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V&E Makes Significant Expansion in New York With Addition of Nationally Recognized Real Estate Team Published: 04-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins has significantly expanded its Real Estate Practice as well as its New York presence with the addition of a nationally recognized Real Estate team that includes three partners, three counsel, nine associates and three paralegals.

TPG Capital Announces Acquisition of Goodnight Midstream 03-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Goodnight Midstream in a transaction whereby TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, will acquire a majority stake in Goodnight Midstream, a leading midstream produced water infrastructure company, valuing the company at approximately $930 million.

Cimarex Closes $500M Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes 03-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as underwriters’ counsel in connection with Cimarex Energy Co.’s offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2029.

David Oelman Inducted Into The 2019 Ammys Hall of Fame 03-08-2019

David Oelman, Vinson & Elkins partner and co-head of the firm’s Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions practice, has been inducted into the 2019 class of Alerian’s Ammy’s Hall of Fame. 

Highwoods Closes $350 Million of 4.20% Notes Due 2029 03-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins provided tax counsel to Highwoods Properties, Inc. and  Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership in connection with Highwoods Realty Limited Partnership's $350 million offering of 4.20% unsecured notes under its existing shelf registration statement.

Boeing Acquires ForeFlight 03-06-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised ForeFlight, a leading provider of innovative mobile and web-based aviation applications, in the acquisition of Foreflight by Boeing.

Tortoise Acquisition Corp. Closes Initial Public Offering 03-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Tortoise Acquisition Corp. in connection with its initial public offering of 23,300,917 units at a price of $10.00 per unit. This includes a partial exercise by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to an additional 3,375,000 units.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 21 V&E Attorneys To 2019 Texas Rising Stars List 03-04-2019

Super Lawyers has named 21 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2019 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

New York Mortgage Trust Announces Public Offering of Common Stock 03-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $90 million underwritten public offering of its common stock.

Ring Energy to Acquire North Central Basin Assets from Wishbone Energy Partners 02-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Wishbone Energy Partners, LLC in the sale of its North Central Basin Platform assets located primarily in Southwest Yoakum County, Texas and East Lea County, New Mexico, to Ring Energy, Inc. 

V&E Advises Summit Midstream Partners in Sale of Tioga Midstream 02-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Summit Midstream Partners, LP in the sale of Tioga Midstream, a non-core gathering system in North Dakota, to affiliates of Hess Infrastructure Partners LP for $90 million, subject to customary closing adjustments. 

Arlington Asset Investment Corp. Closes Common Stock Offering 02-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as underwriters counsel in connection with a public offering by Arlington Asset Investment Corp. of 6,000,000 shares of Class A common stock resulting in expected gross proceeds of approximately $50.0 million. 

Direct Energy to Sell Franchisee Home Services Business, Clockwork 02-21-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and services companies and a subsidiary of Centrica plc, in connection with the sale of Clockwork, Inc. and certain of its affiliates to Authority Brands, a home services franchise platform backed by funds advised by Apax Partners, for $300 million. 

Kibo Software to Acquire Certona 02-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Kibo Software, Inc., a leader in cloud commerce, in its combination with Certona, the leading real-time omnichannel personalization solution and pioneer of AI-driven experience individualization.

Targa Resources Sells 45 Percent Interest in Bakken Assets for $1.6B 02-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Corp. in its definitive agreements to sell a 45 percent interest in Targa Badlands LLC, the entity that holds all of Targa’s assets in North Dakota, to funds managed by GSO Capital Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities for $1.6 billion in cash. 

Law360 Names V&E Among 2018 “Energy Groups of the Year” 02-18-2019

For the ninth consecutive year, Vinson & Elkins has been named in Law360’s “Practice Groups of the Year” series in recognition of the firm’s industry leading energy transactional and litigation successes in 2018. The firm is one of only five named in the energy category this year.

V&E Ranked in Top Band in 5 Categories in Chambers Global 2019 02-14-2019

Chambers Global 2019 ranked Vinson & Elkins in 19 practice areas, including top-tier rankings for five of the firm’s practice areas.

Noble Midstream and Salt Creek Midstream Close Delaware Basin Joint Venture 02-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Noble Midstream in connection with the closing of a previously announced 50/50 joint venture with Salt Creek Midstream LLC, Delaware Crossing LLC. 

Kimbell Royalty Partners Announces $151.3M Mineral and Royalty Acquisition from EnCap 02-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised EnCap Investments L.P. (EnCap) in the acquisition by Kimbell Royalty Partners of certain oil and gas royalty assets from EnCap for approximately $151.3 million in a 100% equity transaction. 

V&E Shareholder Activism Team Receives Top Rankings 02-05-2019

Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism team has received No. 1 rankings for company representation as part of FactSet SharkRepellent’s 2018 year-end league tables, as well as Activist Insight Monthly’s 2018 Intermediary Awards.

Distinguished Former Appellate Justice Jane Bland Joins Vinson & Elkins 02-05-2019

Former Texas First Court of Appeals Justice Jane Bland has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner.

Targa Resources Partners Prices Upsized $1.5B Senior Notes Offering 01-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Targa Resources Partners LP and its subsidiary Targa Resources Partners Finance Corporation on the pricing of an upsized offering of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes.

SCF Partners Announces Investment in ProDirectional 01-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SCF Partners in its partnership with and investment in Professional Directional Enterprises (ProDirectional), a leading independent directional drilling services company.

SemGroup and KKR Form Canadian JV, Acquire Meritage Midstream ULC 01-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Meritage Midstream ULC and Riverstone in the sale of Meritage Midstream ULC and its Canadian midstream infrastructure assets for C$600 million (US$449 million) to SemCAMS Midstream ULC, a joint venture formed by SemGroup®Corporation and KKR. 

Carbon Energy Acquires Membership Units of Carbon Appalachian Co. 01-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Old Ironsides Energy, LLC in connection with their sale to Carbon Energy Corporation of membership units representing 73.50% of Carbon Appalachian Company, LLC.

Pipestone Oil Corp. and Blackbird Energy Inc. Close Strategic Merger 01-04-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Canadian Non-Operated Resources L.P. in connection with a strategic merger of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pipestone Oil Corp., with Blackbird Energy Inc. to create Pipestone Energy Corp.

Eni acquires 70% and Operatorship of Oooguruk Oil Field in Alaska 01-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC in a transaction whereby Eni will acquire 70% and operatorship of the Oooguruk oil field in Alaska from Caelus.

Rewire Holdings and Vida Capital Establish Merion Square Capital 12-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Vida Capital, Inc. in the formation of Merion Square Capital LLC, a joint venture with Rewire Holdings, LLC which combines the expertise and core competencies of the two companies.

American Securities Acquires FleetPride from TPG Capital 12-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised FleetPride, Inc. in an agreement under which American Securities LLC, partnered with management, acquired FleetPride from TPG Capital.

Strategic Joint Venture Between ArcLight and BP to Acquire Thorntons Inc. 12-03-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Thorntons Inc., a Louisville, Kentucky-based convenience store chain, in its acquisition by a joint venture created between affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners and BP to grow in the downstream refined products segment.

Par Pacific to Acquire U.S. Oil & Refining Co. 11-27-2018

V&E advised U.S. Oil & Refining Co.’s private equity sponsor in connection with Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.’s definitive agreement to acquire U.S. Oil & Refining Co. and certain affiliated entities. The acquisition includes a refinery, a marine terminal, a rail loading terminal and refined product and crude oil storage.

Natural Resource Partners to Sell Construction Aggregates Business 11-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Natural Resource Partners L.P. in  the definitive agreement to sell its construction aggregates business segment, VantaCore Partners LLC, to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. for $205 million. 

Flat Creek Resources Announces $400M Equity Commitment from EnCap 11-14-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EnCap Investments L.P. on its initial capital commitment of $400 million to Flat Creek Resources, LLC.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 11-13-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $87.8 million underwritten public offering of its common stock. The offering closed on November 13, 2018.  

Oasis Midstream Partners to Acquire Additional Interests in Development Companies from Oasis Petroleum 11-08-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Oasis Midstream Partners (OMP or the Partnership) in a definitive agreement to acquire additional interests in Bobcat DevCo LLC and Beartooth DevCo LLC from Oasis Petroleum Inc. (Oasis) for $250 million. V&E also advised OMP on an underwritten public offering of 2,000,000 common units representing limited partnership interests for total gross proceeds of $40,000,000.

Anadarko Announces $4B Midstream Asset Sale; Western Gas Announces Simplification Transaction 11-08-2018

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation announced a transaction to sell substantially all of its remaining midstream assets for $4.015 billion to Western Gas Partners, LP (WES), with $2.0075 billion cash proceeds, and the balance to be paid in new Western Gas equity. Concurrently WES announced it has entered into a merger agreement with Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (WGP), which will result in a simplified midstream structure. Vinson & Elkins served as transaction counsel to Anadarko Petroleum Company, WGP and WES. 

Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp. Announces $1.65B Acquisition of Williston Basin Assets 11-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Vantage Energy Acquisition Corp. in definitive agreements with QEP Energy Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of QEP Resources, Inc. (collectively, “QEP”), to acquire the entirety of QEP’s Williston Basin assets in North Dakota and Montana for $1.65 billion cash consideration.

Ready Capital Announces Merger with Owens Realty Mortgage 11-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Owens Realty Mortgage in a definitive merger agreement with Ready Capital Corporation to combine in a stock-for-stock merger.

EagleClaw Midstream, Blackstone Energy Partners and I Squared Capital Form Leading Delaware Basin Midstream Partnership 11-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised EagleClaw Midstream and funds managed by Blackstone Energy Partners in connection with the binding agreements between EagleClaw, Blackstone and I Squared Capital, pursuant to which I Squared Capital has committed over $500 million of cash and contributed its Delaware Basin midstream portfolio company, Pinnacle Midstream, and become a partner in BCP Raptor Holdco, the parent company for EagleClaw. 

Vitol and IFM to Acquire 50% of VTTI from Buckeye 11-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Vitol Group in its joint acquisition, with IFM Global Investors, of Buckeye Partners LP’s 50% equity interest in VTTI BV. 

Pioneer Natural Resources Company to Sell South Texas Sinor Nest Oil Assets for $132M 10-31-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Pioneer Natural Resources Company in a purchase and sale agreement with an undisclosed third party to sell approximately 2,900 net acres in the Sinor Nest (Lower Wilcox) field for net proceeds of $132 million, subject to normal closing adjustments.

Energy Regulatory Attorney Suzanne Clevenger Rejoins V&E as Counsel 08-02-2017

Suzanne Clevenger, an energy attorney with nearly a decade of legal experience assisting in the natural gas midstream sector with an array of contested regulatory, compliance and transactional matters has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in the firm’s Houston office.

Renowned Trial Lawyer Robert M. Schick Rejoins V&E as Partner 06-19-2017

Robert M. Schick, a commercial trial attorney with more than 35 years of experience representing clients across a broad spectrum of industries, has rejoined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Houston office.

James Loftis Appointed Vice President of London Court of International Arbitration 05-23-2017

James Loftis, head of Vinson & Elkins’ International Dispute Resolution practice, has been appointed as a vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration.

Jason Levine Appointed to The Federalist Society's Litigation Practice Group Executive Committee 04-26-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Jason Levine has been appointed to the Executive Committee, Litigation Practice Group, of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

Tom Leatherbury Elected Member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers 04-18-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Tom Leatherbury has been elected a Member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL). Membership in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity.

Vinson & Elkins Seeks Applicants for Diversity College Scholarships 03-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins is seeking applicants for its annual scholarships for high performing high school seniors of color in Texas. The scholarships provide each student $10,000 toward his or her college education, an internship opportunity at V&E and LSAT preparatory course reimbursement.

Chris Strong Named Co-Chair of Drafting Committee for AIPN Model Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement 03-07-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Chris Strong has been named co-chair of the Drafting Committee for the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators’ (AIPN) Model Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of international oil and gas assets.

Vinson & Elkins Expands Middle East Disputes Presence 03-06-2017

Vinson & Elkins’ will expand its Middle East disputes presence in March, when partner Amir Ghaffari relocates to Dubai to lead the firm’s growing International Dispute Resolution practice in the region. 

Vinson & Elkins Promotes Nine to Counsel 01-30-2017

Vinson & Elkins has named nine new counsel. The promotions include attorneys spanning five offices and seven practice areas, including energy transactions and projects, energy regulation, executive compensation and benefits, restructuring and reorganization, complex commercial litigation, environmental and natural resources, and mergers and acquisitions and capital markets.

Former AUSA Michael S. Dry Joins V&E as Partner 01-08-2017

Michael S. Dry, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia and most recently the Deputy Chief of its Criminal Division, has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in the firm’s Government Investigations and White Collar Criminal Defense practice.

Corporate Technology Lawyer Andrew Smetana Joins Vinson & Elkins as Counsel 01-03-2017

Andrew Smetana, an experienced attorney with venture capital, finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law and governance capabilities, has joined Vinson & Elkins as counsel in Austin.

Vinson & Elkins Adds Top Litigation Team to Global IP Practice 06-13-2016

V&E continues to enhance its global Intellectual Property practice with the addition of five highly regarded partners in Austin and Dallas who have a broad range of patent, copyright, trademark, trade secrets and complex commercial litigation experience.

V&E Diversifies Corporate Practice with Addition of Nationally Recognized REIT Practice 04-04-2016

Vinson & Elkins LLP has significantly expanded its Capital Markets and M&A Practice with the addition of a nationally recognized REIT team, including five partners.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 Recommends V&E in 4 Practice Areas, 5 Attorneys 04-16-2018

The Legal 500 EMEA recommends Vinson & Elkins in four practice areas across Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in its 2018 edition. Five V&E attorneys were recognized as well.

Daniel Spelkin Named 2018 BTI Client Service All-Star 03-29-2018

Vinson & Elkins counsel Daniel Spelkin has been named a 2018 BTI Client Service All-Star for his dedication to client service excellence.

IJGlobal Names Hickory Run Energy Project 2017 “North American Power Deal of the Year” 03-26-2018

Vinson & Elkins advised Tyr Energy, Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Itochu Corporation, in connection with the financing and development of the Hickory Run Energy Center. 

Gillian Hobson Named Among 2018 MCCA Rainmakers 03-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Gillian Hobson has been named among the Minority Corporation Counsel Association’s (MCCA) 2018 Rainmakers. Hobson is one of 11 diverse attorneys recognized for their business acumen, passion and dedication to proactive client development, setting them apart as leaders in the legal profession.

Chairman Mark Kelly Wins a 2018 SMU Dedman School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award 03-16-2018

Vinson & Elkins Chairman Mark Kelly will receive this year’s SMU Dedman School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award for Private Practice at a ceremony in Dallas on April 11, 2018.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 22 V&E Attorneys to 2018 Texas Rising Stars List 03-12-2018

Super Lawyers has named 22 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2018 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

V&E Named Among Latin Lawyer 250, 10 Lawyers Recognized 03-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been recommended as a top law firm in the International category in the Energy, Project Finance & Infrastructure and Arbitration practice areas of the 2018 edition of Latin Lawyer 250: Latin America’s Leading Business Law Firms. The guide also recognizes 10 V&E lawyers as leading players.

Alerian Honors V&E with 2018 "Legal Counsel of the Year" Award 03-07-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named “Legal Counsel of the Year” as part of Alerian’s 2018 Ammy Awards, recognizing excellence in the North American energy infrastructure industry.

V&E Leads Legal Advisors for Company Defense in Thomson Reuters' 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard 03-06-2018

Vinson & Elkins claimed the top spot for legal advisors based on number of campaigns for defense of companies in Thomson Reuters’ Full Year 2017 Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard. The firm was credited for advising on 35 campaigns.

V&E Ranked in Top Band in 5 Categories in Chambers Global 2018; 19 Lawyers Recognized 02-19-2018

Chambers Global 2018 ranked Vinson & Elkins in 19 practice areas, including top-tier rankings for five of the firm’s practice areas.

V&E #1 Legal Advisor by Deal Count in Mergermarket's 2017 Global Energy, Mining & Utilities Report 02-02-2018

Vinson & Elkins claimed the top spot in Mergermarket’s 2017 Energy, Mining & Utilities (EMU) Global Trend Report by deal count, credited with 74 deals valued at $80 billion.

Tom Leatherbury Honored with Dallas Bar Foundation Fellows 2018 Justinian Award 01-30-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Tom Leatherbury has been selected by the Dallas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees to receive the 2018 Justinian Award, the most prestigious honor presented by the Dallas Bar Foundation. The award recognizes attorneys who have adhered to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession.

V&E Recognized by Global Competition Review in 18th Edition of GCR100 01-30-2018

Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized Vinson & Elkins in the 18th edition of its annual GCR100. V&E is recommended for its work in Texas and Washington, D.C.

Law360 Names V&E Among 2017 "Energy Groups of the Year" 01-24-2018

For the eighth consecutive year, Vinson & Elkins has been recognized in Law360’s “Practice Groups of the Year” series for the firm’s industry leading energy litigation and transactional successes in 2017.

Russell Oshman Named a D Magazine "Best Lawyer Under 40" 01-17-2018

D Magazine has named V&E partner Russell Oshman to its inaugural “Best Lawyers Under 40” list, honoring up-and-coming attorneys in Dallas.

Law360 Names Steve Gill A 2017 MVP 12-20-2017

Vinson & Elkins partner Steve Gill has been named one of Law360’s 2017 Energy MVPs of the Year for his work guiding clients through major mergers and acquisitions, including helping to establish one of the largest natural gas producers in the country.

Activist Insight Monthly's 2017 Intermediary Awards Rank V&E #1 for Issuer Representation 12-13-2017

Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism Response Team has received the No. 1 ranking for issuer representation as part of Activist Insight Monthly’s 2017 Intermediary Awards. The firm is credited with advising on 29 campaigns.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 Recommends V&E in 5 Areas 11-29-2017

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 recommends Vinson & Elkins in five areas. The firm was recognized for its work in China, India, Japan and the Philippines.

V&E Chairman Mark Kelly Named to 2017 NACD Directorship 100 11-28-2017

Vinson & Elkins Chairman Mark Kelly has been named to the NACD Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions list by the National Association of Corporate Directors for the third consecutive year.

Who's Who Legal 2018 Names 3 V&E Lawyers to Future Leaders in Arbitration Guide 11-27-2017

Vinson & Elkins partners Mark Beeley and Amir Ghaffari and senior associate Alexander Slade have been named to Who’s Who Legal’s 2018 Future Leaders in Arbitration guide.

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