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Megan James
Megan James
Partner — Tax
Partner — Tax

Megan James

Megan James

Trammell Crow Center
2001 Ross Avenue
Suite 3900
Dallas, Texas 75201

Megan James

Experience Highlights

  • Carlyle in its $350 million investment in Aspen Power Partners, a distributed generation platform with the mission of accelerating decarbonization

  • REV Renewables, Inc. in its initial public offering of common stock (In Registration)

  • RSP Permian in its $9.5 billion sale to Concho Resources, creating the largest unconventional shale producer in the Permian Basin

  • EVgo Services, a portfolio company of LS Power and an electric vehicle public fast charging network, in its $2.6 billion business combination with Climate Change Crisis Real Impact I Acquisition Corporation, a SPAC

  • EnCap Investments in the formation of EnCap Energy Transition Fund I with total commitments of approximately $1.2 billion

  • Caprock Midstream Holdings in its $950 million sale to EagleClaw Midstream

  • Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II, a SPAC, in its $1.4 billion business combination with Navitas Semiconductor, the industry leader in Gallium nitride power ICs

  • Goodrich Petroleum Corporation in its $480 million sale to Paloma Partners, an EnCap affiliate, in an all cash tender offer

  • HighPeak Energy Partners, LP, an oil and gas exploration and production company, and its affiliates in a $900 million business combination with Pure Acquisition Corp.

  • First Reserve Sustainable Growth Corp., a SPAC, in its $222 million initial public offering of units

  • Antero Resources Corporation in a $402 million structured overriding royalty interest transaction with an affiliate of Sixth Street

  • FleetPride, a TPG portfolio company and the industry’s largest distributor of heavy duty truck and trailer parts, in its sale to American Securities

  • Brigham Exploration Company in the formation of BEXP II, LP, a $322 million fund focused on natural resource investments, including a net profits interest structure for undeveloped acreage

  • Magnetar Capital in the formation of MTP Climate Infrastructure Fund I

  • Langford Energy Partners in the formation of a fund focused on natural resource investments

  • L2 Point in the formation of a fund focused on investments in single-family residential real estate

  • Buckthorn Partners, a London-based private equity firm, in its investment in U.S.-based Mohawk Energy, an oilfield services company

  • Public pension and state funds in the State of Texas in multiple investments in, and co-investments with, private equity and hedge funds

  • Clovis Point Capital in a majority investment in and merger of ZynBit with Cirruspath, another Clovis Point portfolio company, to create a customer acquisition platform

  • White Deer Energy and AXIOS Industrial Group, a portfolio company of White Deer Energy, in the merger between AXIOS and A&L Industrial Services, a portfolio company of Hastings Equity Partners

  • Clovis Point Capital in its equity investment in NinjaCat, a digital marketing and software services company

  • Taurus Industrial Group, a portfolio company of SCF Partners, in its acquisition of Amber LP, an electric and instrumentation services provider to the downstream and industrial sectors

  • Hi-Tech Industrial Services, an SCF Partners portfolio company, in its acquisition of Titan Group and its affiliated companies

  • Bayswater Natural Resources in the formation of Bayswater Fund IV, L.P., a $356 million fund focused on natural resource investments, including a net profits interest structure for undeveloped acreage

  • Clovis Point Capital in the sale of Mobile Solutions Services, a Managed Mobility Services software business

  • United PF Partners, the largest and fastest-growing Planet Fitness developer and portfolio company of JLM Financial Partners and Eagle Merchant Partners, in its sale to American Securities

  • Clovis Point Capital in a majority growth investment in Map Your Show, a leading provider of event management software, from its parent company Gardner Business Media

  • Riverstone Holdings in the formation of a new independent power producer, Onyx Strategic Investment Management I BV, and acquisition of a fleet of coal and biomass-fired power stations in Europe

  • Clovis Point Capital in its acquisition of Cirruspath, a leading provider of sales enablement software

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

  • Crowley Holdings in the closing with Global Infrastructure Partners of a $300 million preferred equity investment in Crowley Preferred Funding, LLC

  • Harvest Midstream in its $232.5 million acquisition of the remaining 75% interest in Arrowhead ST Holdings from its joint venture partner HEF HoldCo, resulting in Harvest owning 100% of Arrowhead

  • Spredfast, a leading provider of social media management software and solutions, in the merger with Lithium Technologies via its private equity sponsor, Vista Equity Partners 

  • Continental Resources in its $220 million sale of mineral rights in the SCOOP and STACK oil and gas plays to, and formation of a joint venture with, Franco-Nevada Corporation

  • Continental Grain Co. in relation to its Venture Capital Investment in Florida Foods

  • Osaka Gas USA Co. in the acquisition from, and joint venture with, Sabine Oil & Gas relating to oil and gas properties located in Harrison and Panola Counties, TX 

  • Jefferson Ethanol Holdings, a subsidiary of Jefferson Energy Companies, in its acquisition of Green Plains’ remaining 50% interest in JGP Energy Partners, an import and export fuel terminal in Beaumont, Texas


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D. summa cum laude, 2014 (Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Texas Tech Law Review; Burton Award, 2014 Distinguished Legal Writing Award)
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., Sociology, 2010
  • Selected to the Texas Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2022-2024
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), “Ones to Watch,” (Dallas): Litigation and Controversy–Tax, 2022–2024; Tax Law, 2022–2024
  • Texas
  • “Tax R&W Insurance in the Context of M&A Transactions,” Tax Executive Institute – Houston Chapter Tax School, October 4, 2021 (co-speaker)
  • “Upstream Oil and Gas Like-Kind Exchange Transactions after Tax Reform,” Tax Executive Institute – Houston Chapter Tax School, February 27, 2018 (panelist)