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Ian R. Brown

Brown, Ian R.


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Ian Brown advises business clients on corporate finance options such as initial public offerings, shelf offerings and Rule 144A offerings, as well as various corporate governance, securities law disclosure and stock exchange listing matters. He has experience in providing financial counsel to oil field service companies, marine transport corporations and energy companies.

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Representative Matters

Represented Enterprise Products Operating L.P. in its public offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of 8.375 percent fixed/floating rate junior subordinated notes.

Represented Hercules Offshore Inc., a provider of drilling and liftboat services in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, in its $184 million initial public offering.

Represented the underwriters in the $153 million initial public offering by Aries Maritime Transport Limited, an international shipping company based in Athens, Greece.

Represented K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P., a master limited partnership engaged in the maritime transportation of refined petroleum products, in its $98 million initial public offering.

Represented CenterPoint Energy Inc. in its private placement of $400 million Rule 144A senior notes offering and related exchange offer.

Represented CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. in a series of Rule 144A senior notes offerings and related exchange offers aggregating $922 million.

Represented CenterPoint Energy Inc. in connection with its 2002 restructuring under the Texas Electric Choice Plan.

Represented K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. in a $22 million vessel acquisition from the Bay/Gulf Companies and Marpol Inc.

Represented Enterprise Products Partners L.P. in a $460 million acquisition of storage and splitter assets from Diamond-Koch L.P.


J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2000
B.A., Cornell University, 1994

Bar Admissions



State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association


Executive Articles Editor, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 1999-2000