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J.D., with highest honors, University of Oklahoma College of Law, Order of the Coif National Honor Society, 2008

B.B.A., General Business, Pre-Law, Oklahoma Christian University, 2004

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Texas

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Paul Ingram is a partner in our Corporate and Energy sections in Porter Hedges’ Oklahoma City office.  His practice focuses on a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including oil and natural gas finance transactions, public and private capital markets transactions, acquisitions and divestitures, derivatives markets and strategic and operational planning and execution.  He also advises clients on corporate governance, periodic reporting requirements, stock exchange rules and other compliance matters.

Prior to joining Porter Hedges, Paul served in senior legal roles at both American Energy Partners and Chesapeake Energy Corporation in Oklahoma City.  His broad responsibilities included managing legal matters for private equity-funded portfolio companies in the Anadarko Basin, Midland Basin, Utica Shale, and Marcellus Shale as well as private equity-funded portfolio companies focused primarily on non-op and mineral strategies across the United States.  He also led the execution and documentation of debt and equity offerings, acquisitions and divestitures, and advised on investor relations matters.

Representative Experience

Corporate Finance

  • Represented multiple private equity-backed companies in establishment and maintenance of reserves-based lending facilities
  • Represented public exploration and production company in establishment and maintenance of $4 billion reserves-based lending facility
  • Represented public exploration and production company in multiple term loan transactions totaling more than $6 billion
  • Represented private oilfield services company in establishment and maintenance of $900 million revolving credit facility

Capital Markets

  • Represented multiple private equity-backed companies in private offerings of senior notes
  • Represented public exploration and production company in multiple senior notes offerings totaling more than $4.5 billion
  • Represented public exploration and production company in private offerings of preferred shares in subsidiaries
  • Represented public exploration and production company in spin-off of oilfield services subsidiary
  • Represented public exploration and production company in public offering of common units in royalty trust
  • Represented private oilfield services company in $650 million private placement of senior notes
  • Represented public exploration and production company in cash tender offers for $3 billion in outstanding senior notes
  • Represented public midstream oil and gas company in multiple 144A private offerings of senior notes totaling more than $1 billion
  • Represented private equity-backed exploration and production company in exchange offer for senior notes

Acquisitions and Divestitures

  • Represented public exploration and production company in sale of investment in private exploration and production company for $215 million
  • Represented private equity-backed companies in multiple acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas assets
  • Represented public exploration and production company in investments in multiple natural gas technology companies
  • Represented public exploration and production company in tender offer to acquire drilling company for more than $300 million

Private Equity and Joint Ventures

  • Represented private equity-backed company in equity commitment of $500 million to purchase mineral and overriding royalty interests across the United States
  • Represented private equity-backed portfolio company in establishment of multiple joint ventures with private exploration and production companies to purchase mineral and overriding royalty interests across the United States
  • Represented public exploration and production company in partnership with large private equity investor to purchase mineral and overriding royalty interests across the United States

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