Zack Tavlin



Zack Tavlin is an Associate based in the Houston office. Zack's practice focuses on environmental aspects of transactions, including due diligence, regulatory compliance and permit transfers. Zack’s practice includes experience with a variety of power generation and infrastructure projects, as well as a variety of other commercial transactions.

He has experience negotiating environmental provisions in purchase, sale, merger and credit agreements; leading and preparing for management, lender, and underwriter calls; and managing the retention and review of consultants and local counsel.

Zack can also guide clients through evaluating environmental justice considerations and risk factors associates with project sites.

Prior to joining Orrick, Zack was an environmental associate at a global law firm.

  • Energy & Infrastructure

    • A petroleum company in its pending $6 billion merger of equals with a Houston-based petroleum company.
    • A portfolio company of an American global investment company in its entry into a new first lien reserve based credit facility.
    • Spring Valley Acquisition Corp, a special purpose acquisition company, in its $1.9 billion business combination with NuScale Power.
    • An American global private equity firm in its sale of its interest in solar company to an independent global asset management firm.
    • An investment fund focused on energy in the formation of an up to $550 million drilling partnership with an independent natural gas and oil company.
    • An American global investment company in the $15 billion all-cash acquisition of a Texas-based data center company.
    • A private equity firm in its $5.3 billion acquisition of an energy-from-waste and industrial waste management services company.

    Commercial Transactions

    • An American investment firm in its $1.2 billion sale of its portfolio company to a global IT company specializing in hardware and software digital reality.
    • An American private equity firm in its $150 million acquisition of a cloud-based workplace management software.
    • A private equity firm in its acquisition of a US premium wine company from an American corporation.
    • A portfolio company of a leading private equity firm based in Chicago, in its $2.9 billion sale of its industrial pumps and tubing manufacturer to a Pennsylvania-based chemicals and materials company.