As a member of the Energy 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. He has represented lenders and borrowers in secured reserve based financings, project development and project finance, and negotiated oil and gas purchase and sale agreements and a variety of other transactions ranging from gas gathering agreements to ISDA Master Agreements and Schedules.
Austin has represented clients in connection with oil and gas plays in the Eagle Ford, Bakken, Haynesville and Marcellus Shales. He also has experience in the alternative energy arena, including solar energy project financing and a financing in connection with an oil recycling refinery.
Austin was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition by Thomson Reuters for Energy & Natural Resources, 2015.
- "'Billions' Paid to Landowners in Natural-Gas Royalties," American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Energy Litigation News & Developments, January 31, 2013.
- "Offshore Federal Leases - ownership, transfer and bonding," CLE presentation, September 24, 2012.
- "TRAIN May Stay New EPA Regulation of Power Plant Emissions," American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Energy Litigation News & Developments, October 5, 2011.