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Porter Hedges counsels and represents public and privately held companies ranging from the Fortune 100 to start-ups, regularly handling their largest, most complex, and most demanding transactions in the U.S. and internationally. At the same time, we also serve as external “general counsel” for many companies, providing assistance with day-to-day legal, advisory, and compliance matters.

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News

02/16/17Porter Hedges Represents Energy Transfer in the Closing of a $2B Sale of a Minority Stake in Bakken Pipeline Project to Enbridge and Marathon Petroleum
02/07/17Porter Hedges Represents Quantum Capital in the Acquisition of Apache Industrial Services
02/07/17Porter Hedges Represents Seaport Global Securities in $69M Common Stock Offering by Abraxas Petroleum
02/01/17Jeremy Mouton and Robert Viguet Named as New Practice Group Leaders
01/23/17Porter Hedges Elects Five Partners for 2017
12/05/16Porter Hedges Represents Coral Reef Capital in its Acquisition of Viola Oil & Gas Holdings’ Illinois Basin Assets
11/30/16Porter Hedges Advises Matrix Oil in its Merger Agreement with Royale Energy
11/01/16Porter Hedges Represents Noble Energy in an Exchange Agreement to Separate the Marcellus Joint Venture
11/01/16Porter Hedges Once Again Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings Among Leading National Firms
10/13/16Porter Hedges Advises Medic-CE.com LLC in its Sale to Career Step LLC
09/06/16Twenty Porter Hedges Attorneys Selected by Texas Super Lawyers for 2016
08/26/16Porter Hedges Represents Par Pacific Holdings in $50MM Common Stock Rights Offering
08/25/16Porter Hedges Represents PetroQuest Energy in $280MM Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitation
08/15/16The Best Lawyers in America 2017 Recognizes Porter Hedges
08/03/16Porter Hedges Represents Energy Transfer and Sunoco Logistics in the $2B Sale of a Minority Stake in Bakken Pipeline Project to Enbridge and Marathon Petroleum
06/23/16Porter Hedges Advises Davis Petroleum in its Pending Merger with Yuma Energy
06/21/16Porter Hedges Represents Par Pacific Holdings in Offering of Convertible Senior Notes
06/17/16Porter Hedges Represents Par Pacific Holdings in the $271M Proposed Acquisition of Wyoming Refining Company
05/27/16Chambers USA 2016 Guide Recognized Porter Hedges Among Country's Leading Law Firms
05/25/16Porter Hedges Represents Johnson Rice & Company and Canaccord Genuity in a $27M Public Offering by Abraxas Petroleum
04/15/16Porter Hedges Represents EIV Capital in the Sale of Four Landfill Gas-to-Energy Facilities to Cube District Energy
03/09/16Porter Hedges Represents Credit Suisse Securities (USA) and J.P. Morgan Securities in $95 Million Public Offering by Callon Petroleum
03/04/16Fourteen Porter Hedges Attorneys Named Texas Rising Stars
02/17/16Porter Hedges Represents PetroQuest Energy in Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation
02/12/16"Yuma Energy, Inc. and Davis Petroleum Acquisition Corp. Announce Merger Agreement," Yahoo Finance
01/22/16Porter Hedges Elects Two Partners for 2016
01/14/16Porter Hedges Advises Fred Haas Interests on the Sale of Two Infiniti Dealerships to John Eagle Automotive Group
01/14/16Porter Hedges Advises Fred Haas Interests on the Sale of Two Infiniti dealerships to John Eagle Automotive Group
11/23/15Porter Hedges Represents Par Pacific Holdings in a $74.8 Million Registered Direct Offering
11/19/15Porter Hedges Represents Dewberry in the Acquisition of Wilson Architectural Group
11/18/15Porter Hedges Represents J.P. Morgan Securities in $110 Million Public Offering by Callon Petroleum
11/02/15Porter Hedges Once Again Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings Among Leading National Firms
09/08/15Twenty-One Porter Hedges Partners Selected by Texas Super Lawyers for 2015
08/17/15Twenty-Two Porter Hedges Partners Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016
06/02/15Porter Hedges Advises Par Petroleum in Connection with New Supply and Offtake Agreement with Goldman Sachs’ Trading Subsidiary
05/19/15Chambers USA 2015 Guide Recognizes Porter Hedges Among the Country’s Leading Law Firms
05/05/15Porter Hedges Grows Corporate Practice with New Partner Robert J. Viguet, Jr.
03/13/15Porter Hedges Represents J.P. Morgan Securities in $68 Million Public Offering by Callon Petroleum
03/06/15Eleven Porter Hedges Attorneys Named Texas Rising Stars
02/11/15Porter Hedges Represents Johnson Rice, as Sole Underwriter, in $26M Public Offering
02/02/15Porter Hedges Represents Synergy Resources Corporation in $200M Offering
11/03/14Porter Hedges Once Again Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings Among Leading National Firms
09/15/14Porter Hedges Represents Johnson Rice and ScotiaBank/Howard Weil (as the representatives of the underwriters) in $122 Million Public Offering by Callon Petroleum Company
09/11/14Porter Hedges Expands Corporate Practice with New Tax Partner Jim Reardon
09/05/14Nineteen Porter Hedges Partners Selected by Texas Super Lawyers for 2014
08/18/14Nineteen Porter Hedges Partners Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2015
06/23/14Porter Hedges Represents Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C. (as the representative of the underwriters) in a $167.5M public offering by Sanchez Energy Corporation
06/02/14Porter Hedges Represents Par Petroleum Corporation in the Acquisition of Hawaii’s Mid Pac Petroleum for $107 million
05/23/14Chambers USA Ranks Porter Hedges Among the Country’s Leading Law Firms in its 2014 Law Firm Rankings
03/24/14Porter Hedges Represents Johnson Rice & Company in the Underwritten Public Offering for American Eagle Energy
03/17/14Porter Hedges Represents the PPI Group in the $145M Sale of its Oil and Gas Engineering Services Business to Cardno Limited
03/07/14Nine Porter Hedges Attorneys Named Rising Stars
12/09/13Porter Hedges Represents Privately Held Company Flowchem Ltd. in its Acquisition by Arsenal Capital Partners
11/01/13Porter Hedges Recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings Among Leading National Firms
10/18/13Porter Hedges Represents Azure Midstream Energy in the Acquisition of an EXCO and BG Group Joint Venture (TGGT Holdings) for $910 Million
10/08/13Porter Hedges Grows Corporate Practice with New Partner Michael Larkin
09/27/13Porter Hedges Represents Par Petroleum Corporation in its Acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC
09/20/13Porter Hedges Represents Sequitur Energy Resources in Multiple Transactions
09/19/13Porter Hedges Represents Johnson Rice & Company as Underwriter in Sanchez Energy's $240 Million Public Offering
08/16/13Nineteen Porter Hedges Partners Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2014
07/08/13James Cowen Elected Chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Mergers & Acquisitions Section
07/03/13Porter Hedges Represents PetroQuest Energy in the $193 Million Gulf of Mexico Acquisition and a $200 Million Senior Note Offering
06/17/13Porter Hedges Represents Par Petroleum Corporation in the $400 million Acquisition of Tesoro Hawaii, LLC
05/24/13Porter Hedges Once Again Ranked by Chambers USA 2013 Among the Country’s Leading Law Firms
05/2013Porter Hedges Named to ‘2013 Corporate Scorecard' by The American Lawyer
03/08/13Nine Porter Hedges Attorneys Named Rising Stars
02/15/13Porter Hedges Represents Special Committee of the Gulfport Energy Corporation Board of Directors in the $220 million acquisition of Utica Shale Acreage from Windsor Ohio
01/17/13Porter Hedges Elects Three New Partners for 2013
01/02/13Porter Hedges Represents Par Petroleum Corporation in its $18 Million Acquisition of SEACOR Energy, Inc.
12/24/12Porter Hedges Represents Special Committee of the Gulfport Energy Corporation Board of Directors in the $372 million acquisition of Utica Shale Acreage from Windsor Ohio
11/01/12Porter Hedges Received National and Local Recognition by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers "Best Law Firm" Rankings
10/16/12Porter Hedges Represents Synthesis Energy Systems in the Closing of a $15.5 Million Equity Investment
09/12/12Porter Hedges Represents EPL Oil & Gas, Inc. in the Purchase of Oil and Gas Assets in the Gulf of Mexico from Hilcorp Energy Co. for $550 Million
09/2012Porter Hedges' Partners selected by Super Lawyers Business Edition and Texas Super Lawyers for 2012
09/05/12Twenty-One Porter Hedges Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America 2013
06/07/12Porter Hedges Ranked by Chambers USA 2012 Among the Country’s Leading Law Firms
04/18/12Porter Hedges Represents Cameron International Corporation in the $270 Million Acquisition of TTS Energy Division
04/04/12Porter Hedges Represents SeqWright Inc. (and its Parent BioWright Holdings, Inc.) in Sale to GE Healthcare
03/27/12Porter Hedges Represents Hupecol Cuerva Holdings LLC in the Sale of its Subsidiary in Colombia to GeoPark Holdings Limited
03/09/12Eight Porter Hedges Attorneys Named Rising Stars
11/10/11Porter Hedges Represents Management Group in the $1 Billion Private Equity Backed Formation of Maverick American Natural Gas
10/03/11Porter Hedges Represents Noble Energy in the Completion of the $3.2 billion Joint Venture with CONSOL Energy in the Marcellus Shale
09/02/11Porter Hedges Represents Underwriters of Sanchez Energy's $250 Million IPO
08/18/11Porter Hedges Represents Noble Energy in a $3.2 billion Joint Venture with CONSOL Energy in the Marcellus Shale

Publications

05/08/15News Alert: "Treasury Department Issues MLP Proposed Regulations on Qualifying Income"
01/01/08"Go Shops: A Ticket to Ride Past a Target Board's Revlon Duties?" 86 Texas Law Review 1123 (2008)
03/01/07"No More Whining About Geographical Indications: Assessing the 2005 Agreement Between the United States and the European Community on the Trade in Wine"
02/05/06"New Rules Would Make Firms Reveal Full Compensation of Top Execs," Houston Business Journal

Articles

01/09/17"Coral Reef Invests in Oil and Gas Company Krewe Energy," PE Hub Network
11/02/16"Porter Hedges, Latham Advise on Marcellus Joint Venture Split," Texas Lawyer
10/27/16"Corporate Deal Tracker," The Texas Lawbook
10/26/16"Yuma Energy, Inc. Announces Completion of Merger with Davis Petroleum Acquisition Corp. and Entry into New Credit Facility," Yuma/Davis Press Release
10/04/16"PE-backed Career Step buys Medic-CE.com," PE Hub Network
09/26/16"HudsonField Invests in Trucking Expansion to Bring More Transportation Options to Oil & Gas Producers," PR Newswire
08/08/16"Deal Watch: Two Firms Behind Bedding Industry Megamerger," The American Lawyer
08/04/16"Norton Rose Fulbright, Porter Hedges Work on Pipeline Deal," Texas Lawyer
08/03/16"Enbridge, Marathon Pay $2B For Bakken Pipeline Stake," Law360
08/03/16"Enbridge Energy Partners, Marathon Petroleum to buy $2B stake in pipeline system," Houston Business Journal
08/03/16"Porter Hedges, Norton Rose Fulbright and Weil Handle Multibillion-Dollar Deals," The Texas Lawbook
08/01/16"PetroQuest Energy Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results," PetroQuest Press Release
04/14/16"EIV Uses Sidley, Porter Hedges for Sale of Energy Facilities," Texas Lawyer
02/18/16"Norton Rose Fulbright and Porter Hedges Work on $48M Energy Services Deal," The Texas Lawbook
02/12/16"Yuma Energy, Inc. and Davis Petroleum Acquisition Corp. Announce Merger Agreement," Yahoo Finance
02/11/16"Houston Lawyers Handle $48M Pipe Transaction," Texas Lawyer
Jan-Mar 2016“Legal Issues in a Low Price Environment Examined,” Ryder Scott Reservoir Solutions Quarterly Newsletter
05/11/15"Porter Hedges Enhances Corporate Practice, Picks Up Robert Viguet," The Texas Lawbook
05/06/15"Porter Hedges Adds Corporate Partner From Thompson Knight," Law360
12/11/14"Porter Hedges, Baker Botts Work $500 Million Energy Deal," Texas Lawyer
12/04/14"Pilot Logistics Services and Thomas Petroleum Announce Merger," PR Newswire
12/03/14"Baker Botts and Porter Hedges Close $460 Million Investment," Texas Lawbook
12/01/14"PE-Backed American Energy Raises $500M For Shale Buys," Law360
11/03/14"Deal of the Week: Baker Botts, Porter Hedges Handle Eagle Ford Shale Deal," Texas Lawyer
10/28/14"Oil Co. Issues $300M Offering Amid Eagle Ford Asset Buy," Law360
09/12/14"Porter Hedges Lands Former Bracewell & Giuliani Tax Partner," Law360
09/05/14"Kayne Anderson-backed Canyon nets $50 mln," PE HUB
09/04/14"Canyon Midstream Secures $50 Million Credit Facility," MarketWatch
08/01/14"American Energy - Permian Basin, LLC Announces Closing Of Permian Basin Acquisition And $1.6 Billion Senior Notes Offering," MarketWatch
06/16/14"$2.5 Billion Deal for Permian Basin Energy Assets," Texas Lawyer
06/09/14"American Energy Partners Drops $4B For Shale Stakes," Law360
06/09/14"Porter Hedges Leads Two Aubrey McClendon Shale Deals for $4.25 Billion,” Texas Lawbook
06/09/14"Shale Mania a Boon to Half-Dozen Firms," American Lawyer
05/01/14UHD Program Helps Banking Industry Meet Its Greatest Workforce Need," Houston Business Journal
03/18/14"Kirkland Reps Cardno In $145M Deal For Oilfield Service Biz," Law360
01/2014"Patrons Circle: A Powerful Vision," Opera Cues
10/28/13"Movers," The National Law Journal
10/17/13"Azure Takes Over BG Group, EXCO JV In $931M Deal," Law360
10/17/13"Exco, BG Group sell JV interests to Azure Midstream," The Deal Pipeline
10/17/13"V&E, Porter Hedges and Baker Botts Advise in $910 Million Transaction," The Texas Lawbook
10/10/13"Porter Hedges Adds Adams & Reese Transactional Partner," Law360
09/17/13"Acon, Pritzker take stake in Sequitur for as much as $1B," The Deal Pipeline
08/09/13Porter Hedges Named Among Leading M&A Law Firms in Houston by the Houston Business Journal
06/28/13"Meet Houston's Top Legal Dealmakers," Houston Business Journal
06/20/13"Par Petroleum to Shell Out $400M for Tesoro Hawaii," Law360
05/09/13"Patrick LaRue Jumps to Porter Hedges," The Texas Lawbook
05/07/13"Porter Hedges Nabs M&A Pro From Seyfarth Shaw," Law360
01/28/13"Newsmakers: Porter Hedges elects three new partners," Texas Lawyer
11/28/12"New Midstream Co. Gets $300M From Kayne Anderson," Law360
11/2012"Synthesis Energy Systems closes $15.5 Million Equity Investment," Finance Monthly
10/08/12"Heading Toward Year’s End, IPO Activity Sharpens," Oil and Gas Investor
09/17/12"EPL Pays $550M For Hilcorp's Shallow-Water Gulf Oil Fields," Law360
09/17/12"Andrews Kurth & Porter Hedges Advise $550 Million EPL-Hilcorp Deal," The Texas Lawbook
07/12/12"Outlook For Energy Company IPOs: As Crude Rises, New Issues Slow," Oil and Gas Investor
06/18/12"Synthesis Energy Systems Announces Equity Investments Totaling $15.5 Million," PR Newswire
01/26/12“IPOs in the Energy Sector,” Reuters – Legal Current
01/23/12"Joint Ventures Reach Record $12.3 Billion In 2011," Oil and Gas Investor
11/18/11"LRR Energy and Pacific Drilling among new IPOs moving through filing pipeline," Houston Business Journal
11/18/11"Oilpatch Technology Boosts IPO Pipeline," Oil and Gas Investor
11/16/11"Shale Game Has PE Rushing to Boost Know-How," Law360
09/26/11“Energy Companies Fill Pipeline of Offerings,” Wall Street Journal
09/13/11"Energy Companies Going Public," Energy BisNow
09/09/11"Economic Uncertainty Not Slowing Houston Energy IPOs," Houston Business Journal
08/12/02"Corporate Reform Act Creates Windfall For Lawyers," Houston Business Journal
05/03/02"Analysts Expect Turnaround for Weak IPO Market," Houston Business Journal

Events

Spring 2014"Commercial Credit Certificate Course, Module 4: Tools of the Trade," University of Houston-Downtown
02/18/14"Business Solutions for Private Practice Physicians," Austin Ophthalmological Society
05/05/11"Joint Ventures as a Means to Build the Energy Future," Energy Bar Association Annual Meeting
01/01/03"Mergers and Acquisitions: Basic Concepts and Current Issues," Texas Society of CPAs, 8th Annual CPE Family Conference, Galveston