Bryan Loocke > Vinson & Elkins LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Vinson & Elkins LLP
Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue, Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002
United States
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Work Department

Energy Transactions




Bryan Loocke, is an accomplished transactional lawyer who represents public and private clients in a variety of domestic upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions.

Bryan is highly experienced in leading complex deals that require multidisciplinary teams.

Over the course of nearly two decades he has been involved in a wide range of transactions including drilling participation agreements, farmouts, operating agreements, gathering and transportation agreements, rig agreements, production payments, preferred equity investments and traditional and mezzanine financings.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Energy > Energy transactions: oil and gas

(Next Generation Partners)

Bryan LoockeVinson & Elkins LLP

Vinson & Elkins LLP fields a team of ‘knowledgeable and commercial’ practitioners that provide ‘excellent advice and judgment’ across an array of important transactions. The firm is a frequent port-of-call to a growing roster of top name clients that include independent oil and gas exploration and production companies, prominent private equity firms, hedge funds, and investment banks, with a notable focus on the upstream and midstream space. Recent work highlights include multi-billion dollar upstream asset acquisitions, midstream joint venture merger transactions, as well as vast company takeovers. The practice is jointly led by Kaam Sahely, Danielle Patterson, and Matthew Strock, with Patterson and Strock particularly singled out for their wealth of expertise pertaining to M&A and private equity. ‘Real thought leaders’ Matthew Falcone and Lande Spottswood are ‘terrific’ across the full range of hydrocarbon transactions, with the former especially well regarded for his financial sponsor-oriented work and the latter for her expertise in public company mergers or change-of-control transactions. Bryan Loocke has overseen a multitude of matters involving high quality asset consolidations involving major active basins, particularly the Permian Basin, while Austin’s Douglas Bland focuses on midstream transactions, from pipelines to natural gas storage facilities. Keith Fullenweider has recently been active on multi-billion dollar upstream assets and gathering and processing asset deals. Shay Kuperman also comes highly recommended for his capabilities across the entire oil & gas spectrum. Other than Bland, the team operates out of Houston.