Mr Thomas Tomlinson > Bracewell LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bracewell LLP
STE 2300
United States

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Tom Tomlinson has spent his career working on energy transactions with a particular focus on the financing, development, acquisition and divestiture of traditional and renewable energy projects. As chair of the firm’s Project Finance practice, he regularly counsels and assists energy-sector investors, sponsors and lenders regarding the development, financing, acquisition and divestiture of power generation facilities, upstream and midstream oil and gas projects, refineries and petrochemical facilities, pipelines, gathering and storage facilities, wind and solar facilities and other energy projects. Tom’s deep understanding of the energy industry has been gained over decades of experience helping to structure and successfully navigate a wide variety of transactions in the sector. His goal on any engagement is to leverage that knowledge and the use of project and structured finance techniques to assist clients in maximizing the credit potential and value for the subject assets.


J.D., cum laude, The University of Texas School of Law, 1995; B.A., with honors, Williams College, 1992.

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United States > Finance > Project finance

Bracewell LLP has a long-established presence in the Texas market, and as such possesses significant experience in the financing of traditional energy projects, including power generation facilities, upstream and midstream oil and gas, refineries and petrochemical facilities. Beyond traditional energy, the department handles substantial matters in the renewables space; as a recent example; New York’s Martha Kammoun and Houston-based Alan Rafte advised Equinor on its offshore wind projects Empire Wind I and II and Beacon Wind. Houston partner Thomas Tomlinson  leads the national team and advises investors, sponsors and lenders across a range of areas. Hans Dyke departed in April 2021 to take up an in-house role.