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Michael Telle
Michael Telle
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions
Partner — Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions

Michael Telle

Michael Telle

1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002

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Michael Telle

Mike Telle is a seasoned corporate lawyer who focuses on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and other transactions for a variety of clients in the energy sector.

One of the best known capital markets attorneys in the energy space, Mike brings more than twenty years of experience as well as a collaborative and commercial approach to his practice.

In addition, he counsels clients on public and private merger & acquisition transactions, joint ventures and private capital raising transactions.

Mike has received multiple accolades including repeated recognition from Legal 500 US and Chambers USA. Sources quoted by Chambers called Mike “very client-focused” and cited his “deep knowledge of the markets” (2019).

Mike started his career as an associate at V&E, left to join another law firm, and returned to V&E in 2014 because he felt V&E provided him with such an outstanding platform for his practice.

Experience Highlights

  • PermRock Royalty Trust in its $106 million initial public offering of trust units

  • 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; Continental Resources, Inc.; 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.; Oil States International, Inc.; Southwestern Energy Company; Spectra Energy Partners, L.P.; TEPPCO Partners, L.P.; Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Transocean Ltd.; and Waste Management Inc. 

  • Paragon Offshore Limited in the $232.5 million sale of the company to Borr Drilling Limited

  • 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.


  • 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
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), Corporate Law, 2016−2021
  • 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: Debt and Equity (Texas), 2013–2019; Corporate/M&A (Texas), 2011–2015, 2019; Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) (Texas), 2010–2011; Capital Markets: Debt and Equity: Central United States (Nationwide), 2019 and 2020
  • Chambers Global, Capital Markets: Debt and Equity (Central USA), 2020
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2008–2017
  • IFLR1000, 2020
  • Texas