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Bracewell Deals Honored as Houston Business Journal’s 2015 Deals of the Year

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 & Finance Deal of the Year.

The Museum of Fine Arts broke ground on Phase I of its $450 million redevelopment on its 14-acre campus in 2015. Bracewell has been working with MFAH on issues related to an economic development agreement with the City of Houston, which involves the City’s economic participation in the project.

Bracewell attorneys working on the matter include:
Partners: Ron I. Erlichman, Barron F. Wallace, Clark Stockton Lord, and Aaron P. Roffwarg
Associates: Mona M. Cannon and Kristen A. Wong

Allegiance Bank was the only bank and one of only four companies that went public in Houston in 2015. Bracewell served as issuer’s counsel on the Allegiance Bank IPO.

Bracewell attorneys working on the transaction included:
Partners: Jason M. Jean, William S. Anderson, and Abraham A. Reshtick
Associates: Charlotte Keenan, Yaniv M Maman and Joshua T. McNulty

The judges were Dan Bass, managing director at Performance Trust; Chip Colvill, president and CEO of Colvill Office Properties; Sydney Isaacs, executive vice president at Abernathy MacGregor; Elke Laughlin, executive vice president at NAI Partners; Jeff Schlegel, co-head of global energy at Jones Day; and Gerald Spedale, partner at Baker Botts.