Bud Doxey Jr., counsel in the Dallas office, says he is a 1997 cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and spent more than a year in Washington, D.C., working on the archiving staff of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee before joining Andrews Kurth on Jan. 31, 2000. Doxey says his practice focuses on real estate and that his primary client is Invesco Real Estate, which advises pension funds and owns Real Estate Investment Trusts.
The work is “very gratifying,” Doxey says. “My client’s clients are doing good for a lot of people.”
Stephanie C. Beauvais, an associate in the Houston office, says she graduated cum laude from South Texas College of Law (STCL) in 2004 and worked about a year at Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry in Houston before joining Andrews Kurth in December 2005. Among other things, Beauvais says she represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. She says that includes her representation of underwriters in connection with the initial public offering of Houston-based PetroLogistics LP, which closed in April and was ranked as one of the largest limited partnership initial public offerings in U.S. history.
Peter A. Bogdanow, an associate in Dallas, says he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2001 and joined Andrews Kurth in 2008. Bogdanow says his practice includes assisting clients structure, finance and manage complex business deals, including mergers and acquisitions, minority and control investments and capital market transactions. One of his recent transactions, Bogdanow says, was representing Fort Worth-based IESI Corp., one of North America’s largest waste management companies, in its acquisition of Florida-based Choice Environmental Services, an independent waste and recycling service provider. The purchase price for that transaction, which closed Nov. 16, was approximately $123 million, he says.
Georgia L. Lucier, a Houston associate, says she was a 2003 graduate of STCL, where she was valedictorian. Lucier says she interned at Andrews Kurth in 2003 and joined the firm in 2004.
“I have a split practice between probate and fiduciary litigation and general litigation,” Lucier says. She says she handles multidistrict litigation in federal courts and cases ranging from personal injury to breach of contract in state courts.
Tax attorney Angela T. Richards, another Houston associate, says she joined Andrews Kurth in 2004 after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center in the same year. She says that she had interned at Andrews Kurth in 2003.
Richards says her practice focuses on federal taxation of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. She says that this year she advised Alberta, Canada- based Provident Energy Ltd. on U.S. tax matters involved in its $3.1 billion merger with Pembina Pipeline Corp., also located in Alberta. The transaction closed in April, she says.
Commercial litigator Mark A. Shoffner, a Dallas associate, says he is a 2002 graduate of SMU Dedman School of Law, where he was a recipient of a Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship, a merit-based program in which successful candidates demonstrate academic excellence, a sense of civic responsibility, and leadership qualities. Shoffner says he served as a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Robert G. James of the Western District of Louisiana in Monroe prior to joining Andrews Kurth in September 2003.
Noting that his practice primarily involves defense work, Shoffner says that in 2011 he defended Yellow Cab Co. in a Fair Labor Standards Act case, Robert Spence, et al. v. Irving Holdings Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. “We reached a confidential and favorable settlement,” he says.
Shoffner says that on Oct. 3, he was named to the board of Living for Zachary, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community about sudden cardiac arrest in children and providing defibrillators to schools and sports teams. He says he serves on the development committee for the organization’s annual gala scheduled in February 2013 at the Dallas Omni Hotel.
-- Mary Alice Robbins
Robbins is an Austin-based freelance writer and a former Texas Lawyer senior reporter.