February 21, 2015
Weil co-managing partner of the Dallas office Rodney Moore was named an MVP in Energy by Law360 in recognition of his work on over $30 billion in energy transactions over the past year including guiding WPX Energy Inc. in a $2.75 billion purchase of oil and natural gas assets in Texas and New Mexico. Mr. Moore referred to the deal as a “transformational transaction” for the energy company.
Mr. Moore also managed high profile deals including his representation of a group of private equity investors in selling CHK Cleveland Tonkawa’s oil and gas assets for $575 million to FourPoint Energy, while at the same time representing three related companies who were selling their royalty interests in the same assets to FourPoint for $175 million. Mr. Moore noted the complexity of balancing interests of multiple clients saying, “those were enjoyable transactions in that you really had to roll your sleeves up and really pay attention to detail.”
Mr. Moore also guided Aethon Energy Management LLC, along with RedBird Capital Partners LLC, in its purchase of 188,000 net acres of natural gas and oil assets in Wyoming from Encana Corp. unit Encana Oil & Gas Inc and represented private equity client Magnetar Capital in Crestwood Midstream Partners LP's $7.5 billion merger with Crestwood Equity Partners LP and Regency Energy Partners LP’s $18 billion merger with Energy Transfer Partners LP.
Mr. Moore described the skillset required to work on these transactions as being not only a skilled attorney in mergers and acquisitions but also an expert in different sectors of energy. He notes “the nuance of those issues and the complexities involved in the transactions and the creativity that you have to come up with sometimes to make a transaction work are what I really enjoy about the practice.”
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