The Legal 500 Ranks Porter Hedges Among the Leading Firms in the Country for Oil & Gas and Construction in 2021

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The Legal 500 has once again recognized Porter Hedges among the nation's leading firms in its 2021 U.S. law firm rankings. The ranking recognized the firm’s oil and gas transactions practice, oil and gas litigation practice, and the construction practice.

Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas

Benefiting from 'excellent industry knowledge' and a nimble and cost-effective approach, Porter Hedges LLP is well positioned to advise a range of domestic stakeholders, including private and public E&P companies and oilfield services companies, on transactional work, as well as on ongoing operational matters and day-to-day commercial contracts. Led from Houston by Robert Thomas and Randy King, the firm is most visible in the upstream and midstream sectors, and has developed a particular niche advising on transactions involving produced water, as well as E&P work relating to unconventional resources, including domestic oil and gas shale plays. The firm is also well hedged in the market to pick up work arising from the downturn in oil prices by virtue of its strong restructuring capabilities in the sector.

Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas

Porter Hedges LLP's Houston-based team covers a broad range of matters in the oil and gas sector including royalty claims, leasehold matters, environmental cases and exploration disputes. Eugene Nettles is an experienced trial lawyer and heads the practice alongside Eric Wade.

Real Estate and Construction: Construction (including Construction Litigation)

The Houston-based construction group at Porter Hedges LLP represents its client base in a range of complex construction disputes, both in litigation and ADR. David Peden heads the practice and has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration of construction, insurance, surety and commercial matters. Also recommended is Allison Snyder, who is routinely involved in litigation and ADR between owners, contractors, design professionals and sureties; she also has experience drafting and negotiating contracts.

The Legal 500 is a series of guides to elite law firms worldwide with only about 300 law firms recommended. The Legal 500 series has been one of the largest legal referral guides for more than 30 years for commercial and private companies, corporate counsel, CEOs, and professional advisers. The publication interviews in-house counsel and lawyers globally to compile its annual guides.