As a result of the transaction, Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy’s operating subsidiaries will become subsidiaries of a new holding company, which will operate regulated electric utilities in Kansas and Missouri. Operating headquarters will be in both Topeka, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. Corporate headquarters will be in Kansas City, Missouri.
Baker Botts represented Westar Energy, Inc. in this transaction.
Baker Botts Lawyers/Office Involved: Corporate: William Lamb (Partner, New York);James Mayor (Partner, Houston); Courtney Fore (Senior Associate, Austin); Chelsea Gaw (Associate, Houston); Allison Lancaster (Associate, Austin); Tax: Don Lonczak (Partner, Washington); Employee Benefits: Mark Bodron (Partner, Houston); Stephanie Jeane (Associate, Washington).
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