Matt Lea is a member of Winstead’s Finance & Lending Practice Group. He has experience representing lenders and borrowers in a wide variety of conventional and mezzanine energy financing and related secured transactions, including reserve-based lending and revolving and term credit facilities. Matt advises clients regarding derivatives transactions and Dodd-Frank Act compliance. He is also experienced with negotiating, drafting and assisting in-house counsel with intercreditor agreements, hedging agreements (including ISDA Master Agreements and NAESBs), netting agreements, guarantees, and trade confirmations. In addition, Matt provides counsel to clients regarding Dodd-Frank compliance issues relating to swaps, including the ISDA Dodd-Frank Protocols.
Matt also has experience with other types of energy-related transactions such as acquisitions and divestitures and the preparation and negotiation of oil and gas leases, seismic permits, operating agreements, participations agreements, asset acquisition agreements, easement agreements and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management qualifications and operating right and record title assignments.