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Transactional Tax

Experience Highlights

  • Buckeye Partners and Nala Renewables in their acquisition of a majority interest in Swift Current Energy, a leading North American clean energy development and investment platform with a pipeline of over 6 GW of solar, wind and energy storage projects

  • Buckeye Partners, L.P., as special tax counsel, in its $10.3 billion sale to IFM Investors to take the company private 

  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation, the controlling owner of MLPX LP and Andeavor Logistics LP, as special tax counsel in MPLX LP’s $14 billion acquisition of Andeavor Logistics LP, creating a combined midstream and logistics MLP with an estimated $55 billion enterprise value

  • NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. as special tax counsel in its merger with Core Paneuro 2019 13 Sarl

  • Tax counsel to Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (HEP) in connection with a $1.25 billion recapitalization that eliminated HEP’s incentive distribution rights and general partner economic interest in exchange for HEP common units 

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

  • International Paper Co. in the transfer of its $1.8 billion North American consumer packaging business to a joint venture with Graphic Packaging Corp. 

  • Rice Energy in its $6.7 billion unwinding of its Up-C structure and associated merger with EQT Corporation

  • Blackstone in the $2 billion acquisition of Eagle Claw Midstream Ventures from EnCap Flatrock Midstream

  • Sunoco in the $3.3 billion sale of a majority of its convenience stores to 7-Eleven

  • Double Eagle Energy Permian in its $2.8 billion sale of certain undeveloped acreage and producing oil and gas properties in the core of the Midland Basin to Parsley Energy

  • Brigham Resources in the $2.55 billion cash and stock sale of all of its leasehold interests and related assets to Diamondback Energy

  • Sunoco Logistics Partners LP in its $20 billion merger with Energy Transfer Partners in a unit-for-unit transaction

  • NorthStar Realty Finance in its approximately $16 billion combination with NorthStar Asset Management Group and Colony Capital in an all-stock merger of equals 

  • Riverstone Holdings in its $5.2 billion take-private of Talen Energy Corporation, one of the largest independent power producers in the U.S. with a portfolio of power plants totaling approximately 16,000 MW, and associated debt financings

  • Memorial Resource Development in its $4.4 billion merger with Range Resources 

  • Nexeo Solutions, a chemicals and plastics distributor and TPG Capital portfolio company, in its $1.575 billion merger with WL Ross Holdings Corp. in a SPAC business combination

  • Western Refining in the $2.4 billion take private of Northern Tier Energy, an independent downstream energy company with refining, retail and logistics operations

  • Targa Resources Corp. in its $6.7 billion acquisition of Targa Resources Partners in an all stock-for-unit transaction

  • Energy Transfer Partners in its $2 billion acquisition of a 50% interest in the Florida Gas Transmission pipeline system from Energy Transfer Equity

  • Liberty Oilfield Services, Inc. in its $249 million initial public offering of common stock 

  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in its issuance of $460 million of Tangible Equity Units 

  • BP Midstream Partners LP in its $765 million initial public offering of common units