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GARY L.

MARKS
Houston, Texas 77079 (713) 962-2001 garylmarks1@aol.com

COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS AND TRANSACTIONS ATTORNEY


Adept manager with a proven record in complex transactions, antitrust, real estate, pipelines, terminals, refining, marketing, advertising, chemicals, government agencies, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, mediation and litigation. Key Skills: Effectively communicating with superior legal, writing, interpersonal, business and analytical skills. Developing policies and practices to meet corporate goals. Marshalling multi-disciplinary teams. Developing innovative strategies. Project management. Cutting costs and reducing liability. Negotiation and draftsmanship. Crisis management. Inspires client confidence in the face of monumental tasks. Follows one riot - one Ranger creed. Academic Distinction: Top third of graduating class at University of Texas School of Law. Graduated with Special Honors in Plan II at the University of Texas at Austin. Member: Phi Delta Phi legal honor society and Phi Beta Kappa. Licensed: Texas. Admitted: U.S. Supreme Court, multiple Federal courts. Adjunct Professor: Univ. of Houston School of Law, 1984-85. Mediation Certificates: U. of H. School of Law and So. Texas Law School (80 hours advance training). Community Involvement: Director, Houston Downtown Management District 1993-2008.

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Negotiated and drafted definitive agreements in-house for pipeline and terminal acquisition for Kinder Morgan. Handled separate FTC second request document productions in-house for Enterprise and Teppco. Sent to England to simultaneously negotiate multiple intellectual property licenses for $B Westlake project. Negotiated and documented deals realizing 40% more revenue from asset sales than predicted for Equiva. Created contracts, incentives, and franchise enforcement tools to move Texaco to #1 in gallons sold per station. Led a team generating a million pages of documents for FTC review of Texaco's $1.1B chemical company sale.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Law Office of Gary L. Marks, 2010 present. Handling wide assortment of commercial and transactional matters through my firm or as fulltime in-house consultant in affiliation with Special Counsel, Inc. Representative clients include Ascend Performance Materials LLC, U.S. Concrete, Inc. and Pondhop Automation Controls LLC. Assistant General Counsel, Kinder Morgan, Inc., 2007-2010. Also served as Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Plantation Pipe Line Company (KM/ExxonMobil joint venture). Responsible for all nonregulatory commercial and litigation matters for pipelines and terminals operated by products pipeline organization. Confidentiality, connection, transportation and storage agreements, liens, ROWs, joint ventures and acquisitions. Law Office of Gary L. Marks, 2002 2007. In 2007, fulltime in-house consultant at Enterprise Products Partners LP and Teppco Partners LP. In 2006, fulltime consultant at Hartman Realty and CITGO Petroleum. From 20042006, fulltime consultant at Westlake Chemical Corp. Greenfield projects, joint ventures, intellectual property, real estate, confidentiality agreements, pipelines, terminals, guaranties, mediation, contracts, litigation. Senior Attorney, Equiva Services LLC (Texaco/Shell joint ventures Motiva and Equilon), 1999 2002. Lead counsel for high exposure franchise, marketing, divestitures, joint ventures, real estate and antitrust matters. Senior Attorney, Texaco Inc., 1986-1999, Attorney, 1979-1986. Principal legal advisor to numerous Texaco affiliates, business units and service departments. Antitrust compliance, contract negotiation, franchise development & enforcement, public & governmental affairs, advertising, litigation & dispute resolution, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, inter-company service agreements and corporate restructuring. As Head of Houston Marketing/General Corporate Section, managed 20 staff. Coordinated nationwide marketing law working group. Earlier legal work as Attorney with Crain, Caton & James Houston law firm focused on real estate, oil & gas, insurance and products liability defense, commercial litigation. Began career as a Briefing Attorney, Texas Court of Civil Appeals (14th District). Authored initial drafts of 50 appellate court opinions.