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Experience

Frankie Shulkin represents clients in a wide range of corporate and securities matters, including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. His capital markets experience includes the representation of both issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings as well as public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. Frankie’s practice also focuses on special committee advisory work, including the representation of special committees and conflicts committees in connection with various dropdown acquisitions.

Frankie also has in-house experience through a client secondment at an international investment bank, where he served as legal counsel for all equity capital markets transactions and equity private placements and provided general corporate and mergers and acquisitions support across the bank.

  • Represented CrownRock Holdings, L.P. in connection with its $475 million perpetual preferred equity investment by Magnetar Capital and EIG Global Energy Partners
  • Represented private equity sponsor in the formation of a Houston-based mineral rights acquisition company, including a $100 million initial equity commitment
  • Represented Breitburn Energy Partners LP in connection with a $1 billion private preferred unit and notes offering
  • Represented Ridgewood Energy Corporation in its formation of Ridgewood Energy Oil & Gas Fund III, with total capital commitments of more than $1.9 billion to be invested in the exploration and production of oil in deepwater Gulf of Mexico
  • Represented Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. in connection with a $640 million investment by Brookfield Business Partners L.P. and related transitional matters
  • Represented Navigator Holdings Ltd. in connection with its joint venture with Enterprise Products Partners LP to build an ethylene export facility
  • Represented Viper Energy Partners LP, the first U.S.-listed company dedicated to acquiring mineral rights tied to production, in its $130 million initial public offering
  • Represented Arc Logistics Partners LP in its $114 million initial public offering
  • Represented underwriters in connection with Unitil Corporation’s $31.7 million public equity offering
  • Represented Cloud Peak Energy Inc. in connection with its $68.8 million public equity offering
  • Represented underwriters in connection with Pattern Energy Group Inc.’s $239 million public equity offering
  • Represented Breitburn Energy Partners LP in connection with its $260 million public equity offering
  • Represented CrossAmerica Partners LP (formerly Lehigh Gas Partners LP) in connection with its $122 million public equity offering
  • Represented Stone Energy Corporation in connection with its $205 million public equity offering
  • Represented Asta Funding, Inc. in connection with its $55 million self-tender offer to repurchase up to 5,314,009 shares of its common stock, pursuant to the Settlement Agreement with activist investor
  • Represented Cloud Peak Energy Inc. in connection with its $380 million Exchange Offers and Related Issuance of New Secured Second Lien Notes
  • Represented CrownRock, L.P. in connection with its $350 million private debt offering
  • Represented initial purchasers in connection with Teekay Corporation’s $200 million private debt offering
  • Served as U.S. counsel to Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. in connection with its $250 million private debt offering
  • Represented Cloud Peak Energy Inc. in connection with its $200 million public debt offering
  • Represented Breitburn Energy Partners LP in connection with its $400 million public debt offering
  • Represented Stone Energy Corporation in connection with its $489.2 million public debt offering
  • Represented Breitburn Energy Partners LP in connection with its $175 million preferred unit public offering
  • Represented underwriters in connection with Pattern Energy Group Inc.’s $200 million continuous equity distribution program
  • Advised Conflicts Committee of PBF Logistics LP in connection with its $82 million acquisition of the Paulsboro interstate natural gas pipeline and the east tank farm at the Chalmette refinery
  • Advised Conflicts Committee of PBF Logistics LP in connection with its $175 million acquisition of a 50% interest in the Torrance Valley Pipeline Company LLC from PBF Energy Inc.
  • Advised Conflicts Committee of Green Plains Partners LP in connection with its $90 million acquisition of storage assets of ethanol production facilities from Green Plains Inc.
  • Advised Conflicts Committee of Green Plains Partners LP in connection with its $62 million acquisition of storage and transportation assets of ethanol production facilities from Green Plains Inc.

Prior Employment

  • Committee Clerk for Senator John Cornyn, United States Senate Judiciary Committee, 2011
  • Aide to Ambassador Faida Mitifu, Democratic Republic of Congo Embassy, 2009-2010

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 2013, The University of Texas School of Law
  • B.A., Liberal Arts Honors and English, 2009, The University of Texas at Austin, Phi Beta Kappa; Student Body Vice President, 2008-2009

Admissions

  • New York
  • Texas, pending