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 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, 2014-2017


Oil and Gas

Haynes and Boone Represents Alta Mesa in $3.8 Billion Merger with Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II

A team of Haynes and Boone lawyers led by Houston Partner Bill Nelson is advising Alta Mesa Holdings, LP, which has reached a definitive agreement to combine with Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and Kingfisher Midstream LLC. The transaction is subject to the approval of Silver Run II stockholders and the satisfaction or waiver of other customary closing conditions.

Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Lawyers Featured in Texas Rising Stars 2017

Haynes and Boone lawyers once again maintained a strong showing in the recently released Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars directory, with 41 lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2017 edition.


Haynes and Boone Represents Trans Energy in Award-Winning Deal

Haynes and Boone Represents Trans Energy in Award-Winning Deal

Haynes and Boone, LLP and the investment bank, Gordian Group, represented Trans Energy, Inc. on a unique transaction that was awarded the 2016 “Out-of-Court Restructuring Deal of the Year” award by The M&A Advisor.

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,” 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,” National Petroleum Energy Credit Association, April 19, 2016.
  • "Subsurface Trespass at a Crossroads: Environmental Processing Systems, L.C. v. FPL Farming Ltd.," South Texas College of Law Energy Law Institute, August 27, 2014.
  • "Betting on Prohibition: The Federal Government's Approach to Internet Gambling," Northwestern University Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property, V. 7, No. 2, 2009.
  • "Garcetti v. Ceballos' Respect for Authority: Translating Enduring Principles into Modern Law," Ohio Northern University Law Review, V. 36, No. 1, 2010.

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.

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