Theodore W. Paris

Senior Counsel

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P: +1.713.229.1838
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Securities Offerings (Representing Issuers or Underwriters)

  • American Residential Services, Inc. – initial public offering and convertible subordinated notes offering
  • Apache Corporation – several common stock and convertible subordinated debt offerings
  • Aries Maritime Transport Limited – initial public offering
  • Apple Orthodontix, Inc. – initial public offering
  • CORE Laboratories N.V. – initial public offering
  • Coterra Energy Inc. – exchange offer of new debt securities for debt securities of Cimarex Energy Co.
  • Drilex International Inc. – initial public offering
  • DUAL Drilling Company – initial public offering and high-yield notes offering
  • Dynegy Inc. – multiple investment-grade debt offerings
  • Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (Marshall Islands) – initial public offering and several follow-on equity and convertible notes offerings
  • Innovative Valve Technologies, Inc. – initial public offering
  • J. Ray McDermott, S.A. – several high-yield notes offerings
  • Marathon Oil Corporation – common stock and multiple investment-grade debt offerings and related debt tender offers
  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation – senior notes offerings
  • Maverick Tube Corporation – convertible subordinated notes offering and subsequent exchange offer
  • McDermott International, Inc. – several high-yield notes offerings and tangible equity unit offerings, tangible equity unit offering and PIPE transaction involving placement of redeemable preferred stock and warranty
  • Newfield Exploration Company – initial public offering
  • Northern Offshore ASA – high-yield notes offering
  • Oceaneering International, Inc. – several investment grade notes offerings
  • Pennzoil Company – multiple investment-grade debt offerings
  • Pentegra Dental Group, Inc. – initial public offering
  • Pioneer Drilling Company – multiple common stock offerings
  • Purolator Products Company – initial public offering
  • Sysco Corporation – multiple investment-grade debt offerings
  • Transcoastal Marine Services, Inc. – initial public offering
  • U.S. Concrete, Inc. – initial public offering and subsequent common stock and high-yield debt offerings
  • Valero Energy Corporation – investment grade debt offerings and related debt tender offers
  • Weatherford International Ltd. – multiple investment-grade debt offerings and related debt tender offers

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • American Residential Services, Inc. – numerous acquisitions of privately owned companies
  • The Babcock & Wilcox Company – multiple acquisitions of suppliers of products and services to the U.S. Government
  • C2 Media LLC – numerous acquisitions of privately owned companies
  • Coterra Energy Inc. – business combination involving Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and Cimarex Energy Co.
  • Ergon, Inc. – sale of majority stake in Lion Oil Company and sale of Paline Pipeline Company; several acquisition transactions for subsidiaries
  • Healix, Inc. – sale of pharmaceutical company business for hospitals; sale of remainder of the company
  • Innovative Valve Technologies, Inc. – numerous acquisitions of privately owned companies
  • J. Ray McDermott, S.A. – acquisition of public minority interest by McDermott International, Inc.
  • Marathon Oil Corporation – acquisitions of Pennaco Energy, Inc., Globex Energy, Inc. and Western Oil Sands Inc., and acquisition of Ashland Inc.’s interest in the Marathon Ashland Petroleum refining business; dispositions of St. Paul Park refinery and related assets and Gulf of Mexico pipeline interests; and public spin-off of Marathon Petroleum Corporation
  • McDermott International, Inc. – dispositions of the Delta Companies, Hudson Products Corporation, Menck GmbH, Talleres Navales del Golfo, S.A. de C.V., Charter Fleet business, Alloy Piping Products business, pipe fabrication business and Lummus Technology business; acquisitions of Marine Mechanical Corporation, the assets of Secunda International Limited and North Ocean entities; public spin-off of The Babcock & Wilcox Company; business combination with Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
  • National Refrigeration Services, Inc. – numerous acquisitions of privately owned companies and subsequent acquisition by Ingersoll-Rand Company
  • Oceaneering International, Inc. – acquisition of Gulf Coast International Inspection, Inc., Atag, Inc., Reflange, Inc., Rotator AS, Grayloc Products LLC, Deep Sea Systems International, Inc. and C&C Technologies, Inc.; and multiple dispositions
  • PalEx, Inc. – acquisition by IFCO Europe GmbH
  • Pennzoil Company – sale of Pennzoil Sulphur Company
  • Purolator Products Company – acquisition by Mark IV Industries, Inc.
  • RePipe, Inc. – numerous acquisitions of privately owned companies
  • South West Water Plc – acquisition of Hydrolab Corporation
  • Texas Eye Institute Assoc. – acquisition by Physicians Resource Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Concrete, Inc. – numerous acquisitions of privately owned companies
  • Waste Connections, Inc. – acquisition of operations and operating subsidiaries of R360 Environmental Solutions, Inc.
  • Waste Reduction Systems – several acquisitions and dispositions and sale of entire company
  • Wheatley TXT Corp. – acquisition of Axelson, Inc., and subsequent acquisition by Dresser Industries, Inc.
  • Whittle Communications L.P. – sale of Channel One


  • Multiple bank financings, debt restructurings, internal and external investigations and dispute settlement transactions, including settlement in the chapter 11 proceedings involving The Babcock & Wilcox Company