Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, today announced that Chad Mills is joining the firm as Partner in its Energy & Commodities Practice in Houston. Mills is a leading practitioner in structured energy transactions and related energy trading agreements, project infrastructure development, mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate transactions for clients including energy providers, developers, investors and underwriters in gas, electric power and oil. (more…)

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today the arrival of Paul Pryzant as a partner in the firm’s Corporate department in Houston. Pryzant joins Seyfarth from Burleson LLP, where he was a partner at the energy law boutique from 2008.

For more than 30 years, Pryzant has advised clients in a wide range of mergers & acquisitions, equity and debt financings, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and other corporate transactions. His practice includes securities, venture capital, executive compensation and commercial operating contracts. His mergers and acquisitions practice involves a wide range of industries including oilfield services, drilling, industrial services and products, healthcare, and software and technology. (more…)

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King & Spalding has recruited John H. Barr, Jr., a commercial litigator who focuses on intellectual property, energy and business litigation, as a partner in its intellectual property practice in the Houston office. Barr joins King & Spalding from Bracewell & Giuliani, where he was a partner and co-head of the intellectual property litigation practice. (more…)

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Jackson Walker is pleased to welcome attorney Nick Spiliotis. He joins the Houston office as a partner in the Labor & Employment group. (more…)

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Akin Gump advised the conflicts committee of the board of directors of Rose Rock Midstream, L.P.’s general partner in the partnership’s $325 million purchase of the remaining crude oil assets of SemGroup Corporation, which include the Wattenberg Oil Trunkline System and SemGroup’s 50 percent interest in the Glass Mountain Pipeline. (more…)

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Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of Kimberlee S. Cagle as a partner in its Financial Industry Group (FIG). Her practice in the Houston office will focus on representing commercial banks, financial institutions, and borrowers in structuring, negotiating, and documenting financing transactions, with particular emphasis on financing transactions in the oil and gas industry (including upstream, midstream and downstream sectors, as well as energy services).

Prior to joining Reed Smith, Cagle was a partner in the Finance Practice at Burleson LLP, Houston. (more…)

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Columbia Pipeline Partners LP (the “Partnership”), a NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) company, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 46,811,398 common units representing limited partner interests in the Partnership at $23.00 per common unit. The Partnership has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 7,021,709 common units. The common units are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 6, 2015 under the symbol “CPPL.” The offering is expected to close on February 11, 2015, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. (more…)

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The EnLink Midstream companies, EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:ENLK) (the Partnership) and EnLink Midstream, LLC (NYSE:ENLC) (the General Partner) (together “EnLink”), announced a definitive agreement to acquire Coronado Midstream Holdings LLC (“Coronado”), which owns natural gas gathering and processing facilities in the Permian Basin, for approximately $600 million, subject to certain adjustments (more…)

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Baker Donelson announces the addition of Carter Williams to the Firm’s Houston office (more…)

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Rachel A. de Cordova recently joined Phelps Dunbar LLP as a partner practicing in the firm’s Houston, Texas office. Ms. de Cordova brings nearly a decade of legal experience to the firm, where she will practice as part of the regional marine and energy and litigation practice groups.

“We are so pleased to welcome Rachel to the firm,” said Marty McLeod, Admiralty Practice Coordinator. “She brings greater depth to our firm’s marine and energy practice and strengthens our ability to serve our clients in Texas as well as along the Gulf Coast.” (more…)

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Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of Kevin Cadwell as a partner in its Intellectual Property, Information and Innovation Practice in Houston.

Cadwell was formerly a partner in the Houston office of Baker Botts, where he co-chaired the Energy IP Practice. (more…)

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Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Robert G. Stephens has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Global Finance and Energy practices. He will have a leadership role in the Finance practice in Houston. Mr. Stephens is a highly regarded finance and energy lawyer whose practice is principally focused on structured energy transactions, including secured financings and derivatives transactions and energy asset acquisitions. (more…)

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