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Porter Hedges LLP Offices
1000 MAIN STREET
HOUSTON, TX 77002
Porter Hedges LLP > The Legal 500 RankingsPorter Hedges LLP provides expertise in oil-and-gas sector water-asset acquisitions and sales. Robert Thomas represents domestic and international oil-and-gas companies on all aspects of the energy business and has particular expertise in the up- and midstream markets; he co-leads the team with Randy King, who focuses on a wide range of energy-related on- and offshore projects, including international mandates. Both Thomas and King are based in Houston.
Robert Thomas; Randy King
‘My preference in outside transaction-counsel are professionals that are up to speed not only on current rules and regulations impacting potential transactions as well as custom and practice and what’s customary in typical PSAs, stock or merger agreements. I’m also looking for counsel that is easy to work with and understands the business well enough to know when counsel on the other side is blowing smoke. Porter Hedges has all of this as well as any of the rapidly changing technologies that come along to facilitate negotiating and consummating a transaction.‘
‘As someone with 40 years’ experience in the oil-and-gas sector with a specific focus on transactions, I can say that the folks I’ve worked with are some of the very best in this area. All of those who I’ve worked with at Porter Hedges have extensive oil-and-gas transaction experience with some of the partners at the top having track records that if not the best are very close to the top in experience relative to the broad spectrum of situations you might run into. They have been side by side with me on hundreds of transactions (buying and selling) and on multiple billion-plus transactions.‘
The Williams Companies
Noble Energy/Chevron USA, Inc.
Black Stone Minerals, L.P.
Western Midstream Partners
Strata Royalty Partners
Salt Creek Midstream
Sage Road Capital
- Represented The Williams Companies in its negotiation of a joint venture with Crowheart Energy.
- Represented The Williams Companies on its acquisition of Southland Royalty Company’s Wamsutter Field assets, as a part of Southland’s Chapter 11 reorganization process.
- Represented Franco-Nevada Corporation on its $135m acquisition of a royalties portfolio from Mesa Minerals Partners.
Stephen Lee; Eric Wade
Other key lawyers:
Eugene Nettles; Brian Rose; Stephanie Holcombe
‘Very strong bench strength and technical acumen, great communication between team members.’
‘Cost-conscious service and great customer service from Brian Rose and Stephanie Holcombe.’
‘Eric Wade is very invested in sharing success with his clients.’
James Duke VanLue (founder of Downhole Technology)
US Well Services
Ascend Performance Materials
Rigby Refining and Magēmā Technology
Apache Intermediate Parent
US Trinity Energy Services
Overton Park Oil & Gas
- Represented James Duke VanLue against Downhole and its parent company, Schoeller Bleckmann America, in a $160m judgment.
- Represented US Well Services in a $65m suit alleging breach of contract in a sand purchase and railcar usage agreement.
- Advising Rigby Refining and Magēmā in a suit alleging that Wood Group USA and Marea Energy Partners wrongfully disclosed and otherwise misappropriated trade secrets.
David Peden; Allison Snyder; Amy Wolfshohl
Other key lawyers:
John Hawkins; Sean McChristian; Cory Sweers
‘Practical knowledge of construction and the ability to apply that to specific disputes is an excellent strength. Their rates are extremely reasonable.’
‘Amy Wolfshohl is a superb lawyer. She is aggressive and knowledgeable and is adept with the practical realities that a client’s business faces. This is particularly evident in her conscientiousness at keeping fees appropriate to a matter, as well as tailoring strategy to the specific nature of the dispute.
‘Cory Sweers is a great associate — very impressive work product and responsiveness.’
US Trinity Energy Services LLC
Power Design Inc.
Hellmuth Obata and Kassabaum / HOK
PBK Architects, Inc.
- Acted for US Trinity Energy Services in an arbitration of $12m construction dispute with Moosehead Harvesting.
- Advised Targa Resources on a $26m change order claim.
- Represented US Trinity Energy Services in securing a $40 million settlement of change orders.
Porter Hedges LLP > Firm Profile
Founded in 1981, Porter Hedges is a full-service Houston-based law firm with an office in Oklahoma City. We provide the highest quality work across a range of industries, with particular preeminence in the energy sector. As leading practitioners, we are committed to excellence across our firm and favor an efficient, value-minded approach to serving our clients. We develop practical and integrated solutions to complex challenges that we approach with a business-oriented mindset.
Main areas of practice
Energy transactions: Porter Hedges provides clients with a cross-practice team of attorneys who have handled more than $200 billion in energy transactions across the full spectrum of the oil and gas industry.
Corporate/M&A: The firm counsels public and private companies ranging in size from NYSE-listed companies to start-ups on public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, M&A, venture capital financings, private placements, joint ventures, and exchange offers.
Litigation: Porter Hedges’ trial lawyers have both the experience and resources to meet the complex litigation needs of large national and multinational corporations, as well as those of small to mid-sized companies and individuals, from pre-litigation negotiation through appeal.
Commercial lending and finance: The firm’s practice is focused on the middle market and crosses many industries. The firm advises financial institution clients, such as lenders, corporate trustees, collateral agents, issuers, underwriters, and credit enhancers.
Bankruptcy: Porter Hedges represents debtors, creditors, trustees, creditors’ committees, institutional lenders, and investors in connection with out-of-court debt restructurings, acquisitions and financings, in addition to Chapter 7, 9, and 11 bankruptcy cases.
Construction: The firm represents contractors, public and private owners, developers, lenders, construction managers, sub-contractors, architects and engineers, sureties, vendors, and suppliers in regards to litigation, arbitration, and contract negotiation.
Tax: Porter Hedges’ tax group regularly assists public and private enterprises with the federal, state and international tax aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings and financings of corporate and partnership ventures.
Intellectual property: The firm’s team advises on portfolio preparation and management; freedom-to-operate, invalidity and non-infringement opinion work; transactional matters, including licensing and due diligence support; and patent, trademark and trade secret litigation.
Real estate: Porter Hedges represents developers, investors, lenders, owners, and tenants on projects, including pre-development planning and financing, entity selection and structure, acquisitions and sales of improved and unimproved properties, construction contracts, commercial leases, and operating agreements.
Employment: The firm represents clients in investigations and litigation over employment, non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, severance agreements, and theft of trade secrets, as well as providing advice regarding existing employee policies and procedures.
|Energy transactions||Robert H. Thomas|
|Energy transactions||C. Randall King|
|Corporate/M&A||Corey C. Brown|
|Litigation||Stephen H. Lee|
|Commercial lending and finance||Joyce K. Soliman|
|Bankruptcy||John F. Higgins|
|Construction||David D. Peden|
|Tax||Craig M. Bergez|
|Intellectual property||Miranda Jones|
|Real estate||George S. Craft|
|Laura Alaniz||Laura Alaniz is an experienced litigator and advisor focusing on representation of…||View Profile|
|Craig M Bergez||Craig Bergez counsels private companies and their owners regarding general business matters,…||View Profile|
|Corey C Brown||Corey Brown leads the Corporate Practice Group. He advises companies on a…||View Profile|
|George S Craft||George Craft leads the firm’s real estate and real estate finance sections.…||View Profile|
|John R Hawkins||John Hawkins represents businesses in complex commercial disputes in federal and state…||View Profile|
|John F Higgins||John Higgins leads the firm’s bankruptcy and restructuring practice. His practice focuses…||View Profile|
|Ms Stephanie Holcombe||Stephanie Holcombe works with companies and their owners and executives to manage…||View Profile|
|Miranda Y Jones||Miranda Jones is an intellectual property litigator specializing in patent litigation. Recognized…||View Profile|
|C. Randall King||Randy King is Co-Chair of the Energy Section of Porter Hedges. His…||View Profile|
|Stephen H Lee||Stephen Lee is a trial lawyer and leader of the firm’s Litigation…||View Profile|
|Sean M McChristian||Sean McChristian is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in…||View Profile|
|Jeremy A Mouton||Jeremy Mouton focuses on advising E&P companies, private equity and direct investment…||View Profile|
|Eugene M Nettles||Gene Nettles extensive litigation practice focuses on all types of energy disputes,…||View Profile|
|David D Peden||David Peden heads the firm’s Construction Section. He has extensive experience in…||View Profile|
|Benjamin J Rajabi||Ben Rajabi counsels a broad array of energy clients in transactional matters…||View Profile|
|Robert G Reedy||Rob Reedy’s practice focuses on public companies and emerging privately held entities…||View Profile|
|Mr Brian Rose||Brian Rose focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments,…||View Profile|
|Allison J Snyder||Allison Snyder represents companies and individuals in complex construction disputes and business…||View Profile|
|Joyce K Soliman||Joyce Soliman leads the firm’s Finance Section and chairs the Diversity Committee.…||View Profile|
|Mr Cornelius Sweers||Cory Sweers represents clients in all stages of the construction process, from…||View Profile|
|Robert H Thomas||Bob Thomas is Co-Chair of the Energy Section of Porter Hedges. His…||View Profile|
|James T Thompson||James Thompson represents public and private companies in a variety of corporate,…||View Profile|
|Eric D Wade||Eric Wade represents clients in virtually every type of complex business and…||View Profile|
|Amy K Wolfshohl||Amy Wolfshohl is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in…||View Profile|