Baker Botts LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Respected practice with a deep bench of corporate lawyers offering a broad range of services, including financing, M&A and securities offerings. Team regularly represents leading energy institutions, often assisting companies with large transactions. Continues to build on its sterling private equity capabilities, regularly completing sophisticated M&A on behalf of funds and portfolio companies.

Strengths An interviewee highlights the team's "excellent negotiating skills, knowledge, timeliness and work ethic."

Commentators say: "It's one of the most responsive teams I have ever worked with; the advice is sharp, practical and very solid and its lawyers are very knowledgeable in the subject areas they deal with."

Sources say: "The team is responsive; no matter the time, day or hour, its lawyers are available to us. They are professional and they truly have the company's best interests in mind."

Work highlights Assisted Shell Pipeline Company with its $1.2 billion sale of interests in midstream company Amberjack Pipeline to Shell Midstream Partners.

Notable practitioners

Gene Oshman has broad-based corporate knowledge that incorporates M&A, takeovers and public offerings. "He's a very bright and capable lawyer who's good to work with," reports a source.

Neel Lemon represents private and public companies in a host of transactions, including M&A. Sources say he is a "thoughtful and measured" attorney.

Ted Paris has over three decades of experience handling corporate transactions. Clients point to his "breadth of knowledge" as a key strength.