Research Triangle Park
View all Practices by Topic
View All Practices Alphabetically
K&L Gates Hub
Our Approach to the Markets
Our Technological Advantage
Our Ethic of Intergenerational Excellence
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Our Engagement in Pro Bono and Public Service
Our Financial Transparency
Rikiya N. Thomas
SEC Adopts Payment Disclosure Rules for Resource Extraction Issuers
Oil & Gas Alert
2 August 2016
The Brexit Opportunity: The UK Is Having A 20% Off Sale
Oil & Gas Financial Journal
AIM -- The Worlds Leading Growth Market in the London Stock Exchange
Energy & Infrastructure Projects and Transactions
J.D., Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2008, (
summa cum laude
; Valedictorian; Leads Articles Editor,
Thurgood Marshall Law Review
B.S., Alabama State University, 2004, (
summa cum laude
Bar of Florida
Bar of Texas
Rikiya Thomas is an associate in the firm’s Houston office where her practice focuses on securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Ms. Thomas has represented both public and private clients in an array of transactions, including private placements, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and dispositions. Additionally, Ms. Thomas regularly provides general corporate representation to her clients and frequently serves as outside general counsel. She also provides ongoing representation to clients on public reporting obligations under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 as well as reporting requirements under the Hart Scott Rodino Antitrust Improvements (HSR) Act.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Thomas was an associate in the Houston office of a national law firm.
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Houston Bar Association
Member, Houston Lawyers Association
Mentor/Tutor, The Forge for Families
“Joint Operating Agreements: A Comparative World-Wide Analysis,” In-House Client Presentation (August 31, 2016)
Representation of a private equity firm in connection with its equity investment in an independent E&P company with oil and gas assets in the Permian Basin.
Representation of Tesoro Logistics, LP (NYSE) in its acquisition of California-based logistics assets, including a 100-mile long crude oil pipeline system, from its parent company.
Representation of a U.S.-based midstream company in the disposition of its assets, including over 800 miles of crude oil, natural gas and water gathering pipelines, to a master limited partnership (MLP).
Representation of a U.K.- based company in its strategic acquisitions of multiple U.S.-based oilfield services and manufacturing companies.
Representation of Geokinetics, Inc. in its acquisition of an international onshore seismic data services company in a cash and stock transaction.
Representation of Royal Dutch Shell in the divestiture of its downstream businesses in Central America.
Representation of Halliburton Energy Services in its acquisition of an oil well data resting and analysis services company.
Represented a California-based alternative energy company in its Series C round of financing.
Representation of Halliburton Energy Services in its acquisition of a wireline and equipment rental company.
Representation of the conflicts committee of the general partner of Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE) in connection with multiple contributions of assets from affiliates of the general partner.
Representation of Hoover Energy Partners, LP in the sale of its pipeline subsidiaries to Regency Energy, LP (NYSE).
Representation of air cargo company, Arrow Air, in the sale of its stock as a part of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy liquidation.
Representation of a pharmaceutical company in its Series A round of financing.
Representation of a licensed pharmacist in the buyout transaction of a majority member in connection with a retail pharmacy business.
Representation of a Texas-based windows installation company in the sale of its business to a regional windows installation company.
Representation of a Houston-based non-profit organization, Neighborhood Centers, Inc., in the combination of the organization with another Houston-based non-profit organization.
*The selected list of transactions includes transactions that were completed prior to Ms. Thomas’ employment with K&L Gates LLP.
© 2017 K&L Gates LLP. All Rights Reserved. |