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Connie Simmons Taylor Recognized as One of Houston Business Journal's "Women Who Mean Business"


HOUSTON, August 29, 2022 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international energy, technology and life sciences law firm, is pleased to announce that partner Connie Simmons Taylor has been recognized as one of Houston Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business.” The awards recognize women in leadership roles who have demonstrated excellence in their careers and community.

Taylor was one of several women recognized as an “Outstanding Business Leader in Law.” The criteria for selection included career achievement, contribution to company and city success, community involvement and leadership.

As Baker Botts’ firmwide section chair of Real Estate & Construction, Taylor focuses on commercial real estate transactions of all asset types, representing primarily developers/owners. She has played an integral role in high-profile deals, including MGM Growth Properties’ sale to VICI Properties for approximately $5.7 billion earlier this year.

She has also been recognized in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Texas Super Lawyers.

The honorees will be recognized in a special section of the Houston Business Journal's Oct. 21 weekly edition and during an in-person awards luncheon on Oct. 20 at the Marriott Marquis Houston.

Baker Botts is an international law firm whose lawyers practice throughout a network of offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit


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