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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Hal Haltom

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Hal has broad experience in the energy industry. He represents clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions that involve companies in all aspects of the energy business, including oil and gas companies, natural gas pipeline companies, and companies owning and operating refineries, petrochemical plants and gathering, processing and other midstream facilities. Hal also has extensive experience in other energy transactions, including forming joint venture companies to engage in the foregoing businesses and drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, merger agreements, joint venture agreements, limited liability company agreements, partnership agreements, exploration and development agreements, participation agreements, joint operating agreements, drilling contracts, gas gathering agreements, processing agreements, fractionation agreements, and transportation agreements. Hal also has extensive experience in working on the foregoing matters for oil and gas shale properties, including the Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, and Haynesville Shale plays. Prior to becoming an attorney, Hal worked as a petroleum engineer in Houston.


  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association


  • JD, 1985, University of Houston Law Center
  • BS, 1982, Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University

United States: Industry focus

Energy transactions: oil and gas

Within: Energy transactions: oil and gas

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP’s Houston-based practice continued to be busy on a variety of M&A and capital markets deals; highly regarded practice head Michael O’Leary acted for the underwriters on Hess Midstream’s IPO, and Hal Haltom assisted Hilcorp Energy with its acquisition of oil and gas properties in Texas and Louisiana. The group saw a number of partner departures in 2017, including David Buck, Jon Daly, George Vlahakos and Bill Cooper, who joined Sidley Austin LLP. Charlie Ofner joined White & Case LLP in 2018.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Within: M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

In April 2018, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP merged with Hunton & Williams LLP to form Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, a move which brought together two reputable middle-market M&A practices. The legacy Andrews Kurth Kenyon group is highly rated for its advice to public and private companies, MLPs, REITs, financial advisers and private equity funds on complex M&A transactions. Houston-based Michael O’Leary advised Energy Transfer Partners on its acquisition of certain interests in PennTex Midstream Partners, including a rich natural gas gathering system, two cryogenic natural gas processing plants, and residue gas and natural gas liquid pipelines. Highlights for the Austin office included the team advising virtual reality video game developer Owlchemy Labs on its sale to Google; and acting for GPB Capital Holdings, a New York-based global asset management firm, in its acquisition of a division of NTT Data. In the large deal space, Houston-based Christopher Richardson and Hal Haltom Jr acted for Hilcorp San Juan in its acquisition of San Juan Basin oil and gas properties from ConocoPhillips. Other recommended Houston advisers are John Clutterbuck, Melinda Brunger, Henry Havre, Mark Young, Jordan Hirsch, firm-wide managing partner Robert Jewell and Ashley Burns Muehlberger. The legacy Hunton & Williams group includes M&A group co-heads Steven Haas in Richmond, whose practice includes change-of-control transactions, strategic acquisitions and divestitures; Washington DC-based Steven Patterson, who works with a variety of retail and consumer products companies; and Fernando Alonso, who splits his time between Miami and New York and has particular experience in the energy, infrastructure and telecoms sectors. Highlights included advising Bank of the Cascades, and its parent company Cascade Bancorp, in their sale to First Interstate BancSystem, and assisting Darden Restaurants with its $780m purchase of Texas-based restaurant chain Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. Notable departures included David Buck, Jon Daly and Bill Cooper to Sidley Austin LLP; Mark Solomon, Peter Bogdanow, David Washburn, Victor Zanetti and Joseph Hoffman to Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s Dallas office; and Matthew Lyons, Carmelo Gordian, Alan Bickerstaff, Ted Gilman, Brian Dillavou and Russ Denton going to Shearman & Sterling LLP’s new Austin office.

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