GEORGE VLAHAKOS has extensive experience in a broad range of transactional and corporate governance matters across several industries. His practice includes representing public and private entities, investment banks and private equity firms in connection with initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, and registered offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. He has a particular focus on transactions related to alternative deal structures involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), umbrella partnership C corporation structures (Up-Cs), and publicly traded master limited partnerships (MLPs). George provides regular counseling regarding general corporate matters, securities laws, SEC reporting, and governance matters; frequently advising boards of directors and special committees in complex M&A transactions, matters involving conflicts of interest, and shareholder activism.
Throughout his career, George has worked with many clients across the energy value chain, including those engaged in energy-transition, upstream, midstream, downstream, and oilfield service-related activities.
George has been acknowledged in numerous industry publications and has been regularly recognized by Chambers Global for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity: Central United States (2022–2023) and Chambers USA for Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Nationwide and Texas) (2021–2023). He has been profiled as one of the leading Energy Transactions lawyers in the U.S. by The US Legal 500 (2017) and has been featured in the Houston Business Journal for “Who’s Who” in the category of Law, Mergers & Acquisitions (2015).