A J James Ericksen

A.J. Ericksen represents public and private businesses in a broad range of corporate and securities matters. He represents public and private companies in connection with M&A transactions, and issuers and investment banking firms in both equity and debt offerings. In addition, he advises companies as to Exchange Act reporting and general corporate and securities law matters.

Representative Engagements

Mergers and Acquisitions

Regency Energy Partners LP -- $5.6 billion acquisition of PVR Partners, L.P.
Schlumberger Limited – formation of OneSubseaTM, a multibillion dollar joint venture with Cameron International Corporation
Transocean – $58 billion combination with GlobalSantaFe Corporation
Schlumberger Limited – $11 billion acquisition of Smith International, Inc.
Delek U.S. Holdings, Inc. – multiple dropdowns of midstream assets to Delek Logistics Partners, LP
Midstates Petroleum Company – $650 million acquisition of E&P assets
Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. – sale of flowback operations
Marathon Oil Corporation – disposition of Gulf of Mexico pipeline interests
Houston Wire & Cable Company – purchase of Southwest Wire Rope LP and Southern Wire, LLC
K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. – $203 million acquisition of private companies
ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC – $412 million purchase of the general partner of Buckeye GP Holdings and a 63 percent limited partner interest in Buckeye GP Holdings L.P.

Capital Markets and Securities Offerings

Transocean Partners LLC – initial public offering
Delek Logistics Partners, LP – initial public offering
KiOR, Inc. – initial public offering
Underwriters - initial public offering of World Point Terminals, LP
Transocean - numerous public offerings of senior notes totaling $9.5 billion; $6.6 billion public offering of convertible notes; $1 billion public offering of shares
Bristow Group Inc. – $450 million public offering of senior notes and concurrent tender offer/redemption of senior notes
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation – $275 million public offering of common stock
K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. – numerous public offerings of common units totaling over $215 million
CenterPoint Energy – numerous public and Rule 144A offerings of debt securities and common stock
Cleco Power LLC – numerous debt offerings
Hercules Offshore, Inc. – public offerings of common stock totaling over $580 million
Underwriter representations include Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, Penn Virginia GP Holdings, L.P., TC Pipelines, LP, Toreador Resources Corporation and W&T Offshore, Inc., among others

Other Matters

Transocean Ltd. – redomestication from the Cayman Islands to Switzerland

Publications, Speeches and Presentations

Co-Editor, Texas Law Review Manual on Usage and Style, 10th ed., 2005

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Mergers and Acquisitions, 2) Capital Markets and Securities Offerings, 3) Corporate Practice, 4) Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) and 5) Corporate Governance and Compliance Counseling
Law School The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, J.D.,1976
Admitted Year 2005
Education Brigham Young University, B.A., 2002
Bar Member / Association State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association
Most recent firm Baker Botts LLP
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