Haynes and Boone, LLP has earned its first Legal 500 U.S. ranking in the Industry Focus category for Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas. The firm also was recognized in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial category for M&A: Middle-Market (Sub-$500 million).
The Legal 500 series analyzes the capabilities of law firms across the world, based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, law firm submissions, and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.
Recognized for the first time in the category of Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas, the firm’s oil and gas litigation group has grown significantly within the past two years. New Partners Craig Stahl, Jeff Kuehnle, David Ammons, Michelle Scheffler, and Counsel Emmie Gooch joined Haynes and Boone’s seasoned group of oil and gas litigators, reinforcing the firm’s deep industry experience and litigation prowess. Our oil and gas litigators have handled and delivered successful results for our clients in significant, bet-the-company cases and precedent-setting matters across the country, and our experience includes litigation in state and federal courts, as well as domestic and international arbitration proceedings.
Legal 500 also recognized the firm’s M&A Practice in the middle-market category:
The firm’s M&A lawyers have extensive experience handling middle-market deals, having helped clients close more than 500 transactions in the last five years. The group represents buyers and sellers in transactions that include private equity M&A, corporate strategic acquisitions and divestitures, asset transactions, strategic alliances, cross-border transactions, and joint ventures. The practice has been recognized in 2019 by Chambers and Partners, Chambers USA and Chambers Latin America; The M&A Advisor; The Global M&A Network; Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc.; and D CEO. Recent notable and award winning transactions include representation of Corporacion POK, a Mexican industrial and oilfield services precision casting foundry, in its sale to steel manufacturer Nucor Corporation; representation of Blucora Inc. in its $180 million acquisition of 1st Global Inc., a tax-focused wealth management company; and the representation of private equity firm SunTx Capital Partners in the sale of Carolina Beverage Group to Cold Spring Brewing Company, a portfolio company of Brynwood Partners. Key M&A partners recognized by the Legal 500 include Tom Harris and Janice Sharry, who are based in Dallas, and Ricardo Garcia-Moreno and George Y. Gonzalez, who lead deal teams in both Houston and Mexico City.
Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 550 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer.