Oil and gas attorney Rick Burleson has joined Paul Hastings LLP in Houston to lead the firm’s oil and gas practice group.
Burleson has been practicing law in the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years. He focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and energy. He advises independent oil and gas companies, private equity groups, senior and mezzanine lenders, and other public and privately held businesses in the oil and gas industry. He has experience with structuring acquisitions and divestitures and other M&A transactions, including negotiation and documentation of purchase and sale agreements and equity contribution, subordinated debt, and partnership and shareholder agreements, as well as senior secured loan and security agreements.
Burleson joins from the firm he founded in 2005, Burleson LLP. All five Burleson US locations closed at the end of last year due to the current state of the oil industry.