Ray Lees is a partner in Porter Hedges’ Oklahoma City office and a member of the firm’s energy section. His practice focuses on advising oil and gas companies on a variety of corporate, transactional and commercial matters, with an emphasis on upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions including mergers, acquisitions & divestitures, joint ventures, finance, and real estate.
Mr. Lees has advised clients on some of the oil and gas industry’s largest conventional and unconventional oil and gas acquisition and divestiture transactions, including deals with a combined value of more than $80 billion over the last ten years in the Barnett, Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, Haynesville, Marcellus, Mississippi Lime, Niobrara, Permian, and Utica plays. He has also counseled clients in equity commitments from private investors and energy financing transactions involving oil and gas and midstream assets across the country.
Mr. Lees’ oil and gas experience includes negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, swap agreements, development agreements, limited liability company agreements, transition services agreements, seismic licenses, mineral leases, royalty agreements, net profit interest agreements, marketing agreements, and other agreements and instruments customary in connection with oil & gas joint ventures, acquisitions and divestitures.
Mr. Lees has been recognized by Chambers USA as among the leading lawyers in Corporate/Commercial, included in The Best Lawyers in America since 2011, and selected for inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers since 2007.
Prior to joining the Porter Hedges, Mr. Lees was the managing partner at the Commercial Law Group, P.C. in Oklahoma City.