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Dewey Gonsoulin represents domestic and foreign lending institutions, money center banks, and regional banks in all types of financing transactions. These transactions range from basic forms of lending such as corporate and other working capital loans, revolving credit and letter of credit facilities, to complex financing structures such as syndicated loan transactions, acquisition loans, energy securitizations and project finance. Dewey focuses on energy finance, and has worked on credit facilities in the upstream energy sector for more than 20 years. These transactions include traditional borrowing base credit facilities provided by senior bank lenders to independent producers, as well as more complex off-balance sheet volumetric production payment transactions and hedging arrangements. He has also worked extensively on mezzanine loan and equity transactions for oil and gas producers. In addition to the upstream energy finance market, Dewey handles financing transactions in the oilfield service and midstream sectors of the energy industry. Dewey's broad experience acting as counsel to lenders allows him to effectively represent many of the firm's corporate clients in their financing transactions.


J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1991; B.B.A., with honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 1988

United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Based mainly in Houston and New York, Bracewell LLP is especially recommended for its excellent advice to borrowers and lenders in the downstream, mid-stream and upstream energy industry. On the lender side, the firm has a good relationship with Wells Fargo Bank, which it advised on a $3bn unsecured revolving credit facility to National Oilwell Varco. Another highlight was advising JPMorgan Chase on a $1bn facility to Caerus Operating. On the borrower front it advised Enterprise Products Operating on two separate revolving facilities with a combined value of $5.5bn. Beyond the energy sector, the firm also advised the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs on a $200m financing. Dewey Gonsoulin heads the highly rated team, which boasts key individuals, including Robin Miles, Rebecca Keep and the recently promoted Jeris Brunette. In Houston, Stephanie Song, Kate Day, Heather Brown, Dale Smith, and Mark Holmes are all recommended.

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