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Vinson & Elkins Promotes 13 to Counsel

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Vinson & Elkins has promoted 13 lawyers to counsel. Collectively, they represent four offices and six practice areas, including: appellate; mergers and acquisitions and capital markets; energy transactions and projects; complex commercial litigation; real estate; and tax.

“We are excited to announce the promotion of these talented and deserving lawyers,” said V&E Managing Partner Scott Wulfe. “They have made significant contributions to their respective practices and we look forward to their continued success in their new roles.”

The following lawyers were promoted to counsel:

Mary Alexander
Tax, Washington, D.C.

Mary Alexander advises clients on the federal income tax consequences of mergers, acquisitions and other transactions, with a particular focus on renewable energy deals and structuring for tax credits. She also has extensive experience in capital markets and finance transactions.

Matthew (Max) Etchemendy
Appellate, Washington, D.C.

Max Etchemendy’s principal area of practice is appellate litigation. Prior to joining V&E, he served as a judicial clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States and to Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Matthew Greenberg
Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets, Houston

Matthew Greenberg’s principal area of practice is corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities offerings and general corporate representation. He has particular experience in matters involving electric power assets (both conventional and renewable), including cross-border transactions.

Simone King
Energy Transactions and Projects, New York

Simone King represents project sponsors and financial institutions across a range of domestic and cross-border project and structured financings, as well as acquisitions and investment transactions across a wide range of sectors, such as energy (including renewables), infrastructure, oil and gas and mining and metals.

James Leader, Jr.
Complex Commercial Litigation, Houston

James Leader is a trial lawyer who represents clients in industries ranging from energy to education. He has spearheaded several successful efforts to force early resolution of high value cases and has secured key appellate victories for clients in federal appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Texas.

Christy Mazzola
Real Estate, New York

Christy Mazzola’s practice focuses on a wide range of real estate matters, including real estate development, acquisitions, mortgage and mezzanine financings, partnerships and joint ventures, office and retail leasing, ground leasing, real estate funds and workouts and restructurings.

Daniel McEntee
Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets, Houston

Daniel McEntee’s principal areas of practice are private equity, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate representation. He has experience representing companies on complex projects and transactions in the energy, renewables, retail, deathcare and industrial sectors, among others.

Elizabeth Krabill McIntyre
Complex Commercial Litigation, Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Krabill McIntyre’s practice covers government contracts, export controls and economic sanctions for clients across various industries. She counsels clients on compliance with federal regulations relevant to contractors and exporters, advocates for contractors in bid protests and contract claims, conducts internal investigations and diligence and drafts voluntary disclosures, requests and other advocacy submissions to federal agencies.

Kent Piacenti
Complex Commercial Litigation, Dallas

Kent Piacenti’s principal areas of practice are complex commercial litigation and appellate litigation. His clients include private equity, financial and energy firms, as well as several major religious denominations. Piacenti serves on the National Leadership Council of Lambda Legal and as pro bono General Counsel to the Turtle Creek Chorale.

Jeremy Reichman
Complex Commercial Litigation, Dallas

Jeremy Reichman’s experience covers a wide variety of commercial disputes in state and federal courts, with a primary focus on representing lawyers and law firms in professional-liability suits and representing debtors and creditors involved in bankruptcy-related litigation.

Crosby Scofield
Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets, Houston

Crosby Scofield advises public and private companies, private equity funds and other financial sponsors in connection with strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, investments and preferred equity financings. He also routinely represents issuers and underwriters in capital markets transactions.

John Slaybaugh
Energy Transactions and Projects, Houston

John Slaybaugh’s practice focuses on energy transactions, projects, joint ventures, commercial contracts, asset acquisitions and dispositions and general corporate representation, including experience with midstream companies, petrochemical companies and project developers relating to domestic and international product transportation and trading, marine terminalling, onshore and offshore drilling and oilfield services.

Joclynn Townsend
Energy Transactions and Projects, Houston

Joclynn Townsend’s principal areas of practice are mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and development agreements. She has experience representing companies on complex transactions and projects in the upstream and midstream energy space.

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