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W. Garney Griggs

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Office

Houston

909 Fannin Street
Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77010
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Fax: 832.397.3522
Education
LL.B., University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1968
B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 1966
State Bar Licenses
Texas
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
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W. Garney Griggs

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W. Garney Griggs represents clients in the areas of corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, and internal investigations, primarily concerning the energy and maritime industries.

EXPERIENCE

  • $825 million divestiture of compression services division by an equipment company to a public MLP
  • $600 million sale of oil country tubular goods distributor division of NYSE international oil field service company
  • Acted as counsel to the Special Committee of the Board of a NASDAQ company in the drop-down acquisition from its affiliate
  • Restructured $500 million refinancing of an international oil field service company
  • $550 million purchase of marine transportation company for cash and stock and restructuring of financing thereof
  • Served as counsel to EPC company for $1 billion international refinery project in Russia
  • FCPA internal investigation for a public company relating to operations in China, Mexico and Brazil
  • Public offering of $200 million of common stock of a U.S. oil field service company
  • Purchase of $450 million of oil and gas properties in the Gulf Coast area and the structuring of company and the debt and private equity financing thereof
  • Conducted internal investigation for a publicly held Dutch company operating in the United States
  • Purchased interest of natural gas trading and marketing company operating in the US Gulf of Mexico states
  • Sale for cash and stock of an international offshore drilling company for $500 million and the subsequent registration and sale of the stock
  • Offering of $130, $150 and $200 million series senior notes for U.S. oil field service companies
  • Purchased assets of crude oil marketer operating in West Texas and New Mexico
  • Refinanced international company's senior debt in connection with the restructuring of U.S. and foreign subsidiaries of the company
  • Handled series purchase of stock and assets of multiple oil field service companies by a NYSE company and sale of $90 million of assets acquired
  • Structuring, financing and implementation of a joint venture for undertaking secondary recovery efforts in South American oil and gas areas
  • $850 million merger of a NYSE oil field service company and purchase by a NYSE oil field service company
  • Purchase by a NYSE company of $460 million of assets from a UK company
  • Sale of oil and gas properties in North Louisiana for $425 million
  • Formation of a joint venture for the exploitation of oil and gas in the US by three foreign private companies
  • Formed joint venture for the purchase and sale of petroleum and petrochemical products in the U.S. mid-continent
  • Purchase of stock and assets of ten oil field service companies by a NYSE company
  • Exchange offer for $160 million senior notes
  • Public Offering of $190 million of common stock for a marine transportation company
  • Acquisition of a land drilling company and the private equity financing thereof
  • Offering of convertible exchangeable preferred stock for an oil field service company
  • Sale of oil and gas properties in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana for $140 million
  • Sale of US based land drilling company to international purchasers in Canada and Colombia
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a United States company relating to FCPA

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Awards/Achievements
Named among Best Lawyers in America - Admiralty and Maritime Law, Corporate Law, Energy Law by Best Lawyers (2007-2019)
Named among Best Lawyers in Texas by Wall Street Journal (2016)
Named to Who's Who in Energy by American Cities Journals (2012-2016)
Named Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters (2005-2013)
Memberships
American Bar Association, Member
Houston Bar Association, Member
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Member