Energy continues to be one of the most active sectors globally and Weil remains at the forefront of industry trends, where we have been involved in many of the significant M&A, restructurings, financing transactions and complex disputes that have helped shape the industry in recent years.  We are engaged in cutting edge matters for all constituents in the industry involving nearly every legal discipline and every office at the Firm. 
Few law firms can boast Weil’s collective experience with and knowledge of the energy industry, which extends to all facets of the oil, gas and power sectors. Our experience includes upstream, midstream and downstream work and ranges from oil and gas exploration and production to marketing, retail, and energy trading operations, as well as to the growing area of renewables.  

Addressing Significant Energy Sector Issues

Weil’s Corporate Department has a stellar track record advising energy companies in high-value transactions. These matters have included significant transactions for such clients as Kinder Morgan, Access Industries, Apache, HM Capital, BlackBrush, TexStar LP, Magnetar Capital, and General Electric among many others.

Weil’s Business Finance and Restructuring Department has represented clients in a variety of roles in some of the most complex, multinational energy reorganizations in history. On the company side, as debtor’s counsel, Weil’s expertise and creativity have enabled clients to reorganize when many observers thought reorganization to be impossible. Expertise and creativity are equally important on the lender side, where Weil has assisted clients in maneuvering through the complexities that frequently exist with energy-related collateral, allowing our clients to maximize their recoveries while also leading them through the reorganization process.  

Weil’s Litigation Department has handled many cases of great commercial significance to energy companies, including successfully defending clients against private, government, and class action lawsuits. Additionally, we litigate, mediate, and arbitrate swap agreements, ISDA master agreements, trading contracts, netting agreements, reserve reporting, toxic exposure, exploration and ownership rights, ERISA, shareholder derivative and securities litigation, and intellectual property and trade secrets issues both domestically and abroad.

Representative Clients

  • Apache Corporation
  • Approach Resources
  • BlackBrush TexStar LP
  • Brookfield
  • EIG Global Energy Partners
  • ExxonMobil
  • GDF Suez
  • General Electric
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Magnetar Capital Partners
  • Repsol SA
  • SemGroup L.P.
  • Shell Oil
  • Wildcat Midstream Partners LLC
  • Williams Companies

Corporate Chairman Michael Aiello was named a “Dealmaker of the Year” in March 2015 by The American Lawyer and “Dealmaker of the Week” for week ending August 15, 2014 by The Am Law Daily for his lead role advising Kinder Morgan in its approximately $76 billion acquisition of all the outstanding equity securities of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Kinder Morgan Management and El Paso Pipeline Partners.

Courtney S. Marcus was named 2016 Women in Energy Award Honoree by Texas Lawyer.

Rodney Moore was named as a 2015 Energy MVP by Law360.

Jared Rusman was named a 2015 Tax MVP for work on high-profile deals in the oil and gas industry by Law360.

Weil named a “Leading” Firm for Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas by Legal 500 US.

David Lender was named one of AmLaw Daily's "Litigators of the Week" for his role in the 2012 General Electric wind-turbine patent victory.

Rodney Moore was named to Houston Business Journal and Dallas Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Energy” List.

Weil has been named Law360  Energy Group of the Year for 2011, 2012, and 2014.