Energy In Transactions

Houston Office

Houston Office

1300 Post Oak Blvd.,
Suite 1250,
Houston, TX 77056
P: 713.335.8600
F: 713.335.8601

Our Texas energy transactions group is well recognized for its industry experience and handles a wide range of services including domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, financings, commercial transactions, and tax structuring.

Practice Areas 

Banking & Finance

Looper Goodwine represents both lenders and borrowers in a variety of financing transactions spanning a wide range of industries. We assist our clients in establishing and negotiating a structure, performing due diligence, documenting the transaction, and securing liens in all types of real and personal property. Looper Goodwine counsels lenders and developers, including the negotiation and review of engineering, procurement and construction contracts, throughput agreements, management agreements, and other commercial contracts and ancillary agreements.

Looper Goodwine’s practice area experience includes:

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial lending, including syndicated credit facilities
  • Asset-based lending, including oil and gas reserve-based lending
  • Project finance and development
  • Complex multi-lien transactions, including subordinated debt and intercreditor agreements
  • Acquisition finance
  • Private placement of debt securities


Looper Goodwine assists clients with corporate matters and commercial transactions in all aspects of their businesses. We represent public and privately held companies and venture partnerships. Our clients are active in a broad range of industries, including energy, manufacturing, technology, health care, real estate and finance. In addition to handling complex transactions, our firm often acts as outside general counsel, providing advice on daily legal matters and interfacing with management, operations and other personnel.

Looper Goodwine’s practice area experience includes:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset acquisitions and divestures
  • Cross-border transactions
  • General corporate advice
  • Private equity
  • Business formations
  • Corporate finance
  • Real estate
  • Contractual risk management programs (Service agreements, Supply agreements, etc.)

International & Global Projects 

Looper Goodwine’s lawyers manage international and cross-border projects and assist clients navigating complex multi-jurisdictional rules. We represent both domestic clients investing overseas and international clients investing domestically.

Looper Goodwine has provided legal project management in 35 countries. We counsel clients on compliance with FCPA and the UK Bribery Act and similar anti-corruption statutes. Looper Goodwine structures transactions in accordance with US, EU and United Nations sanctions regulations.

Oil and Gas Transactions

Looper Goodwine’s clients are active in nearly all aspects of the domestic and international energy industry. We represent a broad range of industry participants, including privately owned and publicly traded exploration and production (both onshore and offshore), midstream (infrastructure) and oilfield services companies, equipment manufacturers and distributors, financial institutions, energy-focused lenders and private capital providers and investors.

Looper Goodwine advises domestic and international energy clients on transactional matters across multiple practice areas, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Energy and project finance transactions
  • Acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas assets and equipment
  • Joint venture structuring for exploration and development
  • Oil and gas exploration, production and development operations
  • Contracting for oilfield service companies
  • Energy infrastructure, construction and installation
  • Refinery acquisitions and structuring
  • Oil and gas regulatory and administrative matters
  • Oil and gas title and title curative services
  • Oil and gas bankruptcies
  • Maritime issues

Real Estate

Our attorneys represent buyers, owners, sellers, borrowers, lenders, developers and tenants and apply their experience in acquisition, disposition, development, leasing, financing, and construction of real estate assets, both as outside and in-house counsel, to assist our clients in evaluating and effectuating transactions within the United States and abroad.  We bring a process-focused approach to ensure our clients’ compliance and efficiency.

  • Pre-development planning and due diligence
  • Loan documentation for banks and institutional lenders
  • Project financings
  • Lease agreements
  • Commercial leases
  • Acquisitions and sales of commercial properties
  • Proprietary forms
  • Construction and architecture contracts
  • Real estate and construction dispute resolution
  • Eminent domain and land use


Our attorneys assist clients in implementing efficient tax structures within the scope of their businesses. Looper Goodwine resolves complex tax issues while achieving business objectives. Looper Goodwine’s transactional tax experience includes:

  • Corporate tax
  • Partnership tax
  • International tax, including applicable U.S. tax laws for U.S.
  • Tax treaty applications, and interface with other countries’ tax law
  • Oil and gas tax
  • Economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. and the United Nations, including laws pertaining to Specially Designated Nationals and Kingpin Designation Act lists
  • Forming holding companies and entities in other countries for operating businesses and ventures
  • Transfer pricing
  • Inter-company service agreement contracts to restrict application of country sourcing rules