Oil & Gas / Energy Acquisitions and Divestitures
Our lawyers have represented clients in domestic oil and gas asset acquisitions and divestitures. Whether a deal involves a single lease, complex farmout or exploration agreement, or an entire integrated oil and gas company, McGinnis Lochridge offers comprehensive and strategic representation from inception of the deal through post closing issues. Our attorneys have represented buyers, sellers, investors, and financial advisors in transactions involving both proven and unproven oil and gas assets as well as midstream assets including existing pipelines and related facilities. Having represented both domestic and international companies, MLPs, lenders and investors, we understand that every client and every deal is unique.
We understand the complexities of oil and gas transactions, and take great care in understanding our clients’ goals. We add value throughout a transaction by assisting in structuring and negotiating the deal, performing due diligence, preparing all appropriate filings, providing ongoing legal advice to operations and management, issuing legal opinions, and working with our clients to resolve title defects and other potential or ongoing issues.
We routinely assist our clients in all phases of deals, including:
- Negotiating, structuring and reviewing transaction documents, such as letter of intent, confidentiality agreements, purchase and sale agreements, defect notices, defect responses, closing documents, transition agreements, and title curative;
- Ensuring that the deal structure, drafting and negotiation process, due diligence, environmental analysis, and closing and post closing issues are handled smoothly, with a focus on striking the most appropriate balance between our clients' business goals and desires to manage legal risks;
- Analyzing restrictions on assignability, such as preferential rights to purchase, consents to assign, maintenance of uniform interest, and area of mutual interest provisions, and developing strategies and solutions for mitigating any corresponding reduction in marketability, and obtaining appropriate consents and waivers.