Adam Nalley represents public and private companies in corporate and securities matters, including equity and debt capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, private equity investments, corporate governance, and general corporate and commercial matters.

Adam represents clients across a range of industries, including the energy (upstream, midstream and downstream), oilfield services, clean tech, death care services and manufacturing industries. He also represents investment banking firms, investors and issuers in capital market transactions.

Honors & Recognitions

Texas Rising Stars, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014-2020

Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member



J.D., University of Houston Law Center, cum laude, 2009

Order of the Barons
Houston Law Review, Notes and Comments Editor

B.A., Texas A&M University, History and International Studies, magna cum laude, 2003




Adam’s representations have included the following:

Recent Highlights

  • An NYSE-listed diversified energy company in multiple transactions, including its $45 million acquisition of select refining assets in Hawaii, its financing of its $358 million acquisition of a refinery and logistics business in the Pacific Northwest, its $300 million senior secured notes offering, its common stock rights offerings totaling $100 million, its $115 million convertible senior notes offering, and its $74.8 million registered direct offering of common stock.
  • An NYSE-listed death care services company in its offering of $325 million of senior notes and in its exchange of approximately $115 million of its convertible senior notes for common stock and cash.
  • A private equity firm in its majority investment in a construction services company.
  • A seller regarding the sale of its Texas-based frac valves business to a private equity fund for $30 million.
  • An NYSE-listed exploration and production company in a private placement and exchange offer of $200 million of senior notes.
  • A seller regarding the sale of an IT services business to a private equity investor.

Additional Experience

  • An NYSE-listed exploration and production company in a $200 million senior note offering.
  • A private equity investor in recapitalizing and acquiring several oilfield services companies.
  • The special committee of the board of directors in a going-private transaction.
  • Cameron International Corporation (NYSE: CAM) in the stock acquisition of LeTourneau Technologies Drilling Systems, Inc. from Joy Global (NYSE: JOY) in a transaction valued at $375 million.
  • Underwriters of an exploration and production company's $250 million IPO focused on exploring, acquiring, and developing oil and natural gas resources in the Eagle Ford shale.
  • An NYSE- and Amex-listed international offshore drilling company in Rule 144A note offering of $1 billion, and subsequent tack-on offering of $225 million.
  • Underwriters in IPOs and follow-on public offerings of equity securities by companies in the energy industry.
  • Private equity firms in portfolio company investments, acquisitions and dispositions.
  • An NYSE oilfield services company in an internal reorganization of its domestic and international subsidiaries.
  • Forming and capitalizing of new business entities.
  • Negotiating joint ventures, stockholder agreements and limited liability company agreements.
  • Preparing and reviewing commercial agreements.
  • Acquisitions by both publicly and privately held companies in various industries.
  • Publicly held companies in general representations regarding corporate governance and SEC reporting and compliance.



Media Mentions


State Bar of Texas, Member

Houston Bar Association, Member

Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member