(HOUSTON) July 30, 2015
– Locke Lord Partner Kevin Peter
, who has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in various forms of merger and acquisition transactions, is the new Chairman of the Merger and Acquisitions Section of the Houston Bar Association (HBA).
As a member of the Firm's Corporate and Energy Practice groups, Peter’s experience includes public and private, strategic and financial transactions. Much of his practice is focused in the energy industry, particularly oilfield services, energy technologies and upstream and midstream assets. His practice also includes representing private equity and mezzanine debt funds in their investment transactions, as well as target companies and management groups in negotiating acquisition and financing transactions with private equity investors and lenders.
Peter earned his J.D., Magna Cum Laude, at the University of Houston Law Center and his B.B.A., Cum Laude, at Texas A&M University.
The HBA’s Mergers and Acquisitions Section focuses on the role played by lawyers in negotiating and documenting business acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and related transactions. While serving as Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Section, Peter will lead a 12 member council and provide leadership among a group of lawyers as well as other business professionals involved in transactions such as accountants, investors, and bankers.
The Houston Bar Association was established in 1870 and has a membership of more than 11,000 attorneys with a continued commitment to serving the legal profession and the community of Harris County, Texas.
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