Energy Lending

Winstead’s energy finance attorneys have represented money-center, regional and community banks and borrowers in energy debt financing transactions in all sectors of the energy industry.  Transactions throughout the U.S., Canada, offshore Gulf of Mexico and Native American reservations lands include reserve-based loans and related title due diligence, midstream financings and related analysis of pipeline marketing and transportation agreements, refinery project financing, oilfield services financing, onshore and offshore drilling rig financing, and the acquisition, construction and operation of marine vessels.

Our work includes oil and gas pipeline tariff, contract and regulatory matters, including handling matters before the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

We frequently conduct training sessions on all aspects of oil and gas finance for the energy departments of money-center and regional banks.  Winstead is an active member of the Loan Syndications and Trading Association, and a number of our finance attorneys are licensed in New York, which is the jurisdiction of choice in large syndicated lending transactions.

Snapshot of Energy Lending Strengths

Lenders and borrowers in the energy lending sector make Winstead their first choice for their most complicated and precise finance needs.  Due to our long history of developing energy industry financing acumen, our attorneys are immediately positioned to help you achieve your energy finance goals.  Particular strengths include:

  • Credit agreements secured by producing oil and gas properties
  • Analysis of energy-related leases for collateral
  • Refined hydrocarbon product liens
  • Energy lending for lenders and borrowers
  • Energy company classifications and regulations
  • Regulatory financing hurdles

Next Steps

Winstead’s energy lending team understands the lenders, borrowers and high stakes involved in this dynamic and challenging sector.  We will make it our business to know your organization and goals inside and out. Speak with our energy finance team about your next transaction to find out why our energy clients hire us again and again.

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