Daniel Nossa is a partner in the Energy, Derivatives, and Investment Funds group at Jackson Walker. He advises public and private entities on commodity and financial transactions ranging from plain vanilla trades to complex multi-billion dollar structured deals. Mr. Nossa has extensive experience negotiating and drafting industry standard documentation such as the ISDA, GMSLA, MSLA, MSRA, EEI and NAESB agreements and many forms of credit support documents including CSAs, security agreements, guaranties and letters of credit. He advises dealers and end users on the Commodity Exchange Act and Dodd-Frank regulations. Mr. Nossa received his A.B., cum laude, from Princeton University and his J.D. degree from Stanford Law School.

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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented CBFH, Inc., the holding company of CommunityBank of Texas, in the acquisition of MC Bancshares, Inc., the holding company of Memorial City Bank.

The all-cash transaction combines the roughly $2.8 billion combined assets of the banks to make CBFH one of the largest privately held banks in Texas, with the majority of its loans and deposits in the Houston marketplace. (more…)

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Akin Gump today announced the addition of Michael J. Byrd as a partner in the firm’s energy practice in Houston. Mr. Byrd is an experienced and recognized attorney in the oil and gas industry, whose practice emphasizes upstream M&A transactions. He comes to Akin Gump from Baker & McKenzie, where he served as chair of that firm’s North America oil and gas practice group (more…)

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Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that corporate attorney Kevin Trautner has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner.

Mr. Trautner joins Andrews Kurth’s corporate/securities practice group, where he will focus on working with public and privately held companies in a variety of corporate transactions. Mr. Trautner has extensive experience representing targets and acquirers in mergers and acquisitions, in addition to guiding businesses through initial public offerings. He also represents issuers and underwriters in a variety of securities offerings and provides strategic counsel in regulatory and corporate governance issues. (more…)

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Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today that highly regarded real estate partner Peter M. Oxman has joined the firm’s Houston office. The addition of Oxman marks the continued expansion of the firm’s 130-lawyer national Real Estate Department, recognized as the fourth largest real estate practice in the country. Oxman joins Seyfarth from King & Spalding LLP’s Houston office, where he was a partner in its Capital Transactions and Real Estate practice group. (more…)

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) announced today the execution of two agreements to sell midstream compression assets for total proceeds of approximately $520 million. (more…)

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Leech Tishman recently welcomed Shana Metteauer Smith to the firm. Shana is an associate in the Energy Practice Group and is based in Houston, Texas. She focuses her practice primarily on oil and gas title examination. (more…)

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The Houston office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Brett J. Young as a partner in the firm’s toxic tort/product liability practice. Young joins K&L Gates from Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. (more…)

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Locke Lord LLP is expanding its International Tax Practice with the addition of Partner Jaremi Chilton. Though he will be based in Houston, Chilton will work across the Firm to assist clients with his strong experience in international tax matters and commercial immigration work. (more…)

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On January 29, 2014, Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE: RICE) closed its $1.05 billion initial public offering of 50 million common shares at a price to the public of $21 per share.  RICE offered 30 million shares, while the selling stockholder — NGP Holdings — offered 20 million shares. The company won’t receive any proceeds from shares sold by NGP Holdings. (more…)

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Akin Gump advised EP Energy Corporation in its initial public offering of 35.2 million shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $20 per share, which closed on January 23. The underwriters have a 30-day option to purchase from the company up to an additional 5.28 million shares of common stock at the public offering price (less underwriting discounts and commissions). EP Energy’s common stock began trading January 17 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “EPE.” (more…)

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A Houston-based Akin Gump team advised the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Rose Rock Midstream’s general partner in Rose Rock’s acquisition from SemGroup Corporation of an additional one-third interest in SemCrude Pipeline, L.L.C., which owns a 51 percent interest in White Cliffs Pipeline L.L.C., for $275 million. Rose Rock now owns a 67 percent interest in SemCrude Pipeline and indirectly owns a 34 percent interest in White Cliffs Pipeline. (more…)

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