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Leadership in Law Firms Certificate, Harvard Law School Executive Education, 2018

J.D., with honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 1978

B.A., magna cum laude, The University of Texas at Austin, 1975




Rob Reedy is the Managing Partner of Porter Hedges and a partner in the corporate practice group. He is involved in a wide variety of corporate, securities and merger/acquisition transactions. Rob’s practice focuses on public companies and emerging privately held entities that are building their business through acquisitions and financings such as public offerings and private equity transactions. In many cases, he coordinates all of the legal work for his clients as they build their businesses, acting as an advisor and “de facto” general counsel to them in that process.

Rob’s current clients include businesses involved in energy exploration, production, service and transmission, alternative and renewable energy, energy industry technology and manufacturing/distribution of a variety of products. Rob also represents several investment banking firms who specialize in public and private securities offerings and M&A transactions for companies in all phases of the energy industry. He has extensive experience in:

  • initial public offerings
  • secondary public offerings of equity and debt securities
  • mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of public and private entities
  • private equity fund acquisitions/divestitures
  • formation, structuring and financing of new ventures
  • joint venture and partnership formations and financings
  • venture capital transactions
  • leveraged recapitalizations
  • preparation of SEC filings of all types
  • executive employment agreements and compensation
  • corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
  • board and board committee issues

Rob has been recognized by Chambers USA as among the leading lawyers in Capital Markets: Debt & Equity, and he has been included in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of corporate law since 2009. IFLR1000 United States rated him "highly regarded" for M&A and Capital Markets: Debt/Equity in 2018. He has also been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers in Securities/Corporate Finance Law since 2003 and was named in Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition in the area of Securities and Corporate Finance in 2008.

Representative Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Representation of a wholesale maintenance supplier in its $512 million sale to a leading home improvement company.
  • Representation of the Special Committee of an exploration and production company in two shale acreage acquisition transactions with a combined value of more than $550 million.
  • Representation of a biomass gasification company in Chinese investment transactions.
  • Representation of a publicly held Texas retail energy provider in its sale to a utility company.
  • Representation of a closed-end investment fund in a sale to a large integrated financial institution.
  • Licensing, research and development and partnership agreements for biotechnology companies to in-license or out-license technology.

Capital Markets

  • Representation of underwriters of an exploration and production company's $240 million public offering.
  • Representation of underwriters of an exploration and production company's $250 million IPO focused on exploration, acquisition, and development of oil and natural gas resources in the Eagle Ford shale.
  • Representation of underwriters of an oil and gas company in two public offerings totaling over $200 million.
  • Representation of an exploration and production company in a $193 million Gulf of Mexico acquisition and a $200 million senior note offering.
  • Representation of a publicly traded energy exploration company in its recapitalization and subsequent sale, including private equity offerings, Rule 144A debt offering and new credit facilities.
  • Representation of a publicly held waste company in multiple public and private offerings and acquisitions, including a $1.5 billion acquisition of an industry competitor and related debt financings.
  • Representation of a biomass gasification company in its public offerings and private placements.
  • IPOs, secondary offerings and private placements for several Houston-based biotechnology companies.

Private Equity

  • Representation of a private equity investment firm in the acquisition of a leading industrial services company.
  • Representation of an oil and gas company in the acquisition of assets from a public oil and gas company for $800 million using private equity and bank financing.
  • Representation of an oil and gas company in the sale of Marcellus midstream assets to a private equity fund.
  • Representation of private equity sponsors in “buy and build” transactions.
  • Formation of new upstream and midstream energy companies funded by private equity sponsors.

Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated
  • American Bar Association, Section on Corporations, Banking and Business Law, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Business Law Section and Subcommittees on Investment Banking and Securities, Member
  • Alley Theatre, President of the Board (2009-2013), Chairman of the Board (2013-2016)