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Experience

Alan Baden focuses his practice on corporate finance, private equity, master limited partnerships, and mergers and acquisition transactions. He represents U.S. and non-U.S. public and private companies and underwriters, with 40 years of experience in the energy industry. Alan represents clients engaged in exploration and production as well as those in the service and pipeline sectors of the energy business. His practice includes public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance (including representation of boards of directors and special committees), public company reporting, public and private offerings (including international and domestic Rule 144A financings), private equity investments, and other M&A and capital markets activities.

Representative Matters

  • $1.2 billion gas gathering joint venture
  • $1.8 billion merger of two domestic exploration and production companies
  • $350 million acquisition of sponsor’s interest in a master limited partnership and reorganization of the partnership
  • $1.5 billion merger of two domestic exploration and production companies
  • $1.4 billion asset acquisition of oil and gas properties
  • $2 billion spinoff of offshore Gulf of Mexico assets and subsequent merger of an exploration and production company
  • $1 billion merger of two domestic exploration and production companies
  • $168 million initial public offering of master limited partnership interests for owner of oil pipelines
  • $111 million initial public offering of master limited partnership interests for owner of oil and gas properties
  • $108 million initial public offering of master limited partnership interests for refined products wholesaler in the Northeast
  • $750 million combined debt and equity offering for large crude oil gathering and marketing company
  • More than $1.2 billion of PIPE offerings of units in master limited partnerships
  • More than $4 billion of other public equity offerings as issuer or underwriters counsel
  • More than $4 billion of other Rule 144A debt offerings as issuer or underwriters counsel

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • Chambers USA by Chambers and Partners (Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)), 2009-2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Corporate Law), 2008-2019
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Securities & Corporate Finance), 2006-2007, 2009-2018
  • Recommended Attorney, The Legal 500 US by Legalease (M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A – Middle-Market (Sub-$500m)), 2015

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Member, Sate Bar of Texas; Past Chair, Securities Law Committee; Former Member, Council, Business Law Section Council
  • Member, American Bar Association; Member and Past Chair, State Regulation of Securities Committee; Member, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee and Legal Opinions Committee
  • Advisory Board, UTHealth McGovern Medical School
  • Advisory Board, UTHealth Institute of Molecular Medicine

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 1973, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • B.S., 1970, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Admissions

  • Texas
  • New York
  • Ohio (Inactive)