As a member of the Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group, Austin Elam maintains a broad transactional energy practice that includes energy finance and the acquisition, development and disposition of oil and gas properties and energy assets across the broader energy spectrum. He has counseled lenders, borrowers and equity sponsors in secured reserve based financings, project development and project finance, and negotiated purchase and sale agreements, farmout agreements, participation agreements, joint development agreements and a variety of other transactions ranging from gathering and transportation agreements to ISDA Master Agreements and Schedules.
Austin has represented clients in connection with virtually every active oil and gas play in the United States, including Eagle Ford, Bakken, Niobrara, Haynesville, Marcellus and Utica Shales, the Permian Basin of Texas, the SCOOP and STACK plays in Oklahoma and the state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. He also has experience in the alternative energy arena, including solar energy project financing and financings in connection with oil recycling refineries. Austin was also a member of the Haynes and Boone team that counseled an international developer in its public-private partnership to develop an $850 million water pipeline in central Texas.
Austin was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, for Energy and Natural Resources, 2015-2017.