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National Chambers and Partners USA

Financial Services Regulation: Financial Institutions M&A

The Lawyers: Managing partner of the Dallas office, Sanford Brown [Band 3] draws on his previous experience at the OCC and is particularly praised for his regulatory M&A expertise. His responsiveness and accessibility are much appreciated by clients, with one saying: “I’ve called him two out of the four previous Thanksgiving days, and he was there to help.” He represented First Azle Bancshares in its $47 million sale to Pinnacle Bancshares, and acted for SWB Bancshares on its $60 million sale to First Texas BHC.

Texas Chambers and Partners USA

Corporate/M&A (Band 3)

The Firm:  Well known for representing energy companies such as Kinder Morgan, this firm is a strong player in the Houston market and has taken on several high-profile transactions of late. Drawing on the strength of the firm’s excellent banking practice, the group also represents financial institutions in M&A and capital markets matters.

The Lawyers: Gregory Bopp manages the Kinder Morgan relationship, and recently advised Knight on the $6.6 billion sale of ownership interest in pipeline company MidCon to an investor consortium led by Babcock & Brown. Long recognized as “a guiding light at the firm,” Edgar Marston [Band 3] led the $3 billion spin-off of Hillenbrand Industries into two public companies. 

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