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Sidley Austin Advises in GSO’s Equity Commitment in Midstream Oil and Gas Startup

Sidley Austin Advises in GSO’s Equity Commitment in Midstream Oil and Gas Startup

Cliff Vrielink says investment into midstream activity is where mounds of money is currently going. …

ABA Approves Texas Wesleyan Deal with Texas A&M

ABA Approves Texas Wesleyan Deal with Texas A&M

Both universities anticipate making a formal announcement later this week about a successful deal close. …

Baker Botts, V&E, Andrews Kurth, Bracewell and Latham Advise in $11+ Bn Transaction

Baker Botts, V&E, Andrews Kurth, Bracewell and Latham Advise in $11+ Bn Transaction

The Houston-based Fortune 500 company is turning to dozens of Texas lawyers to assist with this big-buck asset drop-down to its MLP, Spectra Energy Partners.…

V&E Advises in $3 Billion Joint Venture

V&E Advises in $3 Billion Joint Venture

Houston-based Spectra will help build the third interstate natural gas pipeline in Florida.…

Meet Kathryn Koorenny: The In-House Lawyer Who Quietly Saved American Airlines

Meet Kathryn Koorenny: The In-House Lawyer Who Quietly Saved American Airlines

Last week, a federal judge dismissed the $3 billion World Trade Center attack lawsuit against American Airlines. “The horrible attacks on September 11 were terrible for our country and, truthfully,…

Law Firms Tackle Corporate Cybersecurity

Law Firms Tackle Corporate Cybersecurity

At least a dozen Texas law firms are counseling their clients about cybersecurity concerns as sensitive information increasingly gets compromised.…

Texas M&A: Recovering from a Hangover

Texas M&A: Recovering from a Hangover

M&A activity involving Texas businesses fell to near recessionary lows during the first six months of 2013, but experts say there are signs for a solid rebound for M&A…

M&A Slows in Southern States

M&A Slows in Southern States

Mergermarket Media reports that law firms based in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles dominated a shrinking M&A market in the 15 southern states, including Texas, during the first…

Latham Advises in $1 Billion Acquisition

Latham Advises in $1 Billion Acquisition

This big-buck deal involves oil and gas assets in the Eagle Ford and Haynesville shales.…

Baker Botts Advises in $435 Million Acquisition

Baker Botts Advises in $435 Million Acquisition

Mounds of Houston lawyers are involved in this deal, expected to close in 3Q 2013.…

Gibson Dunn Advises Lone Star Funds in $700 Million Acquisition

Gibson Dunn Advises Lone Star Funds in $700 Million Acquisition

The Dallas-based private equity firm is purchasing North American Gypsum for $700 million in a deal that took only a couple weeks to negotiate and sign.…

Belo Turns to Wachtell Lipton in $2.2 Billion Sale to Gannett

Belo Turns to Wachtell Lipton in $2.2 Billion Sale to Gannett

Belo Executive VP of Law Guy Kerr and Belo GC Russell Coleman went to Wall Street's elitist and most expensive law firm, Wachtell, to have them on the transaction.…

V&E, Baker Botts and T&K Advise in Joint Acquisition

V&E, Baker Botts and T&K Advise in Joint Acquisition

The acquisition will give the companies additional exposure to increasing well complexity and horizontal well completion activity.…

V&E and Polsinelli Advise on St. Luke’s Hospital Deal

V&E and Polsinelli Advise on St. Luke’s Hospital Deal

The Episcopal Diocese of Texas has completed its transfer of St. Luke’s Health System to Catholic Health Initiatives…

Gibson Dunn-Dallas Advises MidAmerican in $10 Billion Acquisition

Gibson Dunn-Dallas Advises MidAmerican in $10 Billion Acquisition

MidAmerican Energy is purchasing Las Vegas-based NV Energy, Inc. for $10 billion.…

Akin Gump Assists in $438 Million Transaction

Akin Gump Assists in $438 Million Transaction

The $438 million purchase will give EnerVest access to the Anadarko Basin of Western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle.…

Jones Day Represents Chuy’s in Greenshoe Option from Secondary Public Offering

Jones Day Represents Chuy’s in Greenshoe Option from Secondary Public Offering

Underwriters from the public offerings will have the option to by up to 15 percent more shares.…

V&E, Akin Gump and Simpson Thacher Assist in $7 Billion Partnership

V&E, Akin Gump and Simpson Thacher Assist in $7 Billion Partnership

Ten Texas lawyers from three firms are involved in this big buck transaction.…

Texas M&A Drops in Q1 of 2013

Texas M&A Drops in Q1 of 2013

The number of corporate transactions involving Texas businesses dropped 43 percent during the first quarter of 2013 compared to the final three months of 2012. Mergermarket ranks the top 15…

V&E and Morgan Lewis Advise in $400 Million Merger

V&E and Morgan Lewis Advise in $400 Million Merger

Two Houston companies -- an offshore producer and an onshore producer -- will merge by the third quarter this year.…