Timothy T. Samson

Timothy T. Samson

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    333 Clay Street
    Suite 3300
    Houston, TX 77002 USA
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Tim Samson represents clients in corporate and securities matters, with significant experience in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, company and partnership formations, and private placement of securities.


  • $500 million initial capitalization of a Gulf of Mexico oil and gas company

  • $165 million acquisition of 75% equity interest and control of an oil and gas exploration subsidiary of public oilfield services and equipment company

  • $235 million acquisition of a private oil and gas company with assets in the Gulf of Mexico

  • $500+ million in private equity investments by energy-focused venture capital funds

  • $879 million sale of oil and gas exploration company by its public utility company parent

  • $1.05 billion sale of oil and gas company by its public company parent, which involved an $800 million 144A equity offering, and the creation of a $425 million debt facility

  • $850 million sale of Columbian oil and gas assets to a joint venture of two national oil companies

  • One of the largest international oil and gas companies in a multibillion-dollar restructuring of its refinery business assets and a related private placement of securities; and the multibillion-dollar restructuring of its deepwater offshore oil and gas property entities

  • One of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of rotating equipment in numerous acquisitions

  • Pipeline contractor in connection with its acquisition and combination to form one of the largest U.S.-based pipeline construction companies

  • Specialty chemical manufacturer in the sale of manufacturing facilities to an international company

  • Global industry leader for geophysical and geological interpretation software in its $160+ million recapitalization

  • Subsidiary of a NYSE company in its acquisition of a regional gas merchant company

  • Merger and sale of a public well servicing company to another public well servicing company

  • Sale of well servicing assets to a public company

  • Publicly held gas marketing company in its acquisition by a NYSE diversified energy company, with the operations of acquired company becoming the basis for the nonregulated gas business of acquirer

  • Sale of four traffic safety equipment companies to a public equipment rental company

  • Sale of a traffic safety equipment company to a public company

  • Beer and malt beverage distribution company in several acquisitions of other distributing companies


  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Corporate Law); 2013-2016

  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalese (Industry Focus: Energy: Transactions); 2015

  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalese (M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500m)); 2015

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, American Bar Association; Member, Business Law Section

  • Member, Houston Bar Association; Council Member, Merger and Acquisition Section; Member, Corporate Counsel Section

  • Board Member, Small Steps Nurturing Center

  • Emeritus Member, The Children's Fund, Inc.

  • Past President, Krewe of Maximilian