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April 1, 2015
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has provided a $10,000 special grant to American Jobs for American Heroes (AJAH), a national military hiring campaign aimed at encouraging employers to register, post jobs and hire National Guard members, veterans and spouses. “The men and women who protect and defend this country represent the best of America with their dedication, training, and honor,” said Rudolph W. Giuliani, Bracewell & Giuliani partner and former New York City Mayor....
April 1, 2015
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented Texas Bank and Trust Company in a definitive agreement to acquire Vision Bank - Texas, a Richardson, Texas-based bank with reported total assets of $179.5 million, total loans of $131.9 million and total deposits of $160.9 million, as of December 31, 2014. The transaction, which has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both organizations, is subject to certain conditions, including approval by Vision Bank - Texas’ shareholders and the...
April 1, 2015
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP served as legal counsel AmeriBancshares, Inc. the parent holding company of American National Bank & Trust (American National), in a definitive agreement to acquire Northern Bancshares Inc. and its wholly owned banking subsidiary, First National Bank of Chillicothe (FNB of Chillicothe). FNB of Chillicothe operates banking facilities in Chillicothe and Quanah, both in Hardeman County, Texas, and reported total assets of $48.73 million, total loans of $18.23...
March 31, 2015
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as administrative agent in $250 million senior secured revolving credit facility to Marlin Midstream Partners, LP. The financing pertains to Marlin’s acquisition of the Legacy gathering system from Azure Midstream Energy, LLC for $162.5 million in cash. Bracewell attorneys involved include: Partners: Mark D. Holmes and Robin J. Miles Associates: William H. Ebert, Oren M. Henry, J. Eric Holland, Anna K. Miller, Jennifer R....
March 30, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Partner Gregory M. Bopp was named a 2015 Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer, in the Complex M&A category, for his role in a transaction on behalf of Kinder Morgan Inc. Bopp was Bracewell’s lead lawyer in representing Kinder Morgan, Inc. in the acquisition of the outstanding public equity of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., Kinder Morgan Management, LLC, and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. for approximately $76 billion in...
March 27, 2015
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has been ranked fourth in The Bond Buyer’s 2014 rankings of bond counsel in the Southwest region with $5.1 billion of deal volume. This is Bracewell’s third consecutive year to be recognized as one of the top performing bond counsels in the region. The Southwest region had the strongest growth for 2014 of all the regions, with Texas accounting for nearly two-thirds of the Southwest’s issuance. Texas issued $41 billion and was ranked second...
March 16, 2015
HOUSTON – Société Générale’s secured borrowing base revolving credit facility for Mercuria Energy Trading and Caracal Energy’s reserved based financing were both named Deals of the Year 2014 by Trade Finance. The Société Générale/Mercuria transaction was honored in the Americas region (North America), while Caracal was a Middle East and Africa winner. Bracewell & Giuliani represented Société Gén...
March 12, 2015
HOUSTON — Twelve attorneys and eight practice areas at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP have been recognized by Chambers & Partners in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global. The firm was recognized for its U.S. energy and projects practices, receiving rankings for Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), Energy: Electricity (Transactional), Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation), Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) (Band 3), Projects: Oil & Gas, Projects: Power...
March 6, 2015
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP had 16 attorneys recognized as Thomson Reuters, 2015 Texas Rising Stars. Texas Rising Stars, an affiliate of Super Lawyers and published by Thomson Reuters, determines honorees through peer nominations and third-party research. Candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Bracewell attorneys selected as 2015 Texas Rising Stars are: Austin Jeffrey J. Bates Patrick A. Caballero Casey Low Dallas Brian C. Mitchell...
March 3, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP ranked atop the 2014 year-end SNL Financial League Tables for energy legal advisers. Bracewell ranked 1st overall in total transaction value with $82,914.7 million. The firm also stood 4th in number of transactions with 15 during 2014. Bracewell ranked 6th in number of transactions in 2013 and finished 12th overall in total transaction value in 2013. SNL Financial collects, standardizes and disseminates all relevant corporate,...
March 2, 2015
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP employees across the country participated in the fourth annual Day of Service, sponsored by the firm’s Associate Inclusion Committee. Each U.S. office gave back to their respective communities by lending support, resources and services to charitable organizations. The firm-wide events were held throughout the month of January in support of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The itinerary for each office’s Day of Service is below. Austin...
February 24, 2015
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that Justice Dale Wainwright has been named managing partner of the firm’s Austin office. “I am so pleased to have Dale take the reins of our Austin office,” said firm Managing Partner Mark C. Evans. “He has been a tremendous asset to our appellate practice, and we are excited to have him take on this leadership role.” Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Wainwright served on the Texas Supreme Court for 10 years....
February 24, 2015
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is pleased to announce the election of six attorneys to the partnership. The new partners are Rebecca L. Baker, Brad Y. Chin, Emily E. Leitch, Blair R. Loocke, Michael  W. Tankersley and Herman “Trevor” H. Wommack. “I’m pleased to have these six outstanding attorneys join our partnership,” said Bracewell Managing Partner Mark C. Evans. “Each of them offers valuable knowledge and experience that will continue the growth and...
February 20, 2015
LONDON – The Lake Turkana Wind Power project was awarded another African Renewables Deal of the Year 2014 at the IJGlobal Awards 2014 Europe & Africa last night in London. The project was also named the African Renewables Deal of the Year 2014 by Project Finance International earlier this month. The IJGlobal Europe & Africa Awards are a celebration of the best in class deals in energy and infrastructure over the past year. Reading from the feedback of the judging panel of the...
February 13, 2015
LONDON – The 310 MW Lake Turkana Wind Power project was awarded African Renewables Deal of the Year 2014 by Project Finance International. Bracewell & Giuliani’s London-based energy team was involved in the project on behalf of Vestas Eastern Africa Limited, who will supply and install the 365 Vestas V52-850 kW wind turbines and provide long-term maintenance of the wind turbines in contract with Lake Turkana Wind Power Limited. The Lake Turkana Wind Power projectaims to...
February 12, 2015
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has announced that Houston Partners Gregory M. Bopp and Amy Karff Halevy have been elected to serve a three-year term on Bracewell’s firm wide management committee. Bopp serves as co-chair of the firm's Business and Regulatory Section. His practice focuses on tax structuring, joint ventures, M&A and capital markets transactions for midstream and upstream energy clients, including master limited partnerships (MLPs). Bopp is recognized as one of the...
February 4, 2015
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that Gavin E. Hill has joined the firm as a litigation partner in its Dallas office. Hill advises energy, technology, telecommunications, and other companies, about risks and liabilities associated with a wide range of issues, including contract interpretation and breach, incident investigation, business-related torts and associated regulatory regimes. He also represents companies in complex commercial litigation, including multi-district litigation...
January 29, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has been recognized by The BTI Consulting Group, Inc. as an industry leader in client service. Bracewell was listed in The BTI Client Service A-Team 2015: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance, which is limited solely to law firms considered by clients to deliver the absolute best levels of client service. The report is based on in-depth interviews with more than 300 corporate counsels, with the ranking constructed wholly from...
January 26, 2015
HOUSTON – Greenwire, a leader in energy and environmental policy news, recognized Bracewell & Giuliani LLP attorneys Sandra Y. Snyder and Salo Zelermyer among five litigators who will play significant roles with environmental regulation issues in 2015. With industry clients facing new energy and environment regulations, Greenwire noted that “Snyder will likely play a role in any challenge to EPA’s recent proposal to regulate methane from the oil and gas sector, and...
January 26, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP ranked 12th overall with $71.3 billion in volume and stood 15th overall with 83 in number of deals in the 2014 Thomson Reuters United States syndicated lending league tables combining borrower and lender transactions. For borrower work, Bracewell ranked 10th with $35.7 billion of volume and 14th with 26 deals. For its lead arranger work, the firm stood 14th with $35.6 billion of volume and 14th with 57 deals. Bracewell was the top ranked Texas-based...
January 23, 2015
HOUSTON (Jan. 23, 2015)– Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is representing HEYCO Energy Group in the sale of its subsidiary, Harvey E. Yates  Company, which includes certain oil and natural gas producing properties and undeveloped acreage in Lea and Eddy Counties in New Mexico to Matador Resources Co. (MTDR). Matador will pay $37.4 million in cash, including assumed debt obligations, issue 3.14 million shares of Matador Common Stock and issue 150,000 shares of a new series of Matador...
January 21, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is representing Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) in connection with its agreement to acquire Hiland Partners from its founder, Harold Hamm, and certain Hamm family trusts, for a total purchase price of approximately $3 billion, including the assumption of debt. The purchased assets consist of crude oil gathering and transportation pipelines and gas gathering and processing systems, primarily serving production from the Bakken Formation in North Dakota...
January 20, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Associate Katherine L. Lindsay has been named by Connecticut Magazine to its 2015 list of 40 Under 40. This year’s best and brightest among Connecticut’s“Generation Next” include lawyers, philanthropists, artists, community leaders, athletes, educators, and entrepreneurs—all nominated by friends, family, coworkers, and Connecticut Magazine editors. The article will appear in the February 2015 issue of Connecticut...
December 22, 2014
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP’s energy practice was named an Energy Group of the Year by Law360 for a remarkable fourth consecutive year. Bracewell was one of just eight energy practices recognized in 2014. All Practice Groups of the Year were selected based on significance of litigation wins or deals worked on; size and complexity of litigation wins or deals worked on; and number of significant, large or complex deals the group worked on or lawsuits won. Bracewell...
December 11, 2014
HOUSTON —Bracewell & Giuliani LLP worked on two deals that were awarded “Deal of the Year” in the energy and money categories in the Houston Business Journal’s 2014 Deal of the Year awards. Bracewell represented Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) in its $78 billion consolidation deal, which has won Houston Business Journal’s “Deal of the Year” and “Deal of the Year” in the energy category. The deal, which closed on November 26, 2014, was the...
November 26, 2014
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is representing Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) in connection with the completion of its acquisition of the outstanding equity securities of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), Kinder Morgan Management, LLC (NYSE: KMR), and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: EPB) for approximately $76 billion in total transaction value. The transaction was initially announced on August 10, 2014. The completion of the transaction marks the closing of...
November 19, 2014
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Partner Marc L. Mukasey has been named by Law360 as an MVP of the Year in the White Collar category for a second year in a row (2013-2014). Mukasey was one of only six white collar defense lawyers in the country to be honored. Mukasey has defended clients in some of the most prominent criminal cases and investigations in the country over the past year. Among the matters he has brought to successful resolution for his clients are the largest criminal...
November 3, 2014
DALLAS — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP’s Dallas office has received the Gold Award for pro bono work from the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) for the third consecutive year. The Gold Award is the highest honor given to a law firm office with 50 lawyers or less that accepted and closed the most pro bono cases in 2014. The firm’s Dallas attorneys and paralegals collectively completed 2,612.03 hours of pro bono service between June 1, 2013, and May 31, 2014, with nearly...
November 3, 2014
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP earned rankings in 23 national and 81 metro categories of the 2015 U.S. News and Best Lawyers Best Law Firms rankings. A total of 13 of the national rankings placed Bracewell in the top tier. The firm also earned awards for its work in Austin, Dallas, Hartford, Houston, New York City, San Antonio, Seattle, and Washington, DC. The following is a full list of Bracewell’s 2015 Best Law Firms rankings: National Tier 1 Banking and Finance Law...
October 31, 2014
HOUSTON/LONDON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP (UK) Senior Partner Jason J. Fox was recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers UK in Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas (Band 2) and Projects (Band 3). Chambers UK editorial notes that “Jason Fox of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is an energy finance lawyer who is viewed as a leading practitioner of reserve-based lending.” They also note that “Jason Fox of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is recognised for his oil and...