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Bracewell LLP

711 LOUISIANA STREET, STE 2300, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
Tel:
Work +1 713 223 2300
Fax:
Fax +1 800 404 3970
Email:
Web:
www.bracewell.com

Gregory Bopp

Tel:
Work +1.713.221.1511
Email:
Web:
www.bracewell.com/people/gregory-m-bopp
Bracewell LLP

Work Department

Tax

Position

Greg Bopp, the firm's managing partner, has experience in tax and corporate matters related to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and capital markets transactions. His clients include master limited partnerships (MLPs), foreign and domestic public corporations, investment banks and private investment funds. A significant part of Mr. Bopp's practice involves midstream and upstream energy transactions, including structuring and negotiating complex joint venture arrangements and transactions involving partnerships and MLPs. In addition, Mr. Bopp regularly counsels clients on matters related to MLP qualifying income.

Career

Greg Bopp serves as the firm's managing partner.

Education

J.D., magna cum laude, South Texas College of Law, 1995; B.B.A., Accounting, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989.


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Within: M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Bracewell LLP impresses in energy M&A, most notably in relation to master limited partnerships (MLPs). The firm has a hugely impressive record in upstream and midstream oil and gas deals. In 2017, it continued to advise Great Plains Energy on its $14bn stock-for-stock merger of equals with Midwest utility company Westar Energy. It also represented DCP Midstream LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Phillips 66 and Spectra Energy, in the combination of all its assets and debt with DCP Midstream Partners LP, creating the largest gathering and processing MLP in the US. Other clients include Apache, Chevron, Evercore, HPS Investment Partners, Kinder Morgan and Pembina Pipeline. Managing partner Gregory Bopp, William Anderson, Cleland Dade, Jason Jean, Troy Harder, Gary Orloff, Alan Rafte and Charles Still are all key members of the M&A practice and all are based in Houston.

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United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Bracewell LLP’s main sector strengths are in energy, finance, technology and tax-exempt, in relation to which the team advises on transactions, MLPs, investments, restructuring, project development and financing. Tax chair Elizabeth McGinley and Michele Alexander in New York advised Great Plains Energy on its $14bn stock-for-stock merger of equals agreement with Westar Energy. McGinley also acted for DCP Midstream regarding the tax planning for the $11bn MLP combination of all assets and debt of DCP Midstream with DCP Midstream Partners, while Alexander represented Hydro One during its $5.3bn acquisition of Avista. Another highlight was Houston-based Gregory Bopp’s work for client Kinder Morgan regarding a $1.3bn joint venture between its investment funds managed by EIG global Energy Partners and Elba Liquefaction Company. Castleton Commodities, Philips 66 and HPS Investment Partners are other active clients.

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