Christopher S. Collins

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

Christopher S. Collins

Christopher S. Collins

Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP

Biography

Christopher has a broad-based corporate practice focused on mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. He has extensive experience in a wide array of corporate and securities transactions, including public and private mergers; asset and stock dispositions; public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities; venture capital financings; project financings; consolidation transactions; and the structuring and formation of partnerships, joint ventures, and strategic alliances.

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October 10, 2013
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May 30, 2013
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Christopher S. Collins
Partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1981

Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, Tennessee, the law school combines the advantages of a stimulating university community, a top-tier faculty, a small, carefully selected student body, and a vibrant, livable city. Known for offering a rigorous academic program in a collegial, supportive atmosphere, Vanderbilt Law School attracts law students and faculty seeking a first-rate academic institution that also affords an excellent quality of life. In 2002, the law school completed an extensive renovation and expansion project, and Vanderbilt now offers its students a state-of-the-art facility with wireless internet access throughout, situated on a park-like campus that is a national arboretum.

BA in Economics, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1978

Wofford College was founded in 1854 with a bequest of $100,000 from the Rev. Benjamin Wofford. Still located on its original campus in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Wofford College has become nationally known for the strength of its academic programs, outstanding faculty, and commitment to providing its students a holistic liberal arts education.

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The Vanderbilt Law Review is published six times a year (in January, March, April, May, October, and November) by the Vanderbilt Law Review, Vanderbilt University Law School, 131 21st Av. S., Nashville, TN 37203. Law Review Member Selection: The Law Review selects new members in the spring of their first year. Students interested in Law Review membership are required to compete in a case comment competition following their spring final exams. Members are selected based on a combination of their case comment score and their first year grade point average. The Law Review selects thirty-two first year students annually. [Information on the Joint Case Competition] Transfer students may also become members. The Law Review conducts a transfer competition in the fall. Second year students may also write on to the Law Review. The write-on competition is conducted in the spring. [Information on the 2L Write-On Competition] Law Review Member Duties: Second year Law Review members have two principal duties. Second year students are required to assist the Managing Department in cite-checking professional and student pieces. Thorough and accurate completion of this duty is a requirement for membership. The Law Review also requires all second year members to write a student note. The note may be on any original American jurisprudential topic. Thoughtful, well-written, and innovative notes will be published by the Law Review. Third year members have the opportunity to serve on theLaw Review’s editorial board. Editorial positions are chosen in the spring of a member’s second year. Antidiscrimination Policy: It is the policy of the Law Review not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, religion, ethnic background, marital status, or sexual orientation. Copyright Permission: The Vanderbilt Law Review publishes articles and notes under a copyright license with its authors. Users wishing to reproduce multiple copies, or to reprint elsewhere should contact us.

Career History
Partner
Current

Vinson & Elkins LLP provides legal services. The firm maintains civil practice, covering areas such as litigation, public policy, transaction, and energy law. The firm serves the clients including companies from the aviation, energy, financial services, health care, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1917 by James A. Elkins and William A. Vinson and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

Transactions
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TPG Capital, LP, TPG Partner Holdings LP purchase Goodnight Midstream LLC from Tailwater Capital LLC

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Targa Resources Corp. purchases Targa Resources Partners LP

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Targa Resources Corp. issued USD Common Stock

Awards & Honors
2011
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law
2010
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law
2009
Best Lawyers - Best Lawyers in America, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law
Other Affiliations

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