Mr Sean Wheeler > Kirkland & Ellis LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
609 Main Street
Houston, Tx 77002
United States
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Partner representing public and private companies, including private equity firms, in their most complex transactions. Sean’s experience spans the entire range of M&A activity, including strategic mergers, joint ventures, take-privates and cross-border transactions. He also has an active securities law practice, having led more than 50 IPOs and many debt and follow-on equity offerings. Sean practice also includes offerings and acquisitions involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). He has counseled clients across numerous industries, including the energy, infrastructure, space, healthcare, technology, real estate and travel industries.


JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1995; BS, summa cum laude, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1992

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Energy transactions: oil and gas

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Sean WheelerKirkland & Ellis LLP

The Kirkland & Ellis LLP energy transactions team is ‘one of, if not the, best in the industry. They are exceptional practitioners, business oriented and completely understand the ins-and-outs of the key legal points’. The practice specializes in large acquisitions and the multidisciplinary team covers the spectrum of oil and gas matters, not least asset-backed securities and transactions involving assets located in all of the significant domestic shale and conventional plays, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. Andrew Calder focuses on complex M&A, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance. He co-leads the practice with Anthony Speier, who handles acquisitions, divestitures and the formation of joint ventures involving assets across the energy value-chain. Their Houston-based team includes ‘top energy transactional attorneyDavid Castro, as well as experienced practitioners Sean Wheeler, Kyle Watson, Chris Heasley, Lindsey Jaquillard, William Benitez and Rahul Vashi.