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Carolyn A. Exnicios
Carolyn A. Exnicios
Associate — Executive Compensation & Benefits
Associate — Executive Compensation & Benefits

Carolyn A. Exnicios

Carolyn A. Exnicios

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

Carolyn A. Exnicios

Carolyn’s practice focuses primarily on executive compensation and benefits. Her experience includes structuring, drafting and implementing a variety of compensation-related plans and arrangements, including employment agreements, omnibus equity incentive plans, change in control and severance agreements, and named executive officer pay packages. Carolyn’s practice involves advising clients on a variety of executive compensation and benefits issues, such as tax and securities law, corporate governance, periodic and event-driven SEC disclosure, and employee-related issues in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.

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

Experience Highlights

  • Jagged Peak Energy in its $2.27 billion merger with Parsley Energy

  • Fortis Minerals, LLC in its initial public offering of Class A shares (In Registration)

  • Gravity Oilfield Services, a Clearlake Capital portfolio company, in its acquisition of On Point Oilfield Holdings, a White Deer Energy portfolio company, creating the largest commercial produced water disposal company by injection volumes in the Midland Basin

  • Clovis Point Capital in its growth equity investment in, a provider of interview technology

  • Underwriters to Enterprise Products Partners L.P. in its $2.5 billion public offering of investment grade senior notes

  • Alpine Income Property Trust, Inc. in its $143 million initial public offering of common stock

  • OneWater Marine Inc. in its $64 million initial public offering of Class A common stock

  • Underwriters to Cimarex Energy Co. in its $500 million public offering of investment grade senior notes

  • EnCap Investments in a $500 million line of equity commitment to Santa Elena Holdings, a newly-formed E&P and minerals company

  • Frontier Tubular Solutions, a portfolio company of SCF Partners, in its acquisition of Permian Enterprises, a tubular goods service provider

  • Vyze, a point-of-sale financing technology platform for retailers, in its acquisition by Mastercard


  • JD, Tulane University Law School, 2015
  • BS, Accounting, Louisiana State University, summa cum laude, 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” 2021
  • Texas