W. Garney Griggs

SERVICE AREAS

Admiralty & Maritime
Energy, Oil & Gas
Corporate & Securities
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
International
Transportation & Logistics

EDUCATION

  • The University of Texas School of Law, LL.B.,1968
  • The University of Texas, B.A., 1966

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

SUPPORT STAFF

Karen Coleman
Legal Administrative Assistant
T: 713.951.5645
E: karen.coleman@strasburger.com

W. Garney Griggs

Partner

909 Fannin Street
Suite 2300
Houston, TX 77010
T: 713.951.5613
F: 832.397.3522
E: garney.griggs@strasburger.com

    
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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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  • American Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Houston Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  1. Member

 

  • Named among Best Lawyers in America – Admiralty and Maritime Law, Corporate Law, Energy Law by Best Lawyers (2007-2018)
  • 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)

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

Para leer este bio en Español haga, clic aquí.

ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Houston Bar Association
  1. Member
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  1. Member

MEDIA

 

HONORS

  • Named among Best Lawyers in America – Admiralty and Maritime Law, Corporate Law, Energy Law by Best Lawyers (2007-2018)
  • 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)
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