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Expanding its New York Footprint, Vinson & Elkins Relocates to Iconic Grace Building Published: 02-10-2020

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To facilitate its continuing growth and client needs, Vinson & Elkins is pleased to announce the relocation of its New York office. The firm will occupy three floors in the iconic Grace Building, located at 1114 Avenue of the Americas.

Ellington Financial Prices Public Offering of Preferred Stock 10-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Ellington Financial, Inc. in connection with its underwritten public offering of 4,000,000 shares of 6.750% Series A Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, with a liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, for gross proceeds of $100 million before deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. 

SailPoint Acquires Orkus and OverWatchID 10-16-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc., the leader in enterprise identity governance, in its acquisition of two companies, Orkus and OverWatchID.

Top EPA Enforcement Official Patrick D. Traylor Joins V&E in Washington, D.C. 10-15-2019

Patrick D. Traylor, the former Deputy Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), has joined Vinson & Elkins as a partner in Washington, D.C.

Chambers UK 2020 Recommends V&E in 4 Practice Areas, Ranks 6 Lawyers 10-14-2019

Chambers UK 2020 has ranked Vinson & Elkins in four practice areas. The guide recognizes V&E in Construction: International Arbitration; Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas and Projects UK-wide, as well as in the Construction: Purchaser category in London.

Parsley Energy to Acquire Jagged Peak Energy in Deal Valued at $2.27B 10-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Jagged Peak Energy Inc. in a definitive merger agreement with Parsley Energy, Inc. under which Parsley will acquire Jagged Peak in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $2.27 billion

CubeSmart Closes Offering of 3.000% Senior Unsecured Notes Due 2030 10-11-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with CubeSmart, L.P.’s offering of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 3.000% senior unsecured notes due 2030 in an underwritten public offering. 

New York Mortgage Trust Prices Public Offering of 7.875% Series E Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock 10-10-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. in connection with its $150 million underwritten public offering of its 7.875% Series E Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock.

V&E Awards Eight $25,000 Diversity Fellowships to Second-Year Law Students 10-10-2019

Eight second-year law students received Diversity Fellowships from Vinson & Elkins. Recipients from Columbia Law School, NYU Law, Texas Law, UC Berkeley and UC Hastings Law were selected from nearly 90 candidates who applied from top U.S. law schools.

CoolSys Acquires Building Air Services 10-09-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised CoolSys, a parent of market-leading refrigeration and HVAC services companies nationwide and a portfolio company of Ares Management Corporation, in its acquisition of Building Air Services, a provider of service and preventive maintenance programs for commercial air conditioning, heating, refrigeration and automated building controls.

National Diversity Council Names Trina Chandler Among 2019 "Top 50 Women Lawyers" 10-09-2019

Vinson & Elkins partner Trina Chandler has been named among the 2019 “Top 50 Women Lawyers” by the National Diversity Council.

DIRTT Environmental Solutions to Trade on Nasdaq Global Select Market 10-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised DIRTT Environmental Solutions Ltd. in the preparation of its Registration Statement on Form 10 relating to the registration of its class of common shares under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and its dual listing on The Nasdaq Global Select Market.

Tom Leatherbury, David Oelman and Harry Reasoner Named “Texas Trailblazers” by Texas Lawyer 10-08-2019

Texas Lawyer has named Vinson & Elkins partners Tom Leatherbury, David Oelman and Harry Reasoner to its inaugural list of “Texas Trailblazers.” They are among 50 attorneys throughout the state to be recognized for their contributions to the legal profession in Texas.

Shiseido to Acquire Drunk Elephant 10-08-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Tiffany Masterson, the founder of Drunk Elephant, and a consortium of majority equity holders in connection with the sale of Drunk Elephant to Shiseido Company, Limited. 

Forbes Names V&E Among America’s Top Corporate Law Firms 10-07-2019

Vinson & Elkins has been named among America’s Top Corporate Law Firms by Forbes Magazine.

Holly Energy Partners and Plains All American Announce Cushing Connect Joint Venture 10-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Plains All American Pipeline in connection with a 50/50 joint venture, Cushing Connect Pipeline & Terminal LLC, with Holly Energy Partners, L.P.

V&E Shareholder Activism Team Receives Top Rankings in Latest League Tables by Refinitiv and The Deal for Company Representation 10-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins’ Shareholder Activism team has received No. 1 rankings for company representation as part of Refinitiv’s First Half 2019 Shareholder Activism Scorecard and The Deal’s Q3 2019 Shareholder Activism League Tables.

Roan Resources Enters Into Definitive Merger Agreement to Be Acquired by Citizen Energy 10-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Roan Resources in the definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Citizen Energy Operating, LLC, an affiliate of Warburg Pincus LLC, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.0 billion.

Urstadt Biddle Properties Closes Series K Preferred Stock Offering 10-01-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc.’s underwritten public offering of 4,000,000 shares of its 5.875% Series K Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, liquidation preference of $25.00 per share, for net proceeds of $96.85 million.

The Legal 500 UK 2020 (Legalease, LTD.) Ranks V&E in 6 Practice Categories, With 15 Individual Lawyer Recommendations 09-26-2019

The Legal 500 U.K. ranks Vinson & Elkins in 6 categories. In total, 15 attorneys are recognized in the 2020 U.K. edition, some in more than one category.

EQT Portfolio Company Kodiak Gas Services to Acquire Pegasus Optimization Managers 09-25-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Pegasus Optimization Managers (Pegasus) in a definitive agreement whereby EQT Infrastructure portfolio company Kodiak Gas Services will acquire Pegasus from affiliates of Apollo Natural Resource Partners II, L.P., a fund managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. 

Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation Closes IPO 07-30-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Switchback Energy Acquisition Corporation on its initial public offering of 30,000,000 units at a price of $10.00 per unit.

Osaka Gas Increases Upstream Presence with Acquisition of Sabine Oil & Gas 07-29-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Osaka Gas in a definitive agreement with Sabine Oil & Gas Holdings to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of its subsidiary, Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation.

Sunnova Closes Initial Public Offering 07-29-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the underwriters in connection with Sunnova Energy International Inc.’s initial public offering of 14,000,000 shares of its common stock at $12.00 per share. The offering closed on July 29, 2019. 

Phillips 66 and Phillips 66 Partners Announce Elimination of Incentive Distribution Rights 07-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners in the agreement between Phillips 66 (PSX) and Phillips 66 Partners (PSXP) to eliminate all of Phillips 66’s incentive distribution rights and general partner economic interests in PSXP in exchange for 101 million newly issued PSXP common units.

New York Mortgage Trust Closes Public Offering of Common Stock 07-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYMT) in an underwritten public offering of 23,000,000 shares of its common stock (including 3,000,000 shares issued pursuant to the underwriters’ exercise in full of an option to purchase additional shares) for gross proceeds of approximately $140.5 million.

Ellington Financial Closes Common Stock Offering 07-22-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Ellington Financial Inc. (the Company) in an underwritten public offering of 3,500,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $17.66 per share, raising gross proceeds of approximately $61.8 million.

Range Resources Corporation Announces Asset Sales 07-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Range Resources Corporation in the sale of a 2% proportionately reduced overriding royalty interest in 350,000 net surface acres in southwest Appalachia for gross proceeds totaling $600 million.

RedBird Capital Partners and Reverence Capital Partners Acquire Vida Capital 07-15-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Vida Capital, Inc. in the acquisition of Vida by RedBird Capital Partners and Reverence Capital Partners.

Clearlake Capital-Backed FloWorks Sells MultAlloy Division 07-03-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised FloWorks International LLC, a leading specialty industrial distributor of pipe, valves, and fittings and related technical solutions, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., in the sale of its master distribution division, MultAlloy, as well as the Company's J&J Alloy and J&J Bar operations, to Texas Pipe & Supply.

NorthStar Realty Europe to be Acquired by AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets 07-02-2019

Vinson & Elkins served as tax counsel to NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. in a definitive merger agreement with AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets.

Riverstone Energy Limited Announces $100M Vaca Muerta Midstream Commitment 06-28-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Riverstone Energy Limited (REL) and its subsidiaries in an agreement to invest in Aleph Midstream S.A., an independent Argentine oil and gas gathering and processing-focused midstream company, in line with REL's previously-stated modified investment approach.  

MoneyGram International Reports Successful Refinancing 06-26-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised MoneyGram International in a successful refinancing that included loans from both traditional banks and alternative capital sources. 

V&E Advises Affiliates of Riverstone Holdings in Formation of Converge Midstream 06-24-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised affiliates of Riverstone Holdings LLC in the formation of, and their investment in, Converge Midstream LLC. 

Colorado Jurors Rule for Antero in $100M Gas Delivery Dispute 06-24-2019

Jurors in Colorado State District Court have ruled in favor of V&E client Antero Resources Corporation in a dispute over one of the largest natural gas purchase agreements in the U.S.

Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC and Gastar Exploration LLC Announce Strategic Combination to Create Leading STACK E&P Company 06-19-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Chisholm Oil and Gas, LLC (“Chisholm”) in entering into definitive agreements with Gastar Exploration LLC (“Gastar”) to create a leading STACK E&P company through a business combination between the two companies. The combined company, which will operate under the name Chisholm Oil and Gas and be headquartered in Tulsa, will have net production of approximately 20,000 Boe per day and a combined acreage position of approximately 165,000 net acres, primarily in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.

ConocoPhillips Signs Agreement with Caelus Natural Resources to Acquire Nuna Discovery Acreage 06-18-2019

Vinson & Elkins represented Caelus Natural Resources Alaska, LLC on its entry into an agreement with ConocoPhillips Alaska to sell 100 percent of the Nuna discovery, located just east of the Colville River and approximately five miles southwest of the Oooguruk Field.

Keane and C&J Energy Services to Combine in Merger of Equals, Establishing an Industry-Leading, Diversified Oilfield Services Provider 06-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, as lead financial advisor to C&J Energy Services, in connection with its combination with Keane Group, Inc., creating an industry-leading, diversified oilfield services provider with a pro-forma enterprise value of approximately $1.8 billion, including $255 million of net debt. 

MoneyGram Announces Strategic Partnership with Ripple 06-17-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised MoneyGram International, Inc. in its strategic agreement with Ripple, a provider of leading enterprise blockchain solutions for global payments, that will enable MoneyGram to utilize Ripple's xRapid product, leveraging XRP in foreign exchange settlement as part of MoneyGram's cross-border payment process, including a $30 million investment by Ripple in Moneygram’s common stock and warrants and arrangements for future investments up to an additional $20 million (subject to certain conditions).

TPG Sixth Street Partners and Glendale Energy Ventures Form $500 Million Partnership to Fund Acquisitions of Non-Operated Oil and Gas Properties 06-14-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised TPG Sixth Street Partners in connection with an initial commitment to fund up to $500 million to Eagle Land JV, LLC, a newly formed partnership with Glendale Energy Ventures, LLC that will directly invest in the development and acquisition of upstream oil and gas assets across the United States.

Sequitur Permian Acquires Midland Basin Assets From Callon Petroleum For $245M 06-13-2019

Vinson & Elkins advised Sequitur Permian LLC on its acquisition of certain Midland Basin oil and gas assets from Callon Petroleum Company, for $245 million.

V&E Announces New Leadership Roles in Shareholder Activism Practice, Corporate Department 02-08-2018

Vinson & Elkins LLP announced today several new leadership appointments, including naming attorneys Lawrence Elbaum, Jeff Floyd, Patrick Gadson and Steve Gill as the senior leadership team of the firm’s Shareholder Activism practice.

Distinguished Antitrust Partners Hill Wellford and Darren Tucker Join V&E 02-01-2018

Highly regarded antitrust lawyers Hill Wellford and Darren Tucker have joined Vinson & Elkins as partners, bringing to the firm a combined four decades of government and private practice experience, with a focus on the technology, media, telecom, standard-setting, energy and pharmaceutical sectors.

Vinson & Elkins Continues to Build Finance Practice in London with Addition of Partner Paul Simcock 01-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins further expands its global corporate practice with the addition of acquisition and leveraged-finance partner Paul Simcock in London.

Vinson & Elkins Promotes 8 To Counsel 01-04-2018

Vinson & Elkins has named eight new counsel. The promotions span four offices and five practice areas, including: appellate; complex commercial litigation; employment, labor and OSHA; finance; and mergers & acquisitions and capital markets.

Chambers Latin America Recognizes V&E’s Energy Practice 08-09-2018

Chambers Latin America has again recognized Vinson & Elkins in its 2019 rankings. V&E is ranked by Chambers in the Latin America-Wide category for Energy & Natural Resources. Additionally, partner Boyd Carano is listed in the individual Energy & Natural Resources rankings.

Working Mother Honors V&E Among 2018 "Best Law Firms for Women" 07-31-2018

Working Mother magazine has once again named Vinson & Elkins as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women.” This is the eighth time V&E has been recognized by the publication for utilizing best practices in retaining and promoting women lawyers.

New York Law Journal Names Lawrence Elbaum a 2018 Rising Star 07-17-2018

Vinson & Elkins partner Lawrence Elbaum has been named one of New York Law Journal’s 2018 Rising Stars. The awards honor the best and brightest among New York’s legal community, who have influenced their practice areas in New York and beyond.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Recognizes 2 V&E Attorneys in 2018 Northern California Guide 07-10-2018

Super Lawyers has recognized two Vinson & Elkins attorneys in its 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers guide.

Associates Name V&E Best Firm in Texas, Energy in 2019 Vault Rankings 06-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins once again claimed the top spot in two categories in Vault’s 2019 Law Firm Rankings.

V&E Named Energy, Power and Utilities Law Firm of the Year at The 2018 Deal Awards 06-22-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named “Energy, Power and Utilities Law Firm of the Year” as part of The 2018 Deal Awards, recognizing the advisors and service providers who “power the deal economy.”

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom (Woodward/White, Inc.) 2019 Lists 4 V&E Partners 06-14-2018

Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom has named four Vinson & Elkins partners in its 2019 edition.

The Legal 500 U.S. 2018 (Legalease, Ltd.) Recognizes V&E in 43 Practice Areas, 80 Lawyers 05-31-2018

The Legal 500 U.S. recommends Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 43 categories and named five lawyers as “Leading Lawyers” in its 2018 guide. In total, 80 attorneys are recognized in the 2018 U.S. edition.

V&E Recognized for Pro Bono Commitment to Her Justice 05-17-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been recognized among the top five firms for pro bono hours per capita donated to Her Justice in fiscal year 2017.

Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes 79 V&E Attorneys in 38 Practice Areas 05-09-2018

The 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business recognizes Vinson & Elkins as a leading law firm in 38 practice areas and selects 79 V&E attorneys as leading individuals.

V&E Named to 2018 GAR 100 by Global Arbitration Review 05-03-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named to the 2018 GAR 100 by Global Arbitration Review. The GAR 100 is a guide to the international arbitration capabilities of law firms. It profiles and only includes firms that have been audited by the publication for the qualities of arbitral specialization.

Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) Names 8 V&E Attorneys to 2018 D.C. Super Lawyers List, 7 to Rising Stars 04-23-2018

Super Lawyers has named 8 Vinson & Elkins lawyers across a range of the firm’s practice areas to the 2018 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list. Meanwhile, 7 lawyers have been selected for the Washington D.C. Rising Stars list.

Yale Law Women Names V&E to 2018 Top 10 Family Friendly Law Firms List 04-19-2018

Vinson & Elkins has been named among the 2018 Top 10 Family Friendly Firms by Yale Law Women. The list recognizes firms for leadership in developing and implementing family friendly practices and policies.

V&E Partner Boyd Carano Named to Legal 500’s (Legalease, Ltd.) 2018 Private Practice Powerlist 04-18-2018

For the second consecutive year, Vinson & Elkins partner Boyd Carano has been named to Legal 500’s 2018 Private Practice Powerlist: The Leading U.S. Attorneys with a Focus on Mexico.

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 19 V&E Attorneys to 2018 Texas Rising Stars List 03-12-2018

Super Lawyers has named 19 Vinson & Elkins attorneys to the 2018 Texas Rising Stars List across a range of the firm’s practices and Texas offices.

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