a Lion: Henry Gilchrist Dies at 92 – Updated

Henry Gilchrist, a legendary transactional lawyer who represented Clint Murchison and the Dallas Cowboys and helped raise the profile of the legal market in Dallas, passed away over the weekend.…