Joe Lawlor

Managing Associate

Houston

Joe represents clients in the energy industry and focuses his practice on oil and gas and renewables transactions.

He assists clients with complex commercial transactions in the oil and gas and renewables industries. His experience includes upstream, midstream, and downstream acquisitions and divestitures and joint venture arrangements. He also assists clients in the development, repowering, sale and divestiture of wind and solar projects. He represents integrated oil and gas companies, global energy companies, private equity funds, and management teams in deals involving the purchase, sale and development of oil and gas assets and wind and solar projects.

  • M&A

    • Subsidiaries of NOVA Chemicals Corporation and Borealis AG in their Texas joint venture with Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, Inc. with respect to two existing polyethylene facilities, an under-construction ethane cracker and a development stage Borstar polyethylene facility.
    • A global energy company in the sale of an interest in a portfolio of distributed generation solar projects located in the continental United States and the formation of a joint venture to own and operate the same.
    • A global energy company in the sale of an interest in a wind farm located in Texas and the formation of a joint venture to own and operate the same.
    • An energy-focused private equity firm in the formation of a joint venture with a management team to invest in oil and gas interests in the San Juan basin and other producing areas in the United States, with aggregate commitments to fund up to $150 million.
    • An oil and gas company in the $400 million acquisition of a natural gas storage facility.
    • A large private equity fund in its investment in the development of Permian midstream oil and gas assets.
    • An energy-focused private equity fund in the $160 million acquisition of an interest in two refined products and crude oil storage and terminaling facilities in Washington and Maryland.
    • LINTEC Corporation, a manufacturer of adhesive-related products, in its $375 million acquisition of MACtac Americas.

     

    Development

    • A global energy company in the purchase of over 880 MW of wind turbine generators for wind projects in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and South Dakota.
    • A public utility company in the acquisition and repowering of two wind farms in Minnesota.
    • A large renewable energy company in the execution of a framework agreement with respect to the purchase of approximately 700 MW of wind turbine generators for wind projects in Washington, Texas, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

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