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
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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.


  • 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


  • 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)