Mr Ryan Holcomb > Bracewell LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bracewell LLP
STE 2300
United States

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Ryan Holcomb, chair of the firm’s power practice, represents clients in a wide variety of transactions in the electric power and oil and gas industries. He negotiates and documents acquisitions and divestitures of assets and companies, joint venture, financial and commodity hedge transactions for private equity investors, energy companies, utilities, financial institutions, and commodity trading businesses.


J.D., magna cum laude, Baylor University School of Law, 1998; B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1994

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: conventional power

Ryan Holcomb leads the Bracewell LLP team from Houston and advises private equity investors, energy companies, utilities, financial institutions and commodity trading businesses across the power sector. The team’s broad experience includes generation involving all fuel types, transmission, the acquisition and divestiture of conventional power assets, joint ventures, equity investments, project finance and energy project development. An additional area of strength for the practice is financial products in the power industry, including physical and financial commodity and hedging transactions.

United States > Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power

Standing out for its ‘excellent knowledge of the energy industry‘, Bracewell LLP is proficient in emerging technologies such as biomass, carbon capture and hydrogen. Focused on renewable energy M&A and project development, the practice is sought after by a myriad of industry participants, ranging from sponsors and developers to private equity funds and contractors. Complex commodity transactions, including solar and wind hedges, virtual and physical power purchase arrangements between independent power producers and utilities is another strong point for the department, which is led from Houston by Ryan Holcomb . Holcomb is seasoned in a variety of transactions involving renewable energy projects, while Alan Rafte – another contact in Houston- leads on transactions involving offshore and onshore wind facilities, carbon sequestration and capture. Danielle Varnell, who is based in Washington DC, is regarded for her experience in renewable energy M&A, including portfolio acquisitions and multi-party joint ventures. Danielle Garbien  in the Los Angeles office is a key advisor to developers, financial institutions, commodities and energy companies in power and renewable energy PPAs and hedging transactions.