Vicki Martin-Odette



Education and Clerkships

LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1997

LL.M., International Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 1995, with distinction

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1994, cum laude, Order of Coif

B.A., Texas A&M University, 1990, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions


New York


Vicki Martin-Odette is the Chair of the Business Transactions Department and Co-Chair of the Investment Fund Practice Group of the firm. Ms. Odette regularly advises institutional investors and fund sponsors in connection with the formation of, and investment in, U.S. and foreign investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds, energy funds, real estate funds, and fund of funds.

Ms. Odette has experience in a variety of transactions including:

  • Representing numerous institutions and family offices in their investments into hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds and fund of funds.
  • Representing oil and gas company sponsor on the formation of numerous investment funds with capital commitments of $3 billion dollars with taxable and tax-exempt investors.
  • Representing a real estate company sponsor on the formation of an open-ended real estate fund with taxable and tax-exempt investors.
  • Representing numerous institutional investors and family offices in structuring and negotiating captive funds and separately managed accounts.
  • Representing natural resource operating companies and producers on pipeline, drilling, working interest, net profits interest and royalty joint ventures.
  • Representing companies in the energy, pharmaceutical, media, manufacturing, healthcare and technology industries in joint venture transactions.
  • Representing an oil and gas company on the formation and initial public offering of a publicly-traded master limited partnership.
  • Representing individuals and families with net worths in excess of $1 billion on business planning matters associated with the formation and operation of family offices.
  • Restructuring a family of U.S. and foreign hedge funds with billions of dollars in assets under management.

Selected Publications

  • "Attracting New Managers: Hedge funds find hospitable home in Texas," co-author with Taylor Wilson, Hedge Fund Journal, June 2011.


Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Maintains Strong Presence in The Best Lawyers in America 2016

The Best Lawyers in America 2016, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has recognized 114 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers across more than 60 practice areas.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2015

Professional and Community Activities

  • Former Chair, Private Investment Fund Subcommittee, Private Equity & Venture Capital Committee, American Bar Association
  • Former Chair, Corporate Tax Committee, State Bar of Texas Tax Section
  • Former Chair, Tax Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of Texas
  • Former Vice-Chair, Partnership and Real Estate Tax Committee, State Bar of Texas Tax Section
  • Former Chair, International Environmental Tax Subcommittee, Environmental Tax Committee, American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Taxation and Business Law Sections
  • State Bar of Texas, Tax Section and Business Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association


DMag Best Lawyers 2015

Haynes and Boone Maintains Strong Presence on D Magazine’s Best Lawyers List

D Magazine recognizes 34 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers in their annual “Best Lawyers of Dallas” directory, marking the strongest showing since 2011.

Published by D Magazine Partners in May 2015

Professional Recognition

  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America®, Woodward/White, Inc., in Tax Law, 2013-2016
  • Named one of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas for Tax by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2010
  • Named a Best Business Lawyer in Dallas for Tax by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2009, 2011, 2015
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™

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