Porter Hedges Elects Four Partners for 2018

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Porter Hedges announced today that David Martin (Real Estate), Sean McChristian (Construction), Scott Muehlberger (Energy Transactions), and David Salton (Litigation) have been elected as partners effective January 1, 2018.

“Welcoming David, Sean, Scott, and David to the partnership is a special moment for our firm.  We are proud of their accomplishments and excited about their future at Porter Hedges,” said Managing Partner Rob Reedy.

David Martin (Real Estate)
David is a partner in the Real Estate section.  He represents developers, lenders, borrowers, and other individuals and entities in all areas of real estate and real estate finance, including acquisitions and divestitures, leasing matters, joint venture agreements, entity formation and structuring matters, and construction contract documentation.  His finance experience includes counseling lenders in permanent, bridge and construction financings and representing borrowers in permanent, agency, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) and mezzanine loans and in structuring and negotiating preferred equity investments.  He also has significant experience advising investors and developers in the multi-family space.  David received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law and his B.S.E.C.E. from Baylor University.

Sean McChristian (Construction)
Sean is a partner in the Construction section.  He represents contractors, subcontractors, owners, suppliers, sureties, and design professionals in all types of construction-related disputes, including delay, acceleration, impact, and inefficiency claims, defective plans and specifications claims, construction defect claims, wrongful termination claims, cost overrun and extra work claims, and bond and lien claims. He received his J.D., cum laude, from South Texas College of Law and his B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin.

Scott Muehlberger (Energy Transactions)
Scott is a partner in the 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, and other energy-related documentation. Scott also advises clients on formation and structuring matters, limited liability company agreements and partnership agreements. Prior to joining the firm, Scott practiced as a Certified Public Accountant after earning a Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters in Professional Accounting from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.

David Salton (Litigation)
David is a partner in the Litigation section. His practice focuses on representation of owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and other commercial entities in construction, government contracts, oil and gas, trademark infringement, and other commercial disputes. He also has extensive experience representing clients in international and domestic arbitrations throughout the world including before the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).  David received his J.D., cum laude, from South Texas College of Law and his B.S. from Tulane University.