Ephraim del Pozo’s practice focuses on energy finance and also includes a broad range of corporate transactions, including commercial lending and acquiring and disposing of energy-related assets and companies.

He regularly assists clients with onshore, offshore, upstream and mid-stream operations, including acquisition and divestiture of energy related assets; conventional and mezzanine energy financing and related secured transactions; commercial lending transactions; independent power project financing; project financing; reserve based lending; letter of credit facilities; hedging, derivative, swap and ISDA agreements; financing of mergers and acquisitions; syndicated bank revolving and term credit facilities; single bank revolving and term credit facilities; mezzanine and subordinated debt facilities; entity formation and governance agreements; and intercreditor arrangements in financing and hedging facilities.

Honors & Recognitions

Best Lawyers in America, Banking and Finance Law, 2015-2020

  • Best Lawyers in America

Credentials

Education

J.D., South Texas College of Law, magna cum laude, 1997

B.S., University of Houston, summa cum laude, 1993

Admissions

Texas

Experience

  • Buyers, sellers, commercial lenders (both national and foreign) and mezzanine lenders in oil and gas producer financings secured by producing oil and gas properties, pipeline infrastructures, and other midstream projects.
  • Oil and gas producing companies in acquiring and divesting onshore and offshore producing oil and gas properties.
  • Litigation support in royalty disputes involving Relinquishment Act leases and bankruptcy matters.
  • Negotiating and preparing pipeline easements, access agreements, operating agreements, abandonment fund agreements, gas purchase agreements, farmout agreements, and consulting agreements.
  • Commercial banks regarding production-based financings, including syndicated financings.
  • Commercial banks regarding asset-secured transactions, including companies involved in real estate development, commercial and municipal water well drilling operations, and barge transportation.
  • Energy-related companies in forming special purpose entities, including corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.
  • Lenders in project financing matters.
  • Independent producer in acquiring start-up financing.
  • Sand and gravel producer in negotiating and documenting long-term sand and gravel leases.

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Affiliations

State Bar of Texas, Member

Houston Bar Association, Member

Mexican American Bar Association - Houston, Director (former President)

Hispanic Bar Association, Member (former Director)