The energy lawyers of Jones Walker represent Fortune 100 and other energy industry clients in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, from business formations (including corporations, limited partnerships and master limited partnerships), to debt, equity, and project financing, to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and other strategic alliances, as well as in major asset and real estate purchases.
Our M&A team has helped negotiate and close numerous domestic and international energy industry deals ranging in value from the hundreds of millions of dollars to more than $1.1 billion, including the acquisition of natural gas storage facilities, multiple retail facilities, and processing and refining facilities. Among recent projects, we have negotiated fee and servitude acquisitions in connection with pipelines, interconnect facilities, and metering and compressor sites, and review and render title opinions in conjunction with mineral lease acquisitions, ground leases, and acquisitions of pipeline rights-of-way. We also help negotiate coal supply, power purchase, and other significant agreements.
One of our firm's greatest strengths is our commitment to providing coordinated, cross-disciplinary counsel on large-scale matters that involve a range of specific legal disciplines. For example, our tax lawyers advise our energy clients on issues that arise in corporate acquisitions, including federal and state tax liabilities and controversies involving sales and use, franchise, corporate, and property taxes. Our real estate and finance lawyers provide coordinated counsel on all aspects of energy and mining project development, including financing, construction, vendor contracts, and title insurance for a range of oil, gas, electric, and other facilities, and in relation to port, aircraft, and other infrastructure assets.