Our Houston office, which opened its doors in 2012 and celebrates 10 years of success in 2022, is anchored by partners who have practiced for decades in the city. With 85+ lawyers, we have grown into one of the larger corporate practices in Houston by providing top-notch services to the energy industry, financial institutions, private equity funds, and other regional, national, and international clients. Our office also draws upon the strength of the broader firm, aligning with many of Sidley’s core practice areas to achieve results for clients on their most complex transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters.
Sidley’s geographic reach has further enhanced the firm’s service to energy-based clients, both in the United States and worldwide, as well as presented opportunities to assist clients across many of Sidley’s other existing practice areas. This includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity, finance, capital markets, securities and corporate governance, energy regulatory, project finance, environmental, international trade, transportation and aviation, and litigation.
Harnessing our reserve of talent, we work together seamlessly to serve clients in the energy industry — one of the key focuses for the firm in Houston —assisting in both the upstream and midstream/downstream sectors. Our team has a formidable reserve of knowledge and experience in the energy market, including co-generation and other traditional power projects, LNG terminals, pipelines, refining and chemicals, power generation drilling rigs, seismic vessels, and other energy and infrastructure projects. We have also assisted clients with renewable energy projects, including those in the areas of wind, solar, geothermal, nuclear, biofuels, biomass, and waste energy.
The diversified experience of transactional, regulatory, and litigation practices in the Houston office mirrors the firm’s overall combination of multiple legal disciplines. Our transactional lawyers have global experience in syndicated lending transactions, including energy financings, master limited partnership (MLP) financings, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, public offerings, structured financings, shelf take-down project financings, reorganizations, multi-currency financings, and highly leveraged transactions.
Our lawyers practice before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, state regulatory commissions, federal and state appellate and lower courts, as well as the U.S. Departments of Transportation, Energy, and State. Our litigation lawyers have broad experience in prosecution and defense of energy, securities, and professional liability litigation in both federal and state courts. We also have particular experience with litigation and dispute resolution, often representing entities from Mexico and other Latin American countries in litigation matters throughout the United States.