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Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Mergers & Acquisitions

As one of the major contributors to the US economy, Texas is rightly viewed as the commercial hub of the South. Both Houston and Dallas are centres for high levels of corporate activity and transactional work. Our research identifies 27 practitioners as leaders in this field.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 – Project Finance

Nine individuals at seven firms form this project finance chapter. They make the grade thanks to a proven record representing sponsors and lenders in project financing and refinancing transactions. Six of the nine also feature in the oil & gas chapter, demonstrating the strength of the energy – more specifically oil and gas – industry in Texas.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Corporate Governance

Boards of directors at public companies often require advice from their outside counsel on sensitive matters relating to corporate disclosure, governance and policy issues, as well as dealing with new laws, regulations, stock exchange rules and governance principles. The lawyers in this chapter have proven track records in providing this advice, and will counsel corporations on issues arising in routine operations and in extraordinary transactions.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Patents

The research for this chapter has identified 27 leading practitioners in Texas from 15 firms. We focused our research on pre-eminent patent litigators – excluding, where possible, patent attorneys (or patent agents).

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Franchise

A very select band of lawyers make up this chapter, which identifies just six individuals from three firms. We recognise them as the leading lights of Texas’s Franchise Bar. They represent companies of all sizes, in diverse industries.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Construction

The 19 lawyers and 13 firms featured in this chapter have proven expertise in representing owners, contractors and subcontractors in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Each individual should be regarded as a leader in the field of construction law.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Capital Markets

With an astonishing seven practitioners featuring in this chapter, Baker Botts LLP is “a real powerhouse” for capital markets.

Most Highly Regarded Firms: Texas 2007 - Corporate Immigration

Texas is home to some of the United States’ leading corporate immigration lawyers. A number of factors contribute to this: Texas sits conveniently between the east and west coasts, while Houston is home to some of the world’s largest petrochemical and biomedical companies and Dallas is a centre for defence and IT.

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