Kim Mai

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2012, magna cum laude; Member, Houston Law Review; Order of the Barons; Order of the Coif

B.A., Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 2009, Phi Beta Kappa

  • Clerk for the Judge Reece Rondon, 234th District Court of Texas, January-May 2011

Admissions

Texas, 2012

Languages

Vietnamese

German

Profile

Kim Mai is a member of the Energy Practice Group. Her practice is focused on transactions in the financial and energy industries. She represents lenders and borrowers in secured reserved-base credit facilities, and has negotiated a variety of transactions, including ISDA master agreements and schedules and oil and gas purchase and sale agreements.

Additionally, Kim has advised clients on Dodd Frank rules and regulations and has represented clients in connection with oil and gas development in Texas, Louisiana, Colorado and North Dakota.

Professional Recognition

  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, Energy and Natural Resources, 2014-2017

Professional and Community Activities

  • Young Professionals in Energy
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • Asia Society of Texas

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.

Selected Client Representations

Representative Experience - Oil and Gas

  • Represented lead agents, lenders and borrowers in credit transactions involving revolving credit facilities, term loans, first and second lien facilities, intercreditor agreements, acquisitions and divestitures, and hedging transactions. 
  • Represented large financial institution as a lender and hedge provider under a $130 million cross-border, bankruptcy exit financing credit facility for a Canadian borrower, secured by properties in Alberta and other areas of Canada. 
  • Represented a large national bank as administrative agent and lender under a $750 million credit facility, with borrower focused on exploration in the Marcellus and Eagle Ford properties. 
  • Represented Deutsche Bank AG as lender in connection with a $140 million senior secured revolving loan with borrower Great Western Petroleum, LLC. The four-year term credit facility is secured by the borrower's and its subsidiaries' oil and gas properties and assets in Colorado. 
  • Represented Deutsche Bank AG as lender in connection with a $130 million senior secured credit facility with co-borrowers Jay-Bee Production Company and JB Exploration I, LLC. The credit facility featured borrowing base and over advance loans and was secured by the borrowers’ oil and gas properties and assets in West Virginia. 
  • Represented a large financial institution as administrative agent and lender in $200 million senior secured credit facility with an independent E&P company. The loan proceeds will be used to refinance existing swap facilities and finance the purchase of oil and gas properties in Divide County, North Dakota. 
  • Represented investment firm in credit facility with oil and gas waste disposal company and corresponding equity investment in company. Proceeds were used to refinance existing indebtedness and fund an acquisition. 
  • Represented a large financial institution as a lender in a $200 million revolver loan with a letter of credit feature. The loan proceeds will be used to develop the borrower's and subsidiary's oil and gas properties in Texas and Louisiana. 
  • Represented a large financial institution as administrative agent and lender in a senior secured credit facility with an E&P and gas gathering company. The credit facility features a revolver commitment of $180 million, with a development loan commitment of $20 million. The loan is secured by borrower's properties in Kentucky and Tennessee. 

Other Representative Experience

  • Advised clients in connection with Dodd Frank issues relating to their status as commercial end users and the amendment of their ISDA documentation, including pursuant to the ISDA August 2012 DF Protocol and ISDA March 2013 DF Protocol.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "A Form for All Directions: A.A.P.L.’s 'New' 1989 Horizontal Well JOA," contributor, with Michael H. Cooper, Bernard F. Clark, Jr. and Austin Elam (October 2013) 
  • "Trends in Oil and Gas Financing," contributor, with Theresa Einhorn, featured in Here’s the Money: Capital Formation 2013, a supplement to Oil and Gas Investor (June 2013) 
  • "Credit Agreement Guarantees and Similar Agreements May Require Amendments to Remain Dodd-Frank Compliant," contributor, with Jeff Nichols and Brian Y. Sung (February 2013) 
  • "31st Annual Review of Developments in Business Financing - Focus on the Oil and Gas Industry," contributor, with Theresa Einhorn, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law (March 2012)

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