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Shelley A. Barber

Shelley A. Barber Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Shelley has extensive experience in capital markets and securities offerings, merger and acquisition transactions, and general corporate matters, with a particular emphasis on the energy industry. 

In the capital markets area, she represents issuers and investment banking firms in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings (IPOs), follow-on and secondary public offerings, private offerings, and PIPE offerings. Related to mergers and acquisitions, she represents clients in public company mergers, negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, spin-off transactions, and corporate reorganizations.

Shelley regularly advises clients on corporate governance matters and general corporate law matters, including compliance with the federal securities laws, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002-related corporate governance and compliance matters, and compliance with the NYSE and NASDAQ rules.

Experience Highlights

  • Breitburn Energy Partners LP in its private and public offerings of equity and debt securities and acquisition transactions, including a $1 billion strategic investment by EIG Global Energy Partners, its acquisition of oil and gas assets from NiMin Energy Corp., a Canadian public company, and its $860 million acquisition of upstream and midstream assets in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas from Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation
  • Encana Corporation in its $7.1 billion acquisition of Athlon Energy
  • Forest Oil Corporation in the $195 million initial public offering of common units of Lone Pine Resources, Inc., and the subsequent spin-off of the company
  • Underwriters to Pattern Energy Group Inc. in its $382 million initial public offering of common stock and its $596 million secondary offering of common stock
  • Stone Energy Corporation in its private and public offerings of equity and debt securities, and merger and acquisition transactions

Contact Details

New York

T +1.212.237.0022
F +1.917.849.5353
sbarber@velaw.com
666 Fifth Avenue
26th Floor
New York, NY 10103-0040
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Shelley's Practices

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1990 (awarded the Wilson W. Herndon Memorial Award in Antitrust Law)
  • University of Virginia, B.A., History, 1986
  • Admitted to practice: New York; Texas
  • Member: American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Houston Bar Association