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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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Thomas Tomlinson

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Work +1.713.221.1570
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www.bracewell.com/people/thomas-m-tomlinson
Bracewell LLP

Work Department

Energy

Position

Tom Tomlinson works with clients in energy transactions, including the formation of joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and project finance and development. Tom 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 documents and negotiates single and multi-project structured finance transactions, the formation of joint ventures and partnerships for financial investment vehicles and other business combinations, and leveraged lease and sale/leaseback transactions.

Education

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


United States: Finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

Bracewell LLP is focused on energy and infrastructure project finance transactions in the US, acting for both lenders and sponsors. New York-based Ron Erlichman, who jointly heads the team with Thomas Tomlinson in Houston, led advice for AP Energy Holdings and South Field Energy, affiliates of Advanced Power, on the financing and equity arrangements for the construction of the $1.3bn South Field Energy project, a 1182MW combined-cycle natural gas and electric generating facility located near Wellsville, Ohio. Erlichman and Houston-based Jessica Adkins, who is co-chair of the power projects practice group, acted for Coöperatieve Rabobank, National Australian Bank, and Siemens Financial Services as lenders in relation to the construction loan and credit facility for the Canadian Breaks project, a greenfield wind farm in the Texas panhandle situated approximately 30 miles west of Amarillo. In addition, Tomlinson and recently promoted partner Jeris Brunette, who is based in New York, advised YCI Methanol One on the renegotiation of its construction project finance agreements to accommodate its definitive investment agreement with Koch Methanol Investments (Koch Methanol), where Koch Methanol acquired an indirect minority equity interest in YCI Methanol One. Robin Miles, Nicolai Sarad and Fernando Rodriguez Marin in New York are also recommended, as are Houston-based Alan Rafte and Hans Dyke in Washington DC. Associates Paul McBride in New York and Jason Keating in Houston are also names to note.

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