Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm represented J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., RBS Securities Inc. and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as the administrative agent, in connection with a $3 billion revolving credit facility and a $2 billion 364-Day revolving credit facility for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. (more…)

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Adams and Reese is pleased to announce that commercial litigator and regulatory attorney in the energy sector, Alton J. Hall, Jr. has joined the law firm’s Houston office as Special Counsel. Hall was formerly with the International litigation law firm of Cozen O’Connor, and he was also one of the founders of one of the largest African-American owned law firms in the United States, Wickliff & Hall. (more…)

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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP is representing Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) in connection with its agreement to acquire Hiland Partners from its founder, Harold Hamm, and certain Hamm family trusts, for a total purchase price of approximately $3 billion, including the assumption of debt.

The purchased assets consist of crude oil gathering and transportation pipelines and gas gathering and processing systems, primarily serving production from the Bakken Formation in North Dakota and Montana. (more…)

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Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that John Adkins has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Finance, Restructuring, and Bankruptcy group. Mr. Adkins represents clients in business transactions, including banking, real estate, and corporate matters. He is based in the Firm’s Houston office. (more…)

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Bruce “Chip” Morris joins Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC (KRCL) in the Houston office. Chip brings over 20 years of experience successfully representing and counseling clients on a wide range of commercial and intellectual property matters. (more…)

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Jason M. Medley has joined LeClairRyan as a shareholder on the firm’s Bank Finance & Lending team. He will be resident in the national law firm’s Houston office. (more…)

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Marcus W. Deitz, an accomplished lawyer with more than 15 years of extensive experience as counsel for major local and regional bond issues, has joined McGuireWoods as a partner in Houston. The addition significantly enhances the firm’s highly regarded national public finance practice.

Deitz joins McGuireWoods from Norton Rose Fulbright where he was a partner working on a wide array of public finance transactions from the firm’s Houston and Denver offices. (more…)

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Akin Gump advised Morgan Stanley in the sale, along with Chesapeake Energy Corporation, of natural gas producing assets in east Texas and north Louisiana to SND Operating, LLC. According to SND, the transaction was valued at $129 million in cash, subject to closing adjustments, and included 182,395 net acres, 73 percent operated by Chesapeake. As a result of the deal, SND, which is backed by Vortus Investment Advisors, now holds about 225,000 net acres of production. (more…)

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Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that Drew Baldinger is returning to the firm as a Business Transactions Partner in Houston.

Mr. Baldinger was most recently vice president, commercial and legal, for South Louisiana Methanol, headquartered in Austin, Texas. In that position, he oversaw all legal issues and was a member of senior management for an approximately $2 billion greenfield gas-to-methanol development. (more…)

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Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP announced today that nine trial lawyers, with diverse civil litigation backgrounds, will join the firm’s Houston office. The attorneys will start at the firm on January 5. Their arrival continues the firm’s expansion in Houston and strengthens Vorys nationally recognized litigation and energy groups. (more…)

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Winston & Strawn LLP has announced that Jonathan Judkowitz has joined the firm’s corporate transactions group in Houston. Mr. Judkowitz, who joins Winston as a partner, was most recently a banking and finance partner at Mayer Brown.

“We’re excited to have Jonathan join our team in Houston. His reserve-based lending experience is a welcome addition and will support and add depth to the firm’s finance practice,” said John Keville, Winston & Strawn Houston office managing partner. (more…)

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Ted Meyer as a shareholder in the firm’s Houston office. Meyer joins Ogletree Deakins from Meyer Moser Lang LLP, where he was a founding and managing partner. He is the sixth attorney and second shareholder to join Ogletree Deakins’ Houston office in 2014, a testament to the firm’s strategic growth in the market in response to client demand. Shareholder Merritt Chastain joined the firm in April. (more…)

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