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B.B.A., with high honors, The University of Texas at Austin, 2004

M.P.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2004

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2009

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Texas

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Scott is a partner in our Energy section.  His practice focuses on a broad range of upstream and midstream energy transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and strategic partnership arrangements.

He has extensive experience negotiating purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, joint development and participation agreements, service agreements, and other energy-related documentation. Scott also advises clients on structuring matters and negotiates formation documentation, including limited liability company agreements and partnership agreements.  Prior to joining the firm, Scott practiced as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), giving him valuable insight into understanding the financial decisions made by his clients.

Representative Experience

Acquisitions and Divestitures

  • Represented various independent exploration and production companies in connection with the following:
    • a $2.5 billion acquisition of the membership interests of entities which owned oil, gas and pipeline assets in the Permian Basin
    • a $1.275 billion acquisition of Marcellus Shale oil and gas properties
    • a $790 million acquisition of Utica Shale oil and gas properties
    • a $480 million acquisition of Utica Shale oil and gas properties
    • a $475 million acquisition of Utica Shale oil and gas properties
    • a $440 million acquisition of oil and gas properties located in the Permian Basin
    • a $400 million divestiture of Utica Shale oil and gas properties
    • a $200 million divestiture of Bakken Shale oil and gas properties
    • a $195 million acquisition of oil and gas properties located in Oklahoma
    • a $130 million acquisition of oil and gas properties located in the Permian Basin
    • a $50 million divestiture of Bakken Shale oil and gas properties
    • a $45 million divestiture of pipeline assets located in Oklahoma
    • a $30 million divestiture of Eagle Ford oil and gas properties and pipeline assets
  • Represented multiple mineral and royalty companies in connection with the following:
    • a $340 million acquisition of a diverse set of mineral and royalty interests spread out over 20 states, including Texas, Oklahoma and North Dakota
    • a $125 million acquisition of mineral and royalty interests located in West Texas
    • a $110 million acquisition of mineral and royalty interests located in West Texas and New Mexico
    • a $100 million acquisition of STACK mineral and royalty interests
    • a $25 million acquisition of SCOOP and STACK mineral and royalty interests
  • Represented a newly formed private equity backed company in its acquisition of $160 million in Utica Shale oil and gas properties
  • Represented a publicly traded master limited partnership in its acquisition of pipeline assets located in East Texas from an independent exploration and production company
  • Represented an infrastructure investment firm in connection with its acquisition of gas storage facilities and oil and gas assets located in North Texas
  • Represented an international oil and gas exploration and production company in its multi-billion dollar acquisition of oil and gas assets 
  • Represented a group of investment companies in their sale of a natural gas fired power plant located in South Texas

Other Transactions and General Corporate

  • Represented a mineral and royalty company in its strategic relationship with an independent oil and gas company to jointly acquire mineral rights in the SCOOP and STACK oil and gas plays of Oklahoma
  • Represented a private exploration and production company in connection with corporate formation and structure matters
  • Represented a private oil and gas company in a pipeline joint venture
  • Represented a private equity fund in its joint venture involving a West Texas water transport company

Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member

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