Brian’s practice focuses on syndicated and structured/mezzanine financings, and preferred equity investments, primarily in the energy space. He has worked on numerous bank financings, mezzanine and structured financings, preferred equity investments, and convertible debt. Brian represents mezzanine funds, publicly and privately held corporate borrowers and issuers, private equity funds, and commercial banks. His energy industry focus includes numerous matters involving oil and gas exploration and production, oilfield services, refining, distribution, storage and transportation, and retail. Brian is Vinson & Elkins' co-head of the Finance practice group.