The Houston office serves international, national, and regional clients. We offer the resources of an international law firm in an environment deeply rooted in Texas. Serving clients in a crisis and addressing their critical business needs are among our strengths.

Our Practice

For more than 30 years, Weil’s Houston office has served international, national, and regional clients in Restructuring, and our Private Equity/M&A practice has further developed Weil’s reputation as a go-to firm for complex energy transactions. Our attorneys enjoy a close working relationship with all of Weil’s offices worldwide. As noted by the National Law Journal, Weil is “a model of the way a national law firm can first establish and then expand a branch.”

The Houston office has both a national reputation for excellence in restructuring, and private equity/M&A with a focus on energy – and a significant Texas presence. Our attorneys served as lead counsel on two of the largest chapter 11 bankruptcy cases ever filed, have advised clients in multibillion-dollar deals in oil and gas, and obtained a significant summary judgment victory defeating a non-compete provision in Texas state court.

Weil has been involved in many of the significant M&A, restructurings, financing transactions and complex disputes that have helped shape the energy industry in recent years. The Firm has significant experience advising private and public investors, energy companies, project sponsors, lenders, and technology suppliers operating in oil and gas, power and renewables, and the rapidly evolving energy transition spaces.
Routinely entrusted with our clients' critical needs and at their side in times of crisis, the Houston office provides clients the resources of an international law firm in an environment deeply rooted in Texas. Equally comfortable in a courtroom or boardroom, or before an arbitration panel, our lawyers bring a wealth of experience and depth of commitment to each client representation.

Awards and Recognition

  • Managing Partner of the Houston office Alfredo Pérez recognized for Bankruptcy/Restructuring in 2023 by both Chambers USA and Lawdragon, and named among the “Best of the Best USA” in 2022 by Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides.
  • Energy partner Chris Bennett named an “Up and Coming” lawyer for Energy: Oil & Gas by Chambers USA in 2023 and is recognized as a “Texas Rising Star” by Super Lawyers.
  • Energy partner Cody Carper recognized for Energy: Oil & Gas in the U.S. by Chambers USA in 2023, as a “Next Generation Partner” for Energy Transactions: Oil And Gas by The Legal 500 2023 and as a “Notable Practitioner” for M&A in the U.S. by IFLR1000 in 2023.
  • Energy partner Omar Samji recognized for Energy: Oil & Gas in the U.S. by Chambers USA in 2023, for Renewable/Alternative Power by The Legal 500 in 2023 and as a “Notable Practitioner” for M&A and Project Development in the U.S. by IFLR1000 in 2023.
  • Private Equity partner Jeffrey Malonson recognized for Corporate/M&A in Texas by Chambers USA in 2023, for Energy Transactions: Oil & Gas by Legal 500 US in 2023, and for M&A and Capital Markets in the U.S. by IFLR1000 in 2023.
  • Restructuring partner Gabe Morgan named an “Outstanding Restructuring Lawyer” by Turnarounds & Workouts in 2020 and an “Emerging Leader” by The M&A Advisor in 2019.

Pro Bono Initiatives and Community Service

Weil’s Houston office has long been a leader in community, diversity and pro bono efforts and has earned numerous professional recognitions and pro bono accolades, such as the 2012 Thomas L. Sager Award (Houston and Dallas), which honors law firms that have demonstrated sustained commitment to improve the hiring, retention and promotion of minority attorneys. The Houston office participated in a Pay It Forward initiative, a team charity challenge program, which raised $45,000 with only $5,000 in seed money and had nearly 100% employee participation. We were also named the 2012-13 recipient of United Way of Greater Houston’s Law Firm Initiative Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is the culmination of Weil’s 24-year campaign commitment to United Way of Greater Houston, which saw the Firm’s attorneys serve in various leadership capacities within the organization, including representation on various committees and community initiatives.