Energy Finance

Practice Contacts

James W. McKellar
Wesley P. Williams
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Thompson & Knight helps financial institutions and businesses in the energy industry acquire and sell assets, provide and secure financing, and organize partnerships and joint ventures.  We combine our expertise in energy finance; partnership; corporate and securities laws; taxation; oil, gas, and mineral law; administrative and regulatory law; banking; land use and environmental; and international issues to give our clients the benefit of comprehensive industry counsel.

Thompson & Knight received national rankings for Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law in the 2016 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms," the preeminent listing of the nation’s top legal practices.  Furthermore, Thompson & Knight was named the “Law Firm of the Year” in Oil & Gas Law in the 2011/2012, 2013, and 2015 editions.


Our energy finance attorneys assist integrated multi-nationals and large and small independent oil and gas companies with oil and gas transactions and financings.  We work with our clients to buy and sell companies and producing and drilling properties, sell assets, establish credit facilities, make public offerings and private placements, and reorganize.  We also help producers and financial institutions form joint ventures, limited partnerships, and program or participation agreements.  In addition, our lawyers advise financial institutions on their energy industry financing transactions and purchases of production payments, net profits interests, preferred stock, common stock, convertible debentures, and other securities.