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Dario Mendoza

Dario Mendoza Counsel, Executive Compensation & Benefits

Dario’s practice focuses primarily on a wide range of executive compensation and benefits matters. His practice involves designing, drafting, negotiating, implementing, and administering a broad variety of executive compensation and benefits arrangements, including executive employment agreements, severance agreements, change of control plans and deferred compensation arrangements, as well as equity-based compensation vehicles and incentive arrangements. He also advises clients on applicable tax, securities, corporate governance and disclosure implications relating to the foregoing, including but not limited to performance-based compensation requirements, golden parachute payments and Section 409A deferred compensation. 

Dario also advises public and private companies on compensation and benefits issues that arise in mergers, acquisitions, sales, joint ventures, initial public offerings, private offerings, restructurings and a wide range of other transactions, domestic and international. He has represented new and existing publicly-traded corporations, partnerships (including master limited partnerships) and real estate investment trusts (REITs), privately-held companies, private equity funds and portfolio companies, boards of directors, compensation committees, management teams and individual executives.

The following is a list of representative matters in which Dario has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • Brigham Minerals, Inc. in its $261 million initial public offering of Class A common stock utilizing an Up-C structure
  • RSP Permian in its $9.5 billion sale to Concho Resources, creating the largest unconventional shale producer in the Permian Basin
  • Focus Financial Partners Inc. in its $615 million initial public offering of common stock utilizing an Up-C structure
  • Quintana Energy Services Inc. in its $96 million initial public offering of common stock
  • CYS Investments, an agency mortgage REIT, in its merger with Two Harbors Investment Corp., a leading hybrid mortgage REIT

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Select Energy Services, an affiliate of Crestview Partners, in its $1.3 billion merger with Rockwater Energy Solutions
  • Rockpile Energy Holdings, a portfolio company of White Deer Energy, in the $284.5 million sale of RockPile Energy Services to Keane Group
  • AltaGas in the $6.4 billion acquisition of WGL Holdings, owner of a regulated natural gas utility, a midstream franchise and non-regulated contracted power and energy marketing businesses throughout the United States
  • Sunoco Logistics Partners LP in its $20 billion merger with Energy Transfer Partners in a unit-for-unit transaction
  • Brigham Resources in the $2.55 billion cash and stock sale of all of its leasehold interests and related assets to Diamondback Energy
  • C&J Energy Services in its $2.86 billion merger with Nabors’ completion and production business to create a leading diversified completion and production services provider
  • Eagle Rock Energy Partners in its $614 million merger with Vanguard Natural Resources 
  • Eagle Rock Energy Partners in the $1.325 billion contribution of its midstream business to Regency Energy Partners

Initial Public Offerings

  • Ranger Energy Services, Inc. in its $85 million initial public offering of common stock 
  • Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc. in its $121 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Select Energy Services, Inc. in its $122 million initial public offering of common stock
  • WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in its $447 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Global Medical REIT Inc. in its $150 million initial public offering of common stock
  • ARC Logistics Partners LP, an MLP with crude oil and refined products terminalling assets, in its $129 million initial public offering of common units
  • Hi-Crush Partners LP in its $220 million initial public offering of common units

Private Equity

  • Riverstone Holdings in the $3.75 billion acquisition by its portfolio company, Fieldwood Energy LLC, of Apache Corp.’s assets in the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico
  • TPG Capital in connection with all aspects of executive compensation in the $979 million acquisition of Ashland Inc.’s global chemical distribution business
  • The Carlyle Group in a joint venture with Sunoco to own and operate a Philadelphia refinery, the oldest continuously operating refinery on the U.S. east coast


Contact Details

Dallas

T +1.214.220.7796
F +1.214.999.7825
dmendoza@velaw.com
Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, TX 75201
Local time: 3:16 AM
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Dario's Practices

  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2010
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Government and Psychology with high honors, 2006
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
    • Member: American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dallas Hispanic Bar Association