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Bracewell LLP

711 LOUISIANA STREET, STE 2300, HOUSTON, TX 77002, USA
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Work +1 713 223 2300
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Fax +1 800 404 3970
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W Cleland Dade

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Work +1.713.221.1314
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www.bracewell.com/people/w-cleland-dade
Bracewell LLP

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Corporate and Securities

Position

Cleland (Cle) Dade advises diverse businesses and energy industry companies on a variety of corporate and securities law matters, including mergers, acquisitions and other business combinations. He provides counsel to investors regarding debt and equity securities issued by private companies and in public securities offerings, and advises clients on the formation of joint ventures and strategic alliances, project finance transactions, securities law disclosure matters, and corporate control arrangements.

Education

J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1982; B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1977


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 DadeCharles StillWilliam AndersonJason JeanTroy HarderGary OrloffAlan 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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