Vivienne (Lie) R. Schiffer

Vivienne (Lie) R. Schiffer

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Of Counsel

  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    811 Main Street
    Suite 2500
    Houston, TX 77002-6129 USA
    713.653.8686
    832.397.8286
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Lie Schiffer counsels clients in mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions of businesses; private equity financing; the formation and organization of business entities; corporate governance; and private and public securities offerings. In addition, Lie provides general legal advice for the power generation and engineering services industries, and compliance advice for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Experience

  • Represented buyer in the purchase of Colombia's largest petrochemical company in a transaction valued in excess of $690 million

  • Represented a private equity fund in connection with investments in energy-related companies, with aggregate capital commitments of $100 million, $50 million, and $350 million, respectively

  • Represented a private equity fund in connection with an investment in an energy-related company with an aggregate capital commitment of $75 million

  • Represented seller in the sale of assets to an international oil services contractor

  • Acted as chief legal officer for U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries of a global EPC and engineering services company; responsibilities included mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and corporate secretarial, advice to boards of directors, executive and operational management, and legal compliance

  • Represented a buyer in acquisition of electrical generation facilities
  • Represented real estate acquisition company in formation, organization and offering of a REIT
  • Represented several real estate acquisition companies in formation, organization, and offering of tenancy-in-common (TIC) interests

  • Represented seller in sale of oil country tubular products company

  • Represented seller in divestiture of pipeline construction company

  • Served as issuer's counsel in $230 million IPO
  • Represented private petroleum company acquisition of $100 million public company through cash merger
  • Represented global power generation firm in various projects ranging from daily plant operation to negotiation and implementation of major generation contracts
  • Represented creditor with respect to takeover by foreclosure of in-default electrical generation facilities
  • Represented private equity fund with respect to investment in energy trading venture
  • Represented client with respect to multiple private securities placements in connection with commercial real estate projects
  • Represented international EPC contractor in acquisition of U.S. engineering services company
  • Represented seller in sale of building materials manufacturing company to regional manufacturer
  • Represented food manufacturing client in hyper-privatization reorganization for federal income tax purposes

  • Represented seller in sale of chain of private academies to national educational company
  • Represented public oil and gas exploration and development company in series of public debt offerings in total excess of $320,000,000

Distinctions/Honors

  • Houston's Top Lawyers, H Texas; 2007

  • Texas Diversity Council, Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas; 2010

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Business Law, Corporate Counsel, Entertainment and Sports Law, Health Law, and Taxation Sections

  • Member, Houston Bar Association; Commercial and Consumer Law, Corporate Counsel, and Taxation Sections

  • Member, Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG)