Mobil Oil drill and frac 1979
First City Natl Bank financing 1982
Continental Illinois too big 1986
Houston Astros sale 1993
Higman Marine tug 1995
Dahbol India electric plant 1990
Hobby Center performing arts 1998
Coral Energy power swaps 2000
Xerox dealership copier 2002
real estate attorney 2004
Lignite surface mining 2006
LNG re-gasification terminal 2008
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  • Mobil Oil Corporation – East Texas operations and production engineer, responsibilities included designing all completion work on newly drilled gas wells, including perforating and hydraulically fracturing the formation.
  • Mobil Oil Corporation, reservoir engineer for offshore fields in Texas state waters and OCS federal waters. First City National Bank, VP and petroleum engineer, evaluated oil and gas reserves used taken as collateral.
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), energy credit specialist on oversight team for the bailout of Continental Illinois National Bank, the original “too big to fail” bank. I prepared reports used in regular Congressional testimony by FDIC Chairman William Seidman. See
  • Houston Astros in the Astrodome. On behalf of the Astros, I negotiated its credit facilities and in its participation of broadcast television revenues under the Major League Baseball sharing agreement. Upon the 1993 sale of the Astros from then-owner John McMullen to Drayton McLane, I continued to represent the ball club in its financings.
  • Higman Barge Lines.
  • Dabhol, India 695-MW power plant with an LNG terminal was designed and implemented by Enron a decade before Enron’s demise. I advised agent “lead” banks, such as Citibank and Chase Manhattan Bank, on syndicated credit facilities providing financing for significant energy projects worldwide.
  • As the Chan Warner lead attorney representing the City of Houston, I negotiated indentures for multiple layers of bond financings in the construction of the Hobby Center For The Performing Arts and related garage building.
  • Coral Energy (later known as Shell Power and Trading) hired me to work through a large backlog of swap transactions, which I was able to complete in a year while advising on mezzanine financing for some of Shell Oil Company’s other projects.
  • Your Plan Room, Inc. sold and operated large-format printers. Wearing one of my hats as General Counsel, I gave oversight to outside counsel on the defense of a “trade secret” law suit, established and implemented guidelines for employee benefits, and negotiated leases and financings.
  • Mayer Brown LLP’s real estate practice is unique among major law firms. My real estate practice included not only traditional mortgage financing, and survey and title work, but also representation of developers and landlords of office buildings, warehouses and industrial parks. I was one of two attorneys to review and approve legal opinion letters issued by partners within the real estate practice.
  • Kentucky lignite mine.
  • ConocoPhillip’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) import and re-gasification terminal located in Freeport, Texas. I was part of a team instrumental in preparing joint venture and operational documents to enable the construction and commencement of operations of the facilities.
  • Li.powerpoint100315 test

    1. 1. Mobil Oil drill and frac 1979
    2. 2. First City Natl Bank financing 1982
    3. 3. Continental Illinois too big 1986
    4. 4. Houston Astros sale 1993
    5. 5. Higman Marine tug 1995
    6. 6. Dahbol India electric plant 1990
    7. 7. Hobby Center performing arts 1998
    8. 8. Coral Energy power swaps 2000
    9. 9. Xerox dealership copier 2002
    10. 10. real estate attorney 2004
    11. 11. Lignite surface mining 2006
    12. 12. LNG re-gasification terminal 2008