Buddy Clark

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Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1982

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1978

Bar Admissions

Texas

Profile

Buddy Clark is head of the Energy Practice Group focusing his practice in oil and gas finance, representing banks, private capital providers and producers in secured and unsecured credit transactions and equity investments; transactional energy law, including oil and gas exploration, production and development, and midstream acquisitions, joint developments and partnerships; and energy related litigation and bankruptcies.

Selected Client Representations

  • Energy lenders in senior and mezzanine syndicated, club and sole bank facilities ($10 million to $3 billion) in connection with secured reserve based oil and gas production loans, including preparation and negotiation of credit facilities, mortgages and related loan documents
  • Representation of capital providers and management teams for exploration and production companies
  • General legal advice to oil and gas companies on various transactional matters including multi-state producing property acquisitions, reserved based and production payment financings, dispute resolution and operating matters
  • Acquisition of producing properties in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kansas, Pennsylvania, W. Virginia and Gulf of Mexico
  • Workouts and debt restructurings on behalf of energy lenders and borrowers in multi-state secured oil and gas production loans and bankruptcy related oil and gas producing property acquisitions
  • Formerly special counsel to the Executive Director for U.S. Emergency Oil & Gas Loan Guaranty Board

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • IPAA Private Capital Conference, moderator, on January 29, 2015
  • “A Dozen Ways to Stretch Your Borrowing Base,” guest article, State Bar of Texas Corporate Counsel Section, Winter 2015
  • “New Paradigm in E&P Finance," guest article, Oil & Gas Monitor, March 10, 2014

Recognition

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2015

Best Lawyers in America®, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has once again recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers. This year, 56 of the firm's practices were listed in the guide.


Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2014

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Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas (Member, Natural Resources and Banking Law Sections) 
  • Houston Energy Finance Group (Board of Directors)
  • Fellow Houston and Texas Bar Foundations 
  • Independent Producers Association of America, Capital Markets Committee

Navigating Current Oil and Gas Markets

This series of energy industry alerts provides both oil and gas producers and bankers with timely information about distressed commodity prices and legal options to consider regarding credit agreements, restructuring debt, and potential defaults.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward/White, Inc. in Project Finance Law, 2008-2015; Natural Resources Law, 2006-2015; and Energy Law, 2012-2015
  • Recognized in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Energy and Natural Resources Lawyers by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters in Energy & Natural Resources, 2009-2014; Banking, Securities & Corporate Finance, 2013-2014
  • Recognized by Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent

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