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Michael Telle

Michael Telle Partner, Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Michael Telle has an extensive corporate and securities law practice that emphasizes capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, and corporate governance matters. Mike has particular experience advising clients in the energy industry, including exploration and production companies, midstream companies (including master limited partnerships or MLPs), and oilfield service companies.

He regularly counsels clients in initial public offerings, public and 144A offerings of debt and equity securities, tender offers, and exchange offers. Mike also advises clients on M&A transactions, and private acquisitions and dispositions. 

Experience Highlights

  • C&J Energy Services, Inc. in its $262 million public offering of common stock 
  • WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in its $447 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Underwriters to EQT GP Holdings, LP in its $714 million initial public offering of common units by a selling securityholder
  • Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust in its $380 million initial public offering of trust units
  • Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. in its $351 million initial public offering of common units
  • W-H Energy Services Inc. in its $165 million initial public offering of common stock
  • Mike has represented the issuer or the underwriters in capital markets transactions for a wide variety of issuers including American Midstream Partners, L.P.; Chesapeake Energy Corporation; Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P.; Chesapeake Oilfield Operating, L.L.C.; Civeo Corporation; ConocoPhillips; Energen Corporation; Enterprise Products Partners, L.P.; EQT Midstream Partners, L.P.; Helmerich & Payne, Inc.; Key Energy Services, Inc.; Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.; Nabors Industries Ltd.; Newfield Exploration Company; NGL Energy Partners, L.P.; Southwestern Energy Company; Spectra Energy Partners, L.P.; TEPPCO Partners, L.P.; and Waste Management Inc.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Enbridge Energy Partners in the $170.2 million acquisition of all of the publicly held common units of Midcoast Energy Partners by Enbridge Energy Company (pending)
  • Sunoco Logistics Partners, L.P. in the formation of Permian Express Partners, a strategic joint venture with ExxonMobil to combine certain of their key crude oil logistics assets
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. in its $1.0 billion acquisition of American Petroleum Tankers LLC and State Class Tankers LLC
  • Lufkin Industries Inc. in its $3.3 billion acquisition by General Electric Company
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation in the $2.0 billion disposition of its interest in Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P.
  • W-H Energy Services, Inc. in its $3.1 billion acquisition by Smith International, Inc.
  • Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. in its $13.0 billion cash and stock merger with GulfTerra Energy Partners, L.P.
  • Alinda Capital Partners in its acquisition of a 50% interest in the general partner of Martin Midstream Partners L.P.

Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.2350
F +1.713.615.5651
mtelle@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
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Mike's Practices

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D. summa cum laude, 1994
  • Texas Tech University, M.S. summa cum laude, 1991
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A., Economics cum laude, 1990
  • Admitted to practice: Texas
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Corporate Law, 2016 and 2017
  • Legal 500 U.S.,Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, 2015; Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, 2015; Energy: Transactions, 2015; Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Large Deals ($1–5 billion), 2014
  • Chambers USA, Capital Markets (Texas): Debt and Equity, 2013–2017; Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2011–2015; Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional)(Texas), 2010–2011
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2008–2017