Kraig Grahmann


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2008, cum laude; Order of the Barons; Notes and Comments Editor, Houston Law Review

B.A., Political Science and Managerial Studies, Rice University, 2005, magna cum laude


Texas, 2008


Kraig Grahmann is a partner in the Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group, and is the head of Haynes and Boone’s Energy Finance Practice Group. His practice is focused on the representation of banks, private capital providers and upstream energy companies in financing transactions and equity investments and the representation of oil and gas companies in acquisition, divestiture and joint development transactions. He also has significant experience working with ISDA agreements and has been involved in a number of E&P 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 and development loans, including preparation and negotiation of credit facilities, intercreditor agreements, mortgages and related loan documents.
  • Representation of capital providers and management teams for exploration and production companies.
  • Acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas properties in Texas, Alabama, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming and Gulf of Mexico.
  • Workouts and debt restructurings on behalf of energy lenders and borrowers and bankruptcy related oil and gas transactions.

Professional Recognition

  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2014-2018


Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Selected as Texas Rising Stars 2018

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2018, published by Thomson Reuters, has recognized 35 Haynes and Boone lawyers as up-and-coming practitioners in the state.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Houston Bar Association: Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association: Corporate Counsel Committee
  • Texas Bar Association: Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section
  • Houston Producers' Forum
  • CAIL Institute for Energy Law
  • Young Energy Professionals Committee
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Rice University Community Associate

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “E&P Capital in a Constrained Environment,” speaker, International Energy Credit Association, October 9, 2016.
  • "Energy Finance Attorneys are Shifting Focus in Tough Times," author, Law360 , August 22, 2016.
  • "Operator Distress Puts Non-Operators on High Alert," author, Oil Patch Bankruptcy, May 2, 2016.
  • “The Impact of Declining Oil Prices on the US Energy Industry,” speaker, National Petroleum Energy Credit Association, April 19, 2016.
  • "Subsurface Trespass at a Crossroads: Environmental Processing Systems, L.C. v. FPL Farming Ltd.," speaker, South Texas College of Law Energy Law Institute, August 27, 2014.
  • "Betting on Prohibition: The Federal Government's Approach to Internet Gambling," author, Northwestern University Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property, V. 7, No. 2, 2009.
  • "Garcetti v. Ceballos' Respect for Authority: Translating Enduring Principles into Modern Law," author, Ohio Northern University Law Review, V. 36, No. 1, 2010.

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