Technology firm Egan Nelson, which has offices in Austin and Dallas, opened an office in Houston after energy transactions lawyer Douglas Atnipp, former head of the Winston & Strawn office in Houston, agreed to join the firm and manage the office.

“That was the genesis of it. We try to be opportunistic to hire people in our core practices that fit with what we are trying to do,” said firm founder Shane Egan. “Doug is an M&A lawyer, and that fits nicely with our practice.”