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Kirk Morgan focuses on energy-related projects, transactions and controversies. Kirk's clients include oil and gas pipeline developers, owners, operators and investors. Kirk counsels oil and gas pipelines and project developers with respect to their jurisdictional status, rates, capacity allocation methodologies, regulated practices and business opportunities. He regularly advises pipeline clients and developers regarding new infrastructure projects, including both new greenfield pipelines and expansions of existing pipelines. In connection with this work, Kirk advises pipeline clients and developers with the preparation of open season materials, precedent and transportation agreements, tariffs, and the prosecution of certificate applications and other regulatory approvals. In addition to working with oil and gas pipelines, Kirk regularly works with producers, marketers, and end users in connection with oil and gas transactions and compliance with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requirements. Kirk also advises institutional investors and private equity funds on the energy regulatory requirements applicable to oil and gas investments, financings, mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring transactions.


J.D., magna cum laude, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 2001; B.A., summa cum laude, Catholic University of America, 1998

United States: Industry focus

Energy regulatory: oil and gas

Within: Energy regulatory: oil and gas

Described as ‘one of the best firms’, Bracewell LLPoffers tremendous value’ to its broad client roster that includes key industry players such as Kinder Morgan and Shell. The team, led by Mark Lewis, regularly assists with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Department of Energy (DOE), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and other federal and state energy regulatory agencies proceedings and is particularly experienced in the regulatory aspects of project developments, such as pipelines, power plants and petrochemical facilities. Lewis and ‘stellar attorneyKirk Morgan are advising Venice Gathering System, a Targa Resources Partners owned interstate pipeline company, on a proposed raise of its FERC-regulated rates and assisted Apache with the regulatory approvals regarding the development of a new oil and gas midstream infrastructure. Another highlight was advising Energy Transfer Partners on the development of a crude oil pipeline project that connects production areas in North Dakota to Patoka. The recommended Michael Brooks and David Perlman are representing various natural oil and gas trading companies in FERC and CFTC inquiries. George Fatula made partner.

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