Sarah E. McLean

Sarah E. McLean

  • 713.217.2848
    832.397.8062
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    512.482.5039
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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    811 Main Street
    Suite 2500
    Houston, TX 77002-6129 USA
    713.217.2848
    832.397.8062
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Sarah McLean's practice focuses on corporate and commercial transactions with an emphasis on equity and debt financings and mergers and acquisitions, both nationally and internationally, with significant experience in oil and gas related transactions. In addition, her expertise includes limited partnership and limited liability company formation and structuring; compliance with the Hart Scott Rodino Act; and national security reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States under the Exon-Florio law.

Experience

  • Represented the equity sponsor of a midstream oil and gas company in connection with raising approximately $380 million in equity from institutional investors
  • Represented privately-held oil and gas exploration and production companies in connection with asset acquisitions totaling $600 million
  • Represented three privately owned oil and gas companies in the disposition to a foreign-owned oil and gas company of oil and gas assets and equity interests in a limited liability company holding midstream assets for $540 million cash
  • Represented a NYSE corporation in the acquisition of interests in a limited liability company holding oil and gas assets in Alabama for $210 million cash
  • Represented a buyer in connection with the purchase of oil and gas assets from a NYSE corporation for $140 million cash
  • Represented a seller in connection with the sale of assets in Texas and Oklahoma to a NYSE corporation for approximately $900 million in cash and stock
  • Represented foreign entities, including foreign government controlled entities, in connection with national security reviews of foreign acquisitions of U.S. oil and gas companies and assets conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in 144A debt offerings totaling $800 million
  • Represented sellers in connection with the sale of interests of a limited partnership holding South Texas oil and gas assets to a subsidiary of a NYSE corporation for approximately $245 million cash
  • Represented an oil field services company in a $300 million underwritten offering of its common stock
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration and production company in a $725 million underwritten debt offering
  • Represented a seller in connection with the sale of a corporation holding Denver-Julesburg basin oil and gas assets to a subsidiary of a NYSE corporation for approximately $411 million cash
  • Represented the purchaser in a cross-border acquisition of a gas-fired electric generating facility for approximately $189 million
  • Represented a seller in connection with the sale of a limited liability company holding Permian Basin oil and gas assets to a subsidiary of an NYSE corporation for approximately $116.5 million cash
  • Represented a seller in connection with the sale of oil and gas assets and related facilities to a division of an NYSE corporation for approximately $140 million cash
  • Represented the sellers in connection with the sale of a privately held limited liability company owning an interest in a gas plant to a NYSE corporation for approximately $68.5 million cash

Distinctions/Honors

  • “Recommended Attorney,” The Legal 500 US by Legalese (Industry Focus: Energy Transactions - Oil and Gas); 2017

  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy & Natural Resources); 2004-2014

Activities (Memberships/Affiliations)

  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, State Bar of Texas