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.
- Apache Corporation
- Approach Resources
- BlackBrush TexStar LP
- EIG Global Energy Partners
- 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.
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.