Skip to content


Hunter White focuses his practice on oil, gas, and energy transactions. Hunter has broad experience with acquisition and divestiture transactions involving oil and gas assets (domestic, foreign, and offshore) as well as oil and gas development transactions, master service agreements, drilling contracts, energy management agreements, farmout agreements, participation agreements, operating agreements, and commodity sales agreements. Hunter’s experience also includes (i) domestic and foreign asset and stock sales; (ii) the formation and structuring of partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, and strategic alliances; and (iii) structured energy finance transactions, including net profits interests, financing, and volumetric production payments. His practice also encompasses general corporate and business transactions.

Representative Matters

  • Representation of parties (buyers and sellers) in the acquisition and disposition of domestic oil and gas shale properties, producing properties, and midstream assets
  • Representation of parties (buyers and sellers) in the acquisition and disposition of foreign mineral interests (primarily involving interests in concession contracts and production sharing agreements)
  • Representation of parties (buyers and sellers) in the acquisition and disposition of equity interests in companies that own oil and gas, and other energy-related assets
  • Representation of parties (oilfield service companies and operators) in the negotiation of master service contracts and term drilling contracts
  • Representation of interested parties in connection with oil and gas exploration agreements, oil and gas development agreements, and farmout agreements
  • Representation of lenders and borrowers in structured energy finance (including net profits financing and similar arrangements)
  • Representation of clients in connection with oil and gas asset diligence and property review

Honors & Affiliations


  • The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Energy Law, Oil & Gas Law, Natural Resources Law), 2013-2021
  • Recognized Attorney, The Legal 500 United States by Legalese (Industry Focus: Energy: Transactions: Oil and Gas), 2016-2021
  • Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters (Energy & Natural Resources), 2016-2019
  • Who’s Who in Energy, Houston Business Journal, 2014
  • Houston’s Top Lawyers, H Texas magazine, 2015-2016


  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Advisory Board Member, Institute for Energy Law
  • Board of Directors, The Houston Law Review Alumni Association, 1999-present

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 1989, magna cum laude, University of Houston Law Center; The Houston Law Review, Editor-in-Chief; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barons
  • B.A., 1985, with high honors, The University of Texas at Austin; Phi Kappa Phi; Golden Key National Honor Society; Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society


  • Texas

Thompson & Knightis now part of
Holland & Knight

You are being redirected to
If you don’t get directed in the next 10 seconds, click here.