G. Michael O'Leary

experienced

"Enjoys a stellar reputation in the energy space and is especially well known for his work for MLP and energy and oilfield services clients." Chambers and Partners 2014

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600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4360
F: +1.713.238.7130
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G. Michael O'Leary

Partner

Houston Office
600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.4360
F: +1.713.238.7130

Mike is a member of the Policy Committee and co-chair of the Corporate/Securities practice.

Mike has an extensive corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions practice with particular emphasis on representation of issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities; representation of buyers, sellers and special committees in mergers and acquisitions (domestic and foreign) and of private equity firms' investments in energy and energy infrastructure; redemptions and exchanges of corporate debt; negotiating complex partnerships and joint ventures; structuring spin-offs and "going private" transactions; and corporate governance. The clients Mike represents include some of the largest and best-known names in the energy business. He has a significant reputation in master limited partnerships, energy and oilfield services, energy infrastructure, private equity investments, pipeline company transactions, royalty trusts and forest products companies.

Representative Experience

  • Counsel to placement agents for the commencement of an at-the-market equity program by Kinder Morgan Inc.
  • Counsel to ONEOK Partners, L.P. in its acquisition of natural gas liquids pipelines and related assets from affiliates of Chevron Corporation.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in a $6 billion public offering of senior notes by Kinder Morgan, Inc.
  • Counsel to the Conflicts Committee of Crestwood Equity Partners LP ("CEQP") in CEQP's sale of 100% of its membership interest in Tres Palacios Gas Storage LLC to a joint venture between Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and Brookfield Infrastructure Group.
  • Counsel to Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC in its primary offering of common shares.
  • Underwriters counsel on the Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP IPO.
  • Underwriters counsel on the Dominion Midstream Partners, LP IPO.
  • Issuer’s counsel in the Noble Energy Inc. (a 50/50 owner of CONE Midstream LP) and CONE Midstream Partners LP IPO.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in Genesis Energy, L.P.'s follow-on equity offering.
  • Counsel to GSO Capital, a preferred equity owner of Crosstex Energy Partners, in the business combination of Crosstex Energy Inc. with Devon Energy Corporation and the contribution of Devon's midstream assets with Crosstex Energy Partners.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.'s public offering of $1.2 billion of senior unsecured notes.
  • Counsel to Regency Energy Partners in its acquisition of Eagle Rock Energy Partners L.P.'s midstream assets.
  • Counsel to the conflicts committee of QEP Midstream Partners, LP in the acquisition of 40% of Green River Processing, LLC QEP Resources.
  • Counsel to the initial purchasers in Chesapeake Oilfield Operating, L.L.C.'s (CKA Seventy Seven Energy Inc.) offering of $500 million of 6.5% Senior Notes.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in the offering of $350 million of 5.625% Senior Notes of Genesis Energy, L.P.
  • Counsel to El Paso Pipeline Partners Operating Company, L.L.C. in its issuance of $600 million of Senior Notes.
  • Counsel to El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. for its acquisition of Kinder Morgan, Inc.'s interests in Ruby Pipeline, Gulf LNG and Young Gas Storage.
  • Counsel to El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. in its follow-on offering of common units.
  • Counsel to Zenergy, Inc. in connection with its partnership with Apollo Global Management, LLC for the formation of Zenergy, LLC.
  • Counsel to GSO as selling unitholders in the sale of common units of EnLink Midstream Partners, LP.
  • Counsel to Evercore Partners, the financial advisor to the conflicts committee of Phillips 66 Partners, in Phillips 66's dropdown of certain assets.
  • Counsel to American Energy - Woodford, LLC in the raising of $500 million in equity commitments.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in connection with the offering of common units in Kinder Morgan Energy, L.P.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.'s issuance of $1.5 billion senior unsecured notes.
  • Counsel to Regency Energy Partners in its acquisition of Hoover Energy Partners LP's midstream assets.
  • Counsel to FourPoint Energy, LLC in its acquisition of oil and gas properties and midstream assets from affiliates of EnerVest, Ltd., and in the Joint Development Agreement and Area of Mutual Interest Agreement to own, operate and develop oil and gas properties in the Western Anadarko Basin with EnerVest, Ltd. Further, represented FourPoint Energy, LLC in a $1 billion equity and debt financing, and a $250 million senior secured credit facility.
  • Counsel to a private company in an approximately $500 million equity commitment an E&P vehicle.
  • Counsel to Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC in its IPO.
  • Counsel to the Conflicts Committee of Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. in its merger with Pioneer Natural Resources Company.
  • Counsel to NGL Energy Partners in Private Placement of Publicly Traded Common Units.
  • Counsel to NGL Energy Partners LP in the financing of Gavilon, LLC.
  • Counsel to the initial purchasers in a 144A Private Placement of $1.5 billion Senior Notes.
  • Counsel to NGL Energy Partners LP in the issuance of Senior Notes.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in an initial public offering of common units representing limited partner interests.
  • Counsel to Evercore Partners in the merger of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and Inergy Midstream, L.P.
  • Counsel to American Energy Partners, LP and its affiliates in the formation of American Energy – Utica, LLC and American Energy Ohio-Holdings LLC.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.'s issuance of several series of Senior Notes.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in a follow-on offering by Genesis Energy, L.P.
  • Counsel to Integrated Electrical Services, Inc., in its acquisition of all outstanding common stock of MISCOR Group, Ltd.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in a follow-on offering of common stock by Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in a follow-on offering of common stock by Triangle Petroleum Corporation.
  • Counsel to Constellation Energy Partners LLC in its acquisition of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids assets Sanchez Energy Partners I, LP.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in connection with the issuance and sale by Kinder Morgan Energy, Partners, L.P. of Senior Notes.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in connection with Phillips 66 Partners LP's IPO.
  • Counsel to Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. in its sale of Southern Union Gathering Company (jointly owned with Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.) to Regency Energy Partners LP.
  • Counsel to American Midstream Partners for the issuance of $90 million of Series A convertible preferred units to a portfolio company of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC.
  • Counsel to El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. in an at-the-market program.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in connection with the public offering by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (the Partnership) of $1.0 billion of Senior Notes.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in connection with the offering of 4,600,000 (4,000,000 firm units and 600,000 option units) common units of Kinder Morgan Energy, L.P.
  • Counsel to placement agent in an equity distribution program for Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP).
  • Counsel to the underwriters in Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.'s issuance of $1.25 billion of Senior Notes.
  • Counsel to Rose Rock Midstream, L.P. in its private placement of an indirect interest in White Cliffs Pipeline.
  • Counsel to Hilcorp Energy in the acquisition by General Electric and other investors of a 75% joint venture interest in Harvest's south Texas crude oil and condensate gathering and transportation pipeline system.
  • Counsel to First Reserve Corporation in Crestwood Midstream Partners LP's purchase of the remaining interest in Crestwood Marcellus Midstream LLC.
  • Counsel to El Paso Pipeline Partners Operating Company, L.L.C. in its issuance of senior notes.
  • Counsel to the underwriters in connection with MPLX LP's IPO.
  • Counsel to Energy Transfer Partners, LP in connection with the sale of ETC Canyon Pipeline, LLC to Summit Midstream Partners, LLC. ETC Canyon gathers and processes natural gas in the Piceance and Uinta Basins in Colorado and Utah, mainly under long-term, fee-based agreements.

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