Our firm mourns the passing of our friend and partner, Kirk L. Worley, described by his colleagues as “A man who was good in every way.” Kirk joined the firm in 1996, after working with us as a summer associate; he later became a partner in 2005.
Kirk was universally liked and respected by his fellow lawyers and staff members, always willing to help others no matter how busy he was, and was an exceptional lawyer who had no ego and epitomized Haynes and Boone’s teamwork culture. He was known by all for his devotion to his wife and children. Kirk was active in his son’s little league football team, ultimately coaching them through a championship season. Kirk’s friend and colleague, Mike Powell, said of him, “You could trust whatever Kirk said and did, as a lawyer and as a friend. He had a great presence and confidence in court without being arrogant and was always thoroughly prepared.”
Kirk leaves behind his wife and two children, as well as his parents and many other loving family members and friends.
We remember Kirk with respect and admiration. He will be dearly missed.
In a case that drew national attention when it was filed last year, a New Jersey federal judge has dismissed all claims brought against the National Football League in a class action brought over ticket pricing for Super Bowl XLVIII held last February at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
The plaintiffs in Finkelman, et al. v. National Football League, et al. (Civil Action No.3:14¬cv¬00096 (D.N.J.)) asked the United States District Court in New Jersey to find that the league’s limited distribution of Super Bowl tickets caused Finkelman and other class members to overpay for Super Bowl seats on the secondary market.
April in Texas traditionally marks the start of the spring thunderstorm season. This April, the tempestuous weather looks set to be accompanied by an additional financial squall for the state’s oil and gas companies as banks begin cutting back on the reserve financing on which these firms rely.
Such financing is typically re-evaluated twice a year, usually in October and April, and is tied to the value of the borrowing firms’ oil and gas reserves and related assets such as pipelines.
- Mexico’s Haynes and Boone SC has helped Mexican offshore oil field service provider Cotemar secure US$160 million to refinance a loan from Banamex and Citibank ... Cotemar secured the loan with a mortgage over several of the company’s vessels and through a security trust estate agreement with Pemex Exploración y Producción (PEP), a subsidiary of Mexico’s state-owned oil company. Cash flow from Cotemar’s lease of a platform to PEP was used as collateral for the loan.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is proud to announce promotion to partnership of 13 lawyers representing the firm’s Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Orange County, Richardson, and Washington, D.C. offices. It is the largest class of new partners elevated in the firm’s 44-year history.
The new class is comprised of LeAnn Chen, Scott Cunning, Brent Folsom, Jeremy Herskowitz, Nicholas Hoffman, Kendall Hollrah, Arman Kuyumjian, Christina Marshall, Joseph Mencher, Russ Rabinovich, Tom Tippetts, Greg Webb and Kenya Woodruff.