Vinson & Elkins elects 13 new partners


HOUSTON, Dec. 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Vinson & Elkins today announced the promotion of 13 lawyers in its partnership, effective January 1, 2022: Michael gibson in Austin; Brad foxman, Jordan Leu and Sarah mitchell in Dallas; Robert Hugues, Damien lyster and Crosby Scofield in Houston; Lauren Davies and Giacomo Reali in London; Lauren Kanzer, julia petite and Jose sanchez At New York; and Paige Anderson in Richmond.

“We are pleased to recognize the excellent service that our new partners provide to their clients and to congratulate them on this important step in their career,” said Marc Kelly, president, Vinson & Elkins. “Representing eight practice groups, this year’s lawyers embody the collaborative spirit that makes our firm and our culture so strong. They each demonstrated a commitment to others and a focus on innovation that will fuel both the future of our firm and the legal profession. “

“We are proud to have such a talented group of women and men who have made an exceptional contribution to the success of the company,” said Scott wulfe, Managing Partner, Vinson & Elkins. “Each of them excels in customer service, professionalism and collegiality, embracing what it means to be a Vinson & Elkins lawyer. We are delighted to welcome them to this partnership and look forward to building our future together.”

Here is the list of the firm’s new partners:

Paige Anderson, Tax

Anderson’s practice focuses on the federal tax aspects of business transactions, particularly in the real estate industry. She advises real estate investment trusts, private equity developers and investors on a variety of tax matters including the formation of public and private REITs, tax planning associated with equity and mortgage REITs, qualified areas of opportunity, capital market transactions and IPOs, mergers and acquisitions. , joint ventures, reorganizations, financing and tax aspects of foreign investments in US real estate.

Lauren Davies, Energy transactions and projects

Davies advises on the development and financing of projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors, acting on behalf of clients on complex projects in emerging markets and around the world. She has extensive experience in project finance, advising project companies, sponsors, host governments and lenders in the development and financing of projects in the oil and gas, petrochemicals, mining and metals, LNG, ports and infrastructure.

Brad foxman, Restructuring & Reorganization

Foxman’s practice includes all aspects of restructuring and reorganization, including representing lenders, buyers, debtors, creditors and trustees. He has extensive experience advising clients on all aspects of financial distress, including liability management transactions, corporate restructurings and restructurings, acquisitions and disposals of distressed assets, litigation in dispute. bankruptcy, counterparty risk and reorganization and insolvency proceedings.

Michael gibson, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Gibson advises clients on strategic and capital raising transactions, including company acquisitions, divestitures and sale transactions, preferred stock and other equity financings, convertible debt financings, minority investments and growth and corporate reorganizations. He represents public and private companies, private equity investors and their portfolio companies, venture capitalists and emerging growth companies, and has extensive experience in a variety of industries including technology, transportation and construction. manufacturing.

Robert Hugues, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Hughes advises private equity firms, holding companies and various public and private companies on a range of strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, structured finance, leveraged buyouts and joint ventures. His work focuses on identifying practical solutions to complex legal problems and covers a variety of sectors, including infrastructure, renewable energy, telecommunications, energy and technology.

Lauren Kanzer, Restructuring & Reorganization

Kanzer’s practice focuses on all aspects of restructuring and reorganization work, including representing debtors, creditors, shareholders and investors in Chapter 11 cases, extrajudicial restructurings, and distressed acquisitions and investments. . She has experience representing clients in a variety of industries including energy, transportation, agriculture, finance, healthcare, and food and beverage.

Jordan Leu, Complex commercial litigation

Leu has extensive experience in state and federal courts and in arbitration representing energy companies, private equity firms and financial institutions in various commercial disputes; representation of debtors, creditors and sponsors in litigation related to financial restructuring and bankruptcy; and defend lawyers and law firms in professional liability cases.

Damien lyster, Energy regulations

Lyster has advised clients on numerous transactional and state and federal regulatory matters relating to the production, collection, transportation and storage of natural gas; the transport, terminal and storage of liquid hydrocarbons; power sales and marketing; and the sale or acquisition of goods and assets related to natural gas, oil and electricity. He has represented companies in the negotiation of trade agreements and the prosecution of applicable approvals with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Texas Railroad Commission.

Sarah mitchell, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Mitchell’s practice focuses on advising clients on insurance matters in complex corporate transactions. In the context of public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and securities offerings, she advises on the use of representation and guarantee insurance and other insurance against transactional risks, the placement and liquidation of D&O insurance, the transfer and custody of insurance assets. , and other insurance matters.

julia petite, Compensation and social benefits of directors

Petty advises clients on executive compensation and benefits matters in domestic and cross-border business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and divestitures, public offerings, acquisition companies -SPAC transactions and restructurings and other reorganizations. She regularly advises her clients on disclosure, governance and shareholder awareness regarding compensation and benefits programs, with particular emphasis on times of business change.

Giacomo Reali, Finance

Reali’s practice covers a wide range of business matters in markets across Europe, the United States and Latin America. He represents financial institutions, private equity sponsors, asset managers and corporations in complex financing transactions, including high yield and premium debt offerings; financing of acquisitions, loan commitments and bridging loans; leveraged loans; preferred shareholdings, warrants and controlling shareholdings; mezzanine and HoldCo PIK financing; special situation transactions; and turnaround and restructuring operations.

Jose sanchez, Complex commercial litigation

Sanchez’s practice focuses on international arbitration matters, with an emphasis on infrastructure, energy, investor-state relations and post-acquisition litigation. He deals with international arbitration matters in English, Spanish and Portuguese, under the laws of many jurisdictions around the world, particularly in New York and Latin America.

Crosby Scofield, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets

Scofield advises public and private companies, private equity funds and other financial sponsors on corporate matters and strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and financing by preferred shares. He also regularly represents issuers and underwriters in capital market transactions.

About Vinson & ElkinsFor over 100 years, Vinson & Elkins has provided extensive experience in managing transactions, investments, projects and litigation around the world. The firm is a trusted advisor to clients in the most important industrial and digital sectors. Learn more by visiting or follow us on Twitter @VinsonandElkins or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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