Lande Spottswood > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
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HOUSTON, TX 77002-6760
United States
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Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets




Lande Spottswood is an accomplished corporate lawyer who focuses her practice on large and complex strategic transactions, often in the energy and industrial sectors. Her clients include public and private companies, as well as private equity firms.

Lande advises on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, spinoffs, and joint ventures, as well as preferred investments and other capital-raising transactions. She also provides counsel on general corporate issues and she advises boards of directors and special committees with respect to conflicted transactions.

Since the beginning of 2010, Lande has advised participants in more than 30 public company mergers or change-of-control transactions. She also counseled clients involved with many of the largest MLP transactions of the last decade. 

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Private equity buyouts

Vinson & Elkins LLP continues to expand its share of the national private equity market, advising on a number of sophisticated transactions for notable sponsors including KKR, Carlyle, and Riverstone, combining traditional buyouts and portfolio company M&A with regular involvements in PE-led SPAC deals for the likes of Apollo and TPG. The firm is a long-standing leader in the energy space, handling bulge-bracket deals in areas such as midstream oil & gas and renewable energy, and is increasingly involved in tech and telecoms work in New York and California. The team is led from Houston by Keith Fullenweider , Matthew Strock , and David Oelman , with New York’s Jim Fox also a key player. Benji Barron joined the Houston office from an in-house position in July 2021, furthering the firm’s expertise in midstream energy transactions, while Gabriel Silva arrived at the New York office from January 2021 and brings a valuable relationship with Digitalbridge. Lande Spottswood in Houston is an increasingly influential name in the team, while Dallas’s John Grand is relationship partner for several of the firm’s major clients.