Andrews Kurth Elects Six New Partners for 2013

Nov 26, 2012, 11:42 ET from Andrews Kurth LLP

HOUSTON, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Andrews Kurth LLP announced today the election of six of its lawyers to the partnership. Stephanie C. Beauvais, Peter A. Bogdanow, Bud Doxey, Jr., Georgia L. Lucier, Angela T. Richards and Mark A. Shoffner will assume their new positions on January 1, 2013.

Stephanie C. Beauvais | Houston

Stephanie's experience includes representation of issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. Stephanie also advises public companies regarding compliance with the corporate governance requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the periodic reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and other general corporate and securities matters. Stephanie recently represented the underwriters in connection with the MPLX LP initial public offering. She also recently represented the underwriters in connection with the PetroLogistics LP initial public offering, which ranked as one of the largest master limited partnership initial public offering in U.S. history. Stephanie received her J.D. in 2004, cum laude, from South Texas College of Law and her B.B.A. from the University of Houston in 2000.

Peter A. Bogdanow | Dallas

Peter has extensive experience assisting clients structure, finance and manage their most complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, minority and control investments and capital markets transactions. He advises a variety of clients, including private equity and venture capital funds, and public and private companies. Peter advises buyers, sellers and other interested parties in their acquisition, investment and disposition strategies. He also advises companies on corporate governance matters, periodic reporting and other requirements of the federal securities laws, the New York Stock Exchange, the NASDAQ Stock Market and other exchange rules. Peter's recent work highlights the breadth of his experience in leading companies through strategic transactions with significant business implications. In the past year, Peter represented one of North America's largest waste management companies in its acquisition of an independent waste and recycling service provider for a purchase price of approximately $123 million. He also represented a privately owned oil and gas exploration and production company in its combination with a publicly traded oil and gas exploration company based in France, the combination of which had an announced implied market capitalization of approximately $294 million. Peter received his J.D. in 2001, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his AB in American History in 1996, with honors, from Brown University.

Bud Doxey, Jr. | Dallas

Bud's practice includes the representation of institutional investors, REITS and pension funds in various commercial real estate transactions on a national basis, including property and entity acquisitions, finance, joint ventures, ground-up development, sales, commercial leases and management agreements. Bud's practice covers a wide array of real estate product, including retail, multifamily, industrial and office. Bud's recent transactions include the joint venture acquisition of an office building and associated condominium regime in Dallas' Central Business District, as well as the acquisition of a core office building in downtown Houston, Texas. Significant pending transactions include the ground up development of a four building, 2,000,000+ square-foot industrial complex in Chino, California. Bud received his J.D. in 1997, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and his B.A. in 1994, magna cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.

Georgia L. Lucier | Houston

Georgia's practice includes general civil litigation matters and related issues, and probate and fiduciary litigation. Her trial practice includes management of complex litigation in both state and federal court, and international litigation, as well as arbitration and mediation. In her probate and fiduciary litigation practice, Georgia has represented clients in multimillion-dollar lawsuits involving breaches of fiduciary duties, modification of trusts, resignation of trustees, will contests and claims against estates. In her civil litigation practice, Georgia has represented clients involving public law, oil and gas proceedings, contract disputes, personal injury, governmental matters and corporate defense. Georgia received her J.D. in 2003 from South Texas College of Law where she was valedictorian and her B.S. in 1995 from the University of Houston.

Angela T. Richards | Houston

Angela's practice focuses on the federal income taxation of corporations, partnerships (including master limited partnerships) and limited liability companies. Angela advises clients on various transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, and restructurings. Angela recently represented the underwriters in connection with a $190 million initial public offering of a wholesale fuel distribution master limited partnership. She also recently represented a Canadian natural gas processing and marketing company in a $3.1 billion merger with an oil and natural gas pipeline company, forming one of Canada's largest publicly traded energy-infrastructure companies. Angela received her J.D. in 2004, magna cum laude, from the University of Houston Law Center and her B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 2000 from The University of Texas.

Mark A. Shoffner | Dallas

Mark is a commercial litigator with a broad-based practice in which he serves a diverse and growing client base. Mark provides practical counseling to effectively and efficiently prosecute or defend litigation from pre-lawsuit through appeal. He represents a variety of publicly-traded and privately-held corporations, investor funds, and individuals. He has considerable experience litigating cases involving theft of trade secrets and confidential information, labor and employment matters, intellectual property, work-outs, construction and liens, securities fraud, fiduciary obligations, contract and partnership disputes, and products liability. Mark recently successfully defended a major transportation company in high-stakes litigation against claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and he is currently representing former directors of Las Vegas-based REIT in fiduciary duty litigation against claims asserted by the bankruptcy trustee. After graduating from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he was a recipient of the Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship, Mark served as a law clerk for United States District Judge Robert G. James in Monroe, Louisiana. He received his B.A. in political science from Louisiana Tech University in 1999.

"The addition of this new group of partners strengthens our ability to offer great service and value to our clients every day," said Bob Jewell, Managing Partner. "Their election to the partnership is a reflection of the firm's commitment to excellence."

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