Mr Erland Modesto > Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
600 TRAVIS STREET, SUITE 5400
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002
TEXAS
United States
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Work Department

Corporate/Banking and Credit

Position

Erland is a corporate finance Partner in the Firm’s Houston office. Erland represents both lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of debt financing and general corporate matters and has represented clients multiple industries, including in the oil and gas exploration and production, midstream and oilfield services sectors. Representative transactions that he has worked on include “holdco” level financings, back leverage facilities, reserve and other asset based facilities and acquisition and project financings. He has extensive experience in distressed financings and general leveraged lending. His clients have included JPMorgan, Barclays, Citibank, Goldman Sachs, First Reserve Corporation, KKR, Wells Fargo, Bank of Montreal and other financial institutions. Erland has been named a “Next Generation Partner” by the Legal 500, an “Up and Coming” partner by Chambers USA and a “Rising Star” by Texas Lawyer. Erland is Co-Hiring Partner for the Firm’s Houston office and serves on the Firm’s Opinion and Recruiting committees.

Career

Joined Simpson Thacher in 2010; became partner in 2019.

Education

J.D., with Honors, Recipient of the Roberta Wright Reeves Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law, University of Texas School of Law (2010); B.A., Boston College (2007)