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Thompson & Knight LLP

Dallas

Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas
  • One Arts Plaza
  • 1722 Routh Street
  • Suite 1500
  • Dallas
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 75201
  • Managing Partner: Emily A Parker
  • Number of partners: 160 approx.
  • Number of lawyers: 330 approx.
  • Languages: Arabic, English, French, German, Gujarati, Hebrew, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese
  • INTERNATIONAL OFFICES Algiers, Algeria; Paris, France; Monterrey, Mexico; London, UK

Firm Overview:
Since 1887, Thompson & Knight attorneys have been anticipating clients’ needs and striving to exceed expectations. With an emphasis on global energy, litigation, tax and insolvency matters, the firm’s attorneys provide clients with innovative, cost-effective legal and business solutions to their issues. Thompson & Knight’s experience in these areas establishes it as a leading global energy law firm, with more than two-thirds of its practice relating to the energy industry.

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & Securities:

■ Represented EnCap Investments LP in formation of a private equity fund with total commitments of $5b
■ Represented majority holder of Frac Tech Services in its $3.7b sale of equity to a Singaporean fund
■ Represented Noble Energy in its $1.85b public offering of 4.15% senior notes due 2021

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
■ Representation of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V., the debtor In re Vitro Asset Corp. et al., in a heavily litigated Chapter 15 bankruptcy case with restructured debt in excess of $3.7b
■ Obtained plan confirmation in Baseline Oil & Gas Corp.’s ‘pre-pack’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy case in 33 days
■ Represented Hercules Offshore in its acquisition of Seahawk’s drilling rig assets through Sec. 363 purchase

Oil, Gas & Energy:
■ Represented Brigham Exploration Company in its sale to Statoil ASA for approximately $4.4b
■ Represented Chief Gathering in its $1b sale to Penn Virginia Resource Partners
■ Represented Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation in its acquisition of oil and gas assets in Oklahoma from Chesapeake Energy Corp. for $1.02b

Environmental:
■ Represent energy companies on environmental issues with E&P, midstream and downstream operations
■ Challenging an ordinance adopted by the Houston City Council on behalf of BNSF, Union Pacific, and HBT
■ Representing The Dow Chemical Company in a federal Superfund action involving a former waste oil recovery facility

Finance:
■ Represented agent bank in $4b syndicated revolving credit facility with large E&P company
■ Represented Apache Corp. in $3.95b financing raised in part to facilitate acquisition of BP assets
■ Represented agent bank in $3.5b syndicated revolving credit facility for large energy partnership

Healthcare:
■ Manage more than 150 hospital contract litigation cases nationwide for a Fortune 200 hospital company
■ Represent hospital systems and healthcare providers in investigations, litigation and compliance
■ Represent a national medical device manufacturer regarding healthcare antitrust and marketing issues

Intellectual Property & Technology:
■ Represented US air carrier in patent litigation in E. Dist. of Texas involving internet server technology
■ Represented semiconductor manufacturer in patent litigation in California involving eight US patents
■ Prepared/prosecuted patent applications related to hydrogen hybrid locomotive for national railroad company

Employment & Labor:
■ Assisted transportation employer in defeating EEOC nationwide investigatory subpoenas
■ Assisted international transportation company with withdrawal of OSHA citation based on agency’s multi-employer workplace doctrine
■ Handled FLSA matters for food distributor, energy services and electronics employers

Real Estate:
■ Represented City of Austin in 2.5 million square feet of mixed use development estimated at $750m
■ Represented C-III Asset Mgmt./Alliance in REO sale transactions for a trust prior to Lehman Bros.’ bankruptcy
■ Represented Granite Properties in the disposition of its entire $165m industrial property portfolio

Tax:
■ Represented EnCap Investments LP in tax issues involving formation of private equity funds focused on upstream and midstream sectors in North America
■ Represented TEAK Midstream, LLC in tax issues related to its sale of 100% of the equity interests to Atlas Pipeline Partners, LP for $1b
■ Assist Canadian chemical manufacturing company with tax, executive compensation, and employee benefits issues for its US workforce and US expatriates

Trial & Appellate:
■ Represented Petrobras America Inc. and affiliates in an arbitration involving ownership of a joint venture
■ Represented Fisher Controls International LLC in wrongful death and personal injury claims suit arising from industrial refinery explosion, obtaining full dismissal of those claims
■ Secured a reversal of a $6.85m judgement against insurance agent clients

Clients: BNSF Railway Company, Blue Bell Creameries, Chief Oil & Gas, The Dow Chemical Company, EnCap Investments L.P., Fisher Controls International / Emerson Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Lafarge, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Natural Gas Partners, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, Royal Bank of Canada, Simon Property Group, Wells Fargo Bank, Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V.

Branches

  • 98 San Jacinto Boulevard,
  • Suite 1900,
  • Austin,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 78701
  • Tel +1 512 469 6100
  • Fax +1 512 469 6180
  • Email : James.Morriss@tklaw.com
  • One Arts Plaza,
  • 1722 Routh Street,
  • Suite 1500,
  • Dallas,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 75201
  • Tel +1 214 969 1700
  • Fax +1 214 969 1751
  • Email : Larry.Hicks@tklaw.com
  • 801 Cherry Street,
  • Unit 1,
  • Burnett Plaza,
  • Suite 1600,
  • Fort Worth,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 76102-6881
  • Tel +1 817 347 1700
  • Fax +1 817 347 1799
  • Email : Mike.Sheehan@tklaw.com
  • 333 Clay Street,
  • Suite 3300,
  • Houston,
  • Texas
  • USA
  • TX 77002
  • Tel +1 713 654 8111
  • Fax +1 713 654 1871
  • Email : Meyerson@tklaw.com
  • 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard,
  • Suite 950,
  • Los Angeles,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 90067
  • Tel +1 310 203 6900
  • Fax +1 310 203 6980
  • Email : Shelly.Youree@tklaw.com
  • 650 California Street,
  • Fifth Floor,
  • San Francisco,
  • California
  • USA
  • CA 94108
  • Tel +1 415 433 3900
  • Fax +1 415 433 3950
  • 900 Third Avenue ,
  • 20th Floor,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10022-4728
  • Tel +1 212 751 3001
  • Fax +1 212 751 3113
  • Email : Philip.Kessler@tklaw.com