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April 27, 2016
HOUSTON – Houston-based Bracewell LLP Partner Jarvis V. Hollingsworth will serve on Bracewell’s six-member Management Committee. Hollingsworth, the head of the public entities practice, advises schools, colleges, universities, and government entities on public and education law, including public finance. Additionally, he counsels boards of directors/trustees of public and private companies and government and educational entities on their duties, corporate governance and...
April 25, 2016
HOUSTON, TX – Recently elected Bracewell LLP Partner Jason G. Cohen was selected by the Beard Group’s Turnarounds & Workouts as one of only twelve Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers for 2016. Cohen was also honored as an Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer by Turnarounds & Workouts as an associate in 2014. Cohen, who focuses his practice on corporate financial restructuring, was the only attorney outside of New York to make the 2016 list of Outstanding...
April 20, 2016
HOUSTON, TX – Bracewell LLP has been recognized by The BTI Consulting Group, Inc. in its BTI Brand Elite 2016: Client Perception of the Best-Branded Law Firms. Corporate counsel sees Bracewell as “standing out for its premium value.” BTI Brand Elite 2016 only includes law firms with a definitive imprint on corporate counsel in nine key factors clients rely on to differentiate firms, including: Innovation Accomplishments in Client Services Bet-the-Company Work...
April 13, 2016
DUBAI/LONDON – Bracewell LLP had three practices and five lawyers recognized in Legalease’s 2016 editorial of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). Bracewell was ranked in Tier 3 of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Energy and Infrastructure space and Tier 5 of the UAE Commercial, Corporate and M&A category. The firm was also ranked in Tier 4 of the Regional Summary for Africa. In addition, Bracewell had five attorneys recommended for 2016 by The Legal...
March 30, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bracewell LLP’s Washington, D.C. office has moved to newly constructed state-of-the-art office space. The firm will occupy one-and-a-half floors of 2001 M St. NW, a new Brookfield Property Partners’ trophy building, near Dupont Circle. “The new space is spectacular,” said Mark K. Lewis, managing partner of Bracewell’s Washington, D.C. office. “The natural light, the modern efficient build out and the client-friendly conference center...
March 28, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory M. Bopp has been elected as the firm's managing partner. He will assume this new role effective July 1, 2016. Bopp will succeed Mark C. Evans, who will become co-chairman of the firm, along with Patrick C. Oxford. Bopp has held a number of leadership positions at Bracewell and currently serves as co-chair of the firm's business and regulatory section and as a member of the firm's management committee. He has...
March 23, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP Partner Carrin F. Patman has been chosen by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to serve the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) Board as its new chairwoman. Patman is returning to the transit agency, having previously served on the board for four years. Houston City Council unanimously approved Patman, making her the first woman to chair the agency. “Carrin is the person who can take METRO to the next level,” Mayor Turner said during a press conference...
March 17, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP had 14 attorneys and seven practice areas recognized by Chambers & Partners in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global. The firm was recognized for its United States energy and projects practices, receiving rankings for Energy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation), Energy: Electricity (Transactional), Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation) (Band 1), Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional), Projects: Oil & Gas, and Projects:...
March 2, 2016
AUSTIN – The Texas State History Museum Foundation honored Bracewell LLP Senior Counsel Kay Bailey Hutchison with the History-Making Texan Award for her “contributions to the state and the nation [which] have been truly historic and exceptional in scope and nature” at the 2016 Texas Independence Day Dinner, held February 24 in Austin. Hutchison served as U.S. Senator, representing Texas, for 20 years before stepping down in 2013. During her tenure, Senator Hutchison was...
February 29, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bracewell LLP was recognized as the top performing lobbying/law firm in 2015 by Bloomberg Finance L.P.’s Bloomberg Government in its annual review of the best advocacy firms in Washington, D.C. The review ranks the top-15 firms based on performance, growth, customer satisfaction, and profitability. Bracewell’s government relations and strategic communications practices are housed in the firm’s Policy Resolution Group (PRG). The report noted that...
February 26, 2016
SAN ANTONIO – Bracewell LLP public finance Partner Jane H. Macon is the recipient of The World Affairs Council of San Antonio’s 2016 International Citizen of the Year award. Macon, a “pioneer in women’s leadership,” was recognized for her “contributions to the international community [which] truly exemplify global citizenship.” Macon was honored at the 2016 International Citizen of the Year Gala, held Thursday, February 25. Bracewell Senior Counsel Kay...
February 22, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP is pleased to announce the election of four attorneys to the partnership. The new partners are Jason G. Cohen, Seth M. Cohen, Michael E. Espinoza and Taylor P. Evans. “Bracewell’s partnership continues to strengthen, thanks to the election of attorneys who have come to be relied upon by their colleagues for their knowledge and strong focus on client service,” said Bracewell Managing Partner Mark C. Evans. Houston Jason G. Cohen...
February 17, 2016
NEW YORK – Bracewell LLP announced today that Michele J. Alexander has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner in the tax practice. Alexander counsels clients in mergers and acquisitions, securities and capital markets, funds and joint ventures, bankruptcy, real estate, and compensation matters. “Michele’s experience will strengthen our already-fruitful tax practice,” said Bracewell Managing Partner Mark C. Evans. “Her expertise in...
February 10, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP has announced that New York Office Managing Partner Daniel S. Connolly and Houston Partner Phillip L. Sampson Jr. have each been elected to serve a three-year term on Bracewell’s firm-wide management committee. Connolly serves as managing partner of Bracewell’s New York office. As a litigator, his focus is on representing clients in such diverse industries as banking and pharmaceuticals in a wide spectrum of white collar defense and regulatory...
February 1, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP represented Venoco, Inc. in a restructuring that was named the Out-of-Court Restructuring Deal of the Year (Over $500 Million) at the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards. The Annual Turnaround Awards assembles the leading distressed investing, restructuring and turnaround deal-making professionals to honor their excellence. Bracewell provided legal advice to Venoco in a series of strategic transactions, including $250 million of new financings...
January 26, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP ranked in the top 15 in InfraDeals’ project finance league tables for the year 2015. The firm placed #6 in the North America Brownfield and M&A Legal Advisory by Value category for its 2015 transactions, valued $3.1 billion. Bracewell ranked #9 in the North America Brownfield and M&A Legal Advisory by Deal Count. Additionally, Bracewell ranked #15 in USA Renewables: Financial and Legal Advisory by Value for working on transactions valued at $465...
January 22, 2016
HOUSTON – A pair of Bracewell deals were named by Houston Business Journal as 2015 Deals of the Year, which were announced at HBJ’s inaugural Deals of the Year awards on January 21, 2016, at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston. Winners were announced in each of HBJ’s 10 categories with all 47 finalists being honored. MFAH Breaks Ground on New Campus was honored as the Hospitality & Tourism Deal of the Year, while Allegiance Bank Completes IPO was named Banking &...
January 20, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell Partner Kurt A. Mayr was elected to the International Insolvency Institute, which is a non-profit, limited-membership organization dedicated to advancing and promoting insolvency as a respected discipline in the international field. Mayr, who was named managing partner of the firm’s Connecticut office in October 2015, represents creditors, debtors and other major stakeholders in domestic and cross-border financial restructuring matters. His assignments have...
January 20, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell had its trademark practice recognized by Globe Business Publishing’s World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2016. The firm’s Washington trademark group was ranked in the Bronze category, which designates practices highly praised by sources and among the most competitive in the field. The firm’s Washington practice was noted as becoming “a great hit in the region thanks to its client-focused approach,...
January 19, 2016
HOUSTON – The Houston-based international law firm Bracewell & Giuliani LLP today announced that by amicable agreement, Rudolph W. Giuliani will be leaving the firm effective January 19, 2016. Going forward the firm will be referred to as Bracewell, a brand by which the firm is already internationally known. “After a decade in which Rudy helped us build what is now a very successful and thriving New York office, we thank Rudy and wish him our very best,” said Mark C....
January 14, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell represented Southern Waste Systems/Sun Recycling (SWS), a leading provider of waste services in south Florida, on the antitrust aspects of the acquisition of certain of SWS’s business assets by Waste Management Inc. of Florida, following antitrust clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice. Under the transaction terms, Houston-based Waste Management acquired operations and assets at 12 SWS facilities located in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties...
January 12, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell represented the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the general partner of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (TEP) in its acquisition of an additional 31.3 percent interest in Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC (Pony Express) for cash consideration of $475 million and 6,518,000 common units of TEP issued to Tallgrass Development, LP. The transaction, which closed on Jan. 4, 2016, increased TEP’s ownership interest in Pony Express to 98 percent. Pony...
January 11, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell advised Prosperity Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Prosperity Bank, in its acquisition of Tradition Bancshares, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Tradition Bank. Under the terms of the agreement, Prosperity issued approximately 679,679 shares of Prosperity Bancshares common stock and paid approximately $39.0 million in cash for all outstanding shares of Tradition Bancshares capital stock. This transaction is a Houston Business Journal 2015 Deal of the...
January 5, 2016
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP advised on a pair of matters named as Deals of the Year at the 2015 Platts Global Energy Awards. The Global Energy Awards, now in its 17th year, recognizes corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance from across the energy arena. The 2015 winners were chosen from nearly 200 nominees hailing from nearly three dozen countries on four continents. 2015 Financial Deal of the Year: Apex Clean Energy; First Reserve;...
December 21, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP’s energy practice was named an Energy Group of the Year by Law360 for a remarkable fifth straight year. Bracewell was one of just seven energy practices recognized in 2015. 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 was...
December 10, 2015
BTI Consulting Group again recognized Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2016. The report recognizes law firms for their client service performance. Results for the BTI Client Service A-Team 2016 were driven solely on 319 in-depth interviews with leading legal decision makers, including general counsel and chief legal officers, of large organizations with $1 billion or more in revenue.
December 3, 2015
Bracewell  & Giuliani LLP represented NexBank SSB in its purchase of College Savings Bank of Princeton, New Jersey, which specializes in 529 higher education-saving plans. Under the agreement, College Savings Bank will keep its name and branding, and maintain its current operations as a division of Dallas-based NexBank. Bracewell attorneys working on this transaction include: Partner: Sanford M. Brown, Justin M. Long, Abraham A. Reshtick, and Scott C. Sanders Associates:  ...
December 1, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented Tall City Exploration LLC (Tall City) in an agreement with Moss Creek Resources, LLC (Moss Creek) to sell substantially all of its exploration and production (E&P) assets for $803 million, which is subject to closing adjustments. Tall City’s E&P assets are comprised of the oil and gas rights to leases on approximately 71,000 acres in Howard and Borden Counties, Texas, and interest in 34 horizontal and six vertical wells...
December 1, 2015
HOUSTON – Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented Tall City Exploration LLC (Tall City) in an agreement with Moss Creek Resources, LLC (Moss Creek) to sell substantially all of its exploration and production (E&P) assets for $803 million, which is subject to closing adjustments. Tall City’s E&P assets are comprised of the oil and gas rights to leases on approximately 71,000 acres in Howard and Borden Counties, Texas, and interest in 34 horizontal and six vertical wells...
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...