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Vicki L. Odette

Partner | Chair - Investment Management Practice Group

Vicki Odette is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and is chair of the Investment Management Practice Group. Vicki regularly advises fund sponsors, institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, and family offices in their investments into hedge funds, private equity, venture capital funds, energy funds, real estate funds, credit and debt funds, and fund of funds.

Vicki has represented numerous institutional investors and family offices in structuring and negotiating their investments into all types of open-ended and closed-ended funds, separately managed accounts, and co-investments. Individuals and families with net worths in excess of $1 billion seek Vicki’s advice on business planning matters associated with the formation and operation of family offices, and for representation on their investments.

Vicki also advises clients on the formation, structuring, and operation of insurance dedicated funds (IDF), including relating to insurance dedicated fund of private equity funds structures and insurance dedicated fund of hedge fund structures, both of which customarily involve thorough negotiations with IDF counterparties. Vicki recently created a combination private equity/hedge fund IDF structure for an investment sub-advisor – the first of its kind in the market.

Vicki’s representations include:

  • Representing a sovereign wealth fund on worldwide investments in energy, private equity, infrastructure, hedge, debt, and credit funds and co-investments
  • Representing an oil and gas company sponsor on the formation of numerous investment funds with capital commitments of $3 billion with taxable, tax-exempt, and foreign investors
  • Representing a real estate company sponsor on the formation of an open-ended real estate fund with taxable and tax-exempt investors
  • Representing a sponsor in the formation of a private real estate investment trust (REIT)
  • 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
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Professional Affiliations and Engagements
  • 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
Awards and Recognition
  • Named by The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., in Tax Law, 2013-2022
  • Named a Best Business Lawyer in Dallas for Tax by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2009, 2011, 2015-2017
  • Selected for inclusion in Dallas Business Journal's list of Who's Who in Energy, American City Business Journals, 2015
  • Named one of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas for Tax by D Magazine, D Magazine Partners, 2010
  • Martindale Hubbell Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent


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


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Haynes Boone Recognized in 2022 Best Lawyers in America Guide
August, 19 2021

Haynes and Boone, LLP had another impressive showing in The Best Lawyers in America directory published by Woodward/White, Inc., with a cross section of lawyers from offices across the country recognized in the 2022 edition. The guide includes more than 100 firm lawyers from the Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Costa Mesa, Dallas, Dallas-North, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, New York, Palo Alto, San Anto [...]