People: Elaine Hawthorne Tippitt, Senior Counsel

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Elaine Hawthorne Tippitt

Senior Counsel

Houston
Direct: (713) 238-1808
Fax: (713) 821-0670
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Ms. Tippitt is a Senior Counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the Houston office of Seyfarth Shaw and has extensive experience in corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Tippitt counsels clients on corporate governance, disclosure and compliance under federal and state securities laws, and stock exchange rules. She represents issuers and individuals in both public and private offerings of securities, including initial public offerings, and secondary and follow-on public offerings. Ms. Tippitt advises clients in a variety of business transactions, including: mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as exchange offers, tender offers, going private transactions and venture capital fund formation and financing. In addition, she represents clients in connection with general corporate and partnership formation matters, shareholder and governance issues, as well as commercial transactions, contract drafting and negotiation.

Ms. Tippitt is a Senior Counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the Houston office of Seyfarth Shaw and has extensive experience in corporate and securities law and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Tippitt counsels clients on corporate governance, disclosure and compliance under federal and state securities laws, and stock exchange rules. She represents issuers and individuals in both public and private offerings of securities, including initial public offerings, and secondary and follow-on public offerings. Ms. Tippitt advises clients in a variety of business transactions, including: mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as exchange offers, tender offers, going private transactions and venture capital fund formation and financing. In addition, she represents clients in connection with general corporate and partnership formation matters, shareholder and governance issues, as well as commercial transactions, contract drafting and negotiation.

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center (2000)
  • B.A., University of Saint Thomas (1995)
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Admissions

  • Texas

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association

Representative Engagements

  • $44 million public offering of common stock of AMEX listed international energy holding company
  • $70 million aggregate “PIPES” private placements of common stock and warrants of AMEX listed international energy holding company
  • $450 million Rule 144A offering of high yield notes of NYSE listed energy company
  • Acquisition of public bank holding company for $35.5 million by AMEX listed financial holding company
  • Acquisition of public bank holding company for $16.9 million by AMEX listed financial holding company
  • Acquisition of Gulf of Mexico shelf assets and operations for $243 million by NYSE listed energy company
  • $53.8 million public offering of common stock of AMEX listed financial holding company
  • $317.7 million public offering of common stock of NYSE listed energy company
  • Formation of $27 million state university affiliated life sciences venture capital fund
  • Numerous venture capital investments for $1 billion telecommunications venture capital fund
  • $276.5 million initial public offering of common stock of NYSE listed energy company