Vicki Martin-Odette

Practices

Industries

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

Admissions

Texas

New York

Profile

Vicki Odette is the chair of the Business Transactions Department and co-chair of the Investment Management Practice Group of the firm. Vicki 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.

Vicki 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.

Energy

Oil and Gas

Haynes and Boone Represents Alta Mesa in $3.8 Billion Merger with Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II

A team of Haynes and Boone lawyers led by Houston Partner Bill Nelson is advising Alta Mesa Holdings, LP, which has reached a definitive agreement to combine with Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and Kingfisher Midstream LLC. The transaction is subject to the approval of Silver Run II stockholders and the satisfaction or waiver of other customary closing conditions.

Recognition

Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Featured in Best Lawyers in America 2018

Best Lawyers in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has recognized 107 Haynes and Boone lawyers across 56 practice areas in its 2018 edition.


Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2017

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

Mergers and Acquisitions

Produce

Haynes and Boone Advises Specialty Food Firm Parker Products on Sale

Haynes and Boone has represented Parker Products in the negotiation of an investment by The Riverside Company. Fort Worth-based Parker Products is a leading provider of specialty ingredients for the baking, dairy, beverage, confectionery, RTE and snack, and foodservice industries.

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Dallas Business Journal's list of Who's Who in Energy, American City Business Journals, 2015
  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., in Tax Law, 2013-2018
  • 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, 2015-2017
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™

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