Adams and Reese Attorneys Vic Lott and Andy Freeman served as legal advisors to the Jackson, Miss.-based timberland investment management organization, The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC, which announced, on behalf of a client, that they completed the successful purchase of approximately 14,280 acres in East Texas for a purchase price of $18.4 million. This property was purchased from Cambium Corrigan Limited Partnership, an entity of Cambium Global Timberland Limited.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced that its client, Consolidated Edison Development, Inc. (CED), a developer and owner of renewable gas and transmission assets with a focus on the Northeastern United States, along with Texas-based Panda Power Funds, plans to build a 20-megawatt solar farm on a 100-acre site in Pilesgrove, New Jersey. The farm will be connected directly to the electrical grid via the Atlantic City Electric distribution system. Greenberg Traurig’s team advising CED on the solar project included Robert Wexler, a shareholder in the Corporate and Securities Practice of the New Jersey office; Steven Fleissig, a shareholder in the Real Estate Practice in the New Jersey office; and Charles Schwenck, Co-Chair of the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice in the Los Angeles office.
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP today announced a major victory for its client, UK-based Smith & Nephew, a worldwide leader in wound care. On October 18, 2010, a Texas Federal Court ruled that patents licensed to San Antonio-based Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI) on negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) are invalid. NPWT is the treatment of difficult-to-heal open skin wounds with the application of negative pressure.
Jackson Walker has boosted its Houston office with the addition of Shawn R. O’Brien. O’Brian joins the firm’s tax group as partner. He received his J.D. from Loyola University School of Law and he received LL.M. From in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
Jackson Walker has made a partner hire at its Fort Worth office. David Seidler has joined the firm’s litigation practice. He specifically practices commercial litigation, insurance defense and alternative dispute resolution.
Jackson Walker has hired a new partner for its Dallas office. Tracey Wallace will practice Labor & Employment law. Wallace received her J.D. From Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
Andrews Kurth LLP has boosted its Houston office with the lateral hire of Thomas A. Sage. Sage, who joins as a partner, will practice in the Public Law group. He brings a team with him, including associate Nathelie Ashby.
Thompson & Knight LLP has hired Mark Weibel as its newest partner in Dallas. Weibel departs from Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P to make the move. He brings along four associates: Bryan L. Larson, Bryan D. Garner, Christopher W. Neilson, and Shannon Fey Stapp. The team focuses on real estate law.
Denver based Bodman LLP has affiliated itself with Dallas firm Strong & Willcox LLP by way of two of its partners. Staci Strong Heuvel and Misty Willcox joined Bodman as of Counsel but will also continue work at their current firm. Bodman is making this move to give more attention to its clients in Texas.
Perkins Coie has launched an office in Dallas. Steven Smith, formerally a partner at Greenburg Traurig, has joined the firm to act as partner-in-charge. Smith focuses his practice on lending and real estate workouts.
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP has hired Steven D. Rubin from King & Spalding in Houston. Rubin joins the Corporate practice. He focuses his practice on private equity, mergers and acquisitions and securities.