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Bracewell Represents the Conflicts Committee of General Partner of Western Refining Logistics, LP in Connection with Acquisition of TexNew Mex Pipeline and Crude Oil Storage Tank
November 13, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented the Conflicts Committee of the general partner of Western Refining Logistics, LP (NYSE: WNRL), a master limited partnership headquartered in El Paso, Texas, in its acquisition from its sponsor, Western Refining, Inc. (NYSE: WNR), of an approximately 375 mile portion of the TexNew Mex Pipeline between Star Lake, New Mexico in the Four Corners region and T Station in Eddy County, New Mexico and an 80,000 barrel capacity crude oil storage...
November 12, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Connecticut-based, Finance and Financial Restructuring Associate Katherine Lindsay has been nominated to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honor afforded to less than one percent of lawyers in America. “I am deeply honored to have been nominated by the Connecticut Fellows of the American Bar Foundation,” Lindsay said. “I am also grateful for the opportunity to support the Foundation’s research, which...
Bracewell Represents Holly Energy Partners, L.P. in the Acquisition of Assets from HollyFrontier Corporation
November 11, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: HEP) in its acquisition from HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC) of the newly constructed naphtha fractionation and hydrogen generation units at HollyFrontier Corporation’s El Dorado refinery. The consideration for the assets was $62 million in cash. Holly Energy Partners, L.P. provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, tankage and terminal services to the petroleum...
November 10, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Partner and Texas State Representative Morgan D. Meyer was honored with the Legislative Hero Award for his work on legislation that assisted pro bono efforts in Texas. He was presented with the award by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht at The Texas Access to Justice Foundation luncheon on Monday, October 26, 2015. One major accomplishment from this year was his work as co-author of Texas House Bill 1079 that expands funding for...
November 9, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP had a pair of partners named to the 2015 class of Law360 MVPs of the Year. Jeffrey L. Oldham earned his first Law360 MVP honor, while G. Alan Rafte was named a Law360 MVP for the second time. Both attorneys, along with their fellow MVP honorees, will be profiled in the coming weeks on the Law360 website. Oldham was one of 10 attorneys to be named an MVP of the Year in the Appellate category. This year, he presented oral argument before the...
Bracewell Represents Evercore in Targa Resources Corp.’s $12 Billion Acquisition of Targa Resources Partners LP
November 4, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented Evercore, financial advisor to the Board of Directors of Targa Resources Corp., in its $12 billion acquisition of Targa Resources Partners LP. For more information, please click here. Bracewell attorneys involved in this transaction included: Partner: William S. Anderson Associate: Murray I.A. Gregorson
November 4, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Partner Derrick M. Mitchell has been elected Chairman of the Board of Regents of Texas Southern University (TSU). As Chairman, Mitchell will serve as the official spokesperson for the Board and preside over meetings for a two-year term. Earlier this year, he was appointed to the Board by Governor Greg Abbott for a term expiring February 1, 2021. Mitchell is a partner in the public finance practice and serves as bond counsel, disclosure counsel...
November 3, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Partners Gregory M. Bopp and W. James “J.J.” McAnelly III were included in Houston Business Journal’s 2015 Who’s Who in Energy. This list annually recognizes the key Houston-based players in the energy industry. The list represents all sectors of the energy industry, and those that service the industry such as lawyers, financial advisers and more. The 2015 Who’s Who in Energy honorees will be featured in a special...
Bracewell & Giuliani Recognized in 93 Categories of the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms Rankings
November 2, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP earned rankings in 22 national and 71 metropolitan categories of Woodward/White, Inc.’s 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms rankings. A total of 13 of the national rankings placed Bracewell in the top tier. The firm also earned honors for its work in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hartford, Houston, New York City, San Antonio, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., which included 39 Tier 1 metro rankings. The following is a full list...
October 30, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) in connection with its SEC-registered offering of 32 million depositary shares, each representing a 1/20th interest in a share of its 9.75 percent Series A Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock. This transaction was Kinder Morgan’s first public offering of preferred equity securities. The depositary shares will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KMI.PRA. The offering was made...
October 29, 2015
LONDON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP (UK) had three attorneys recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers & Partners’ Chambers UK. Bracewell was also a noted firm in the category of Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas. Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas - UK-wide Bracewell & Giuliani (Noted Firm) Jason Fox (Band 2) Ben James (Up and Coming) Projects - UK-wide Jason Fox (Band 3) Construction: Purchaser - London (Firms) Tracy London (Band 5)...
October 26, 2015
HOUSTON – OncoResponse, an immuno-oncology antibody discovery company, has been launched jointly by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MD Anderson) and Theraclone Sciences. Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented MD Anderson in connection with the closing of a $9.5 million Series A financing in OncoResponse, which financing was co-led by ARCH Venture Partners, Canaan Partners and MD Anderson. William Marsh Rice University and Alexandria Real Estate Equities also...
October 22, 2015
HOUSTON - Bracewell & Giuliani LLP ranked #11 for the third quarter of 2015 in PrivateRaise’s PIPE league tables of investor legal counsel. PrivateRaise, published by The Deal, is the leading source for comprehensive analysis of private investments in public equity (PIPEs), Reverse Mergers, Shelf Registrations, and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs).
October 19, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is representing FX Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FXEN) in connection with its acquisition by ORLEN Upstream Sp. z o.o. under a recently announced merger agreement. FX Energy is a Salt Lake City-based oil and gas exploration and production company with production in the United States and Poland. ORLEN Upstream is the wholly-owned exploration and production subsidiary of PKN ORLEN SA (GPW: PKN). Holders of FX Energy common stock will receive consideration of $...
October 14, 2015
HOUSTON - Bracewell & Giuliani LLP ranked #8 for the first nine months of 2015 in SNL Financial’s merger and acquisitions league tables of legal advisors for the number of deals in the category of bank and thrift. So far in 2015, the firm has advised on six deals, totaling $147.2 million. SNL Financial is the premiere provider of breaking news, financial data and expert analysis on business sectors critical to the global economy.
October 13, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today Kurt A. Mayr has been named managing partner of the firm’s Connecticut office. “I am pleased to have Kurt assuming the role of managing partner for our Connecticut office,” said firm Managing Partner Mark C. Evans. “Kurt is one of our top restructuring attorneys and I know he will bring this level of success to this new role.” Mayr represents a wide range of clients in domestic and international...
October 13, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that Partner Philip J. Bezanson has been named managing partner of the firm’s Seattle office. “Since opening the Seattle office in 2010, we have seen tremendous growth in our client base on the west coast,” said firm Managing Partner Mark C. Evans. “I am pleased to have Phil take on this new leadership role and continue to grow our presence in the area.” Bezanson joined the firm in 2006 and focuses...
October 9, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented Allegiance Bancshares Inc. in its initial public offering of 2,600,000 shares of common stock at $21.00 per share, for gross proceeds of approximately $54.6 million. Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. is the parent bank holding company of Allegiance Bank, a Houston-based bank serving the needs of owner-operated businesses and personal banking in Houston, Texas and the surrounding area. Allegiance now trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the...
Bracewell Represented MD Anderson in Connection with Structuring the Newly Launched Immatics US, Inc.
September 30, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in connection with structuring its ownership interest in Immatics US, Inc. (Immatics US), which was originally formed by German-based Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH. Immatics US, which will be based in Houston, Texas, will focus on adoptive cellular therapies (ACT) for the treatment of a range of tumor types. Immatics US has secured its first round of funding for $60 million,...
September 29, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented Sysco Corporation in a $2 billion public offering of senior notes. The offering consisted of three series of fixed rate notes ranging in maturity from five to 30 years. Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, TD Securities (USA) LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC acted as joint book-running managers in the offering. Bracewell attorneys working on this transaction include: Partners: Charles H. Still, Jr. and Abraham A....
September 28, 2015
HOUSTON – On the eve of trial, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP scored a tremendous defense victory for its long-standing client, Vopak Terminal Deer Park Inc., in a major commercial dispute with a global ethanol trading company. This complete victory follows Bracewell’s resolution in 2013 of a related dispute over rail use with Vopak’s neighbor and competitor, Intercontinental Terminals Company. Vertical North America sued Vopak for more than $30 million in actual damages,...
September 23, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Partner Roxanne T. Almaraz was selected to Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list for 2015. The list is comprised of 40 individuals under the age of 40 who have proven themselves to be leaders within their companies and in the community. They will be honored at the 40 Under 40 Awards Ceremony on October 27, 2015, at Hotel ZaZa in Houston. The Houston Business Journal will also profile the honorees in a special 40 Under 40 edition on...
September 21, 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that four partners are joining its environment and natural resources practice. Sara M. Burgin, Kevin D. Collins, Matt Paulson, and Whit Swift will work primarily from Bracewell’s Austin office, joining the firm’s environmental team anchored in Austin, Houston and Washington, D.C. The combined team offers Bracewell’s clients a bench of excellence across Texas, including deep experience in air, water, wetlands,...
September 18, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP’s London team was named winner of Legal Services Provider of the Year at the 2015 Petroleum Economist Awards on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at Banking House in London. Bracewell’s London office is a game changer in its market, uniquely being the first law firm in London dedicated exclusively to serving clients in the energy sector. In the last 18 months, the London office has acquired some 50 new energy clients, as well as acting...
September 16, 2015
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP has five practices and seven lawyers recommended in the 2015 editorial of The Legal 500 United Kingdom, a Legalease Ltd publication. The firm ranked in Tier 3 in Emerging Markets, Power and Oil & Gas, while standing in Tier 5 in Construction. In addition, Bracewell entered the table in Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans at Tier 4. Senior Partner Jason Fox (Emerging Markets and Projects, Energy and Natural Resources – Oil &...
September 10, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented Bluescape Resources Company LLC in connection with an investment by Energy Strategic Advisory Services LLC (ESAS), a subsidiary of Bluescape, in EXCO Resources, Inc. The transaction closed on September 8, 2015. C. John Wilder, Executive Chairman of Bluescape, joined EXCO’s Board of Directors and was appointed EXCO’s Executive Chairman. Wilder and ESAS will continue to lead EXCO’s transformational strategy that focuses on...
August 21, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP successfully defended energy investment bank Mueller Chen & Co LLC (Mueller) in a $46.5 million fraud and breach of contract case in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which completely affirmed the August 2014 dismissal of all claims against Mueller. Mueller represented Hong Kong-based United Energy Group Ltd. (UEG) in its 2011 acquisition of BP’s oil and gas assets in Pakistan for $775 million. A consulting group, International Energy...
August 18, 2015
DALLAS - Bracewell & Giuliani LLP Partner Shamoil T. Shipchandler has been chosen as the new Regional Director of the Fort Worth Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. “Shamoil is a tremendous lawyer and the SEC could not have picked a better leader for the Fort Worth office,” said Bracewell White Collar Practice Leader Marc L. Mukasey. “I am proud to have had him as my partner.” “This appointment is an incredible testament to...
August 11, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE:KMI) in its signing of a definitive agreement valued at $568 million with Philly Tankers LLC to take assignment of contracts for the construction of four, new 50,000 deadweight-ton, Tier II tankers to be constructed at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard in Philadelphia. Kinder Morgan attorneys involved in the transaction include: John M. McCrory (Assistant General Counsel) and Adam S. Forman (Vice...
August 7, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is representing Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (NYSE: PB), the parent company of Prosperity Bank, in connection with Prosperity’s proposed acquisition of Tradition Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Tradition Bank. Tradition Bank operates seven banking offices in the Houston, Texas area, including its main office in Bellaire, three banking centers in Katy and one banking center in The Woodlands. As of June 30, 2015, Tradition, on a...