Noted Corporate Transactions, M&A Attorney Thomas L'Helias Joins Andrews Kurth

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrews Kurth LLP is proud to announce that noted corporate transactions and mergers and acquisitions attorney Thomas P. L'Helias has joined the firm's corporate practice as a Partner in New York.

Mr. L'Helias represents U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds in a variety of corporate transactional matters.

"We are thrilled to welcome Tom to the firm. He is a strong addition to our team," said Bob Jewell, Managing Partner of Andrews Kurth. "He has a wealth of experience that we believe will greatly benefit our clients."

Mr. L'Helias joins the firm from Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., where he was a Partner. He represents some of the world's leading companies in the banking and finance, professional services, real estate and health care industries. His experience includes advising both purchasers and sellers in connection with mergers and acquisitions, representing issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, counseling financial institutions and private equity funds in complex real estate and infrastructure transactions, and advising clients on general corporate governance and compliance matters.

"I have worked with and against the lawyers at Andrews Kurth for years, and the corporate group here is second-to-none," says Mr. L'Helias. "I am excited to join the firm and help continue the strong tradition of outstanding service that Andrews Kurth has provided clients for 110 years."

Mr. L'Helias earned his law degree from the Boston University School of Law after securing undergraduate degrees in finance and political science from The University of Pennsylvania.

About Andrews Kurth LLP

For more than a century, Andrews Kurth has built its practice on the belief that "straight talk is good business." Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the firm's relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees. With over 400 lawyers and offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Houston, London, New York, Research Triangle Park, The Woodlands and Washington, DC, Andrews Kurth represents a wide array of clients in multiple industries. For more information about Andrews Kurth, please visit andrewskurth.com.

Contact:

Ashley Ronald Nelly, Andrews Kurth

713.220.4410 (office) | 713.204.0255 (mobile)

ashleynelly@andrewskurth.com



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