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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 remains a big name in energy sector transactions, particularly midstream and upstream oil and gas deals. It has extensive experience in transactions involving master limited partnerships (MLPs), a business venture structure often used in the oil and gas sector. Notable recent deals include advising Great Plains Energy on its amended merger agreement with Westar Energy for a $15bn stock-for-stock merger of equals. It also advised HPS Investment Partners and Kingfisher Midstream on a merger agreement between Kingfisher, Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and Alta Mesa Holdings, with the combined company being renamed Alta Mesa Resources. In another headline oil and gas transaction, it represented Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline in the joint venture and transportation agreements with DCP Midstream for the $1.7bn Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project. Managing partner Gregory Bopp is a prominent practitioner, particularly in deals involving MLPs. Cleland Dade, Charles Still, William Anderson, Jason Jean, Troy Harder, Gary Orloff,  Alan Rafte and New York-based John Klauberg are also key members of the team. All named partners are based in Houston unless stated otherwise.

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United States: Tax

US taxes: non-contentious

Within: US taxes: non-contentious

Bracewell LLP’s ‘outstanding’ tax practice advises on MLPs, private investment funds and corporate M&A, particularly for clients in the energy, technology and finance sectors. Elizabeth McGinley is ‘a remarkable tax attorney and her knowledge is second to none’; she and Michele Alexander served as tax counsel to Pembina Pipeline Corporation in relation to its acquisition of Veresen in a combined cash and stock transaction for approximately C$9.7bn. Alexander also advised The Carlyle Group and CVC Capital Partners Fund VI on the debt financing aspects of Neptune Energy Group’s acquisition of a majority stake in ENGIE E&P International for $3.9bn. Also recommended are Houston-based Todd Greenwalt, newly promoted partner Brian Teaff and managing partner Gregory Bopp. James Plummer left for Norton Rose Fulbright in April 2018.

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