John Montgomery

Practices

Education and Clerkships

J.D., Tulane University Law School, 2016, summa cum laude, Tulane Law Review, Managing Editor, CALI Awards for the highest score in 11 classes

M.B.A., University of Mississippi, 2013, Outstanding MBA Student Award, MBA Graduate Achievement Award

B.A., University of Mississippi, 2012, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Taylor Medal

  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Martin L.C. Feldman of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 2015-2016

Admissions

Texas, 2016

Profile

As an associate in the Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone, John represents clients in the energy and commodities sectors in transactional matters, including matters related to the acquisition and disposition of oil and gas properties and energy assets, commodities trading, commercial lending, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. John has experience representing financial institutions and commodities and energy companies in a broad range of complex transactions including prepaid transactions, structured transactions, hedging and off-take arrangements, supply arrangements, reserve based financings and transactions for the purchase and sale of energy-related commodities and other lending transactions.

Selected Client Representations: 

  • J. Aron & Company LLC (a subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.) in its role as gas supplier, receivables purchaser and investment contract provider in a prepaid natural gas transaction financed with more than $686 million in municipal bonds issued by the Black Belt Energy Gas District. 
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Group, Inc. (a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley) in its role as gas supplier in a prepaid natural gas transaction financed with more than $833 million in municipal bonds issued by the Public Energy Authority of Kentucky. 
  • J. Aron & Company LLC (a subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.) in its role as gas supplier and receivables purchaser in connection with the issuance by Central Plans Energy Project (“CPEP”) of Gas Project Crossover Refunding Revenue Bonds (Project No. 3), approximately $470 million Series 2017A (Non-Taxable) and $32 million Series 2017B (Taxable), with the issuance proceeds to be used to finance the costs of the crossover refunding of 2012 bonds issued by CPEP in connection with a prepaid natural gas transaction between J. Aron and CPEP.
  • J. Aron & Company LLC (a subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.) in its role as gas supplier, receivables purchaser and investment contract provider in a prepaid natural gas transaction financed with more than $678 million in municipal bonds issued by the Tennessee Energy Acquisition Corporation.
  • An independent fuel marketer and distributor in Canada in connection with its acquisition of Chevron Canada R & M ULC’s refinery in British Columbia as well as its downstream assets (including more than 150 gas stations). The financing for this transaction included bespoke supply intermediation in pipelines, barges, terminals and rail tanks, as well as more traditional receivables financing related to product offtake.
  • An energy-focused private equity firm and an independent exploration and production company in their 50/50 partnership, definitive purchase agreement and related financing to acquire Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s working interest in approximately 318,000 gross operated acres in the Western Eagle Ford for approximately $2.3 billion.
  • A global power company in its $1.2 billion sale of interests in two coal-fired power plants in The Philippines to Aboitiz Power Corp.
  • A global power company in connection with the sale of its interest in the Bujagali hydropower project in Uganda.
  • A Canadian investment fund in its commitment to fund, along with a syndicate of financial sponsors, Howard Midstream Energy Partners LLC’s strategic partnership with WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) to develop crude oil and natural gas gathering and processing infrastructure in the Delaware Basin.
  • A privately held exploration and production company in connection with a recapitalization transaction that included an equity capital raise of approximately $750 million, an optional equity purchase amount of approximately $350 million, a debt for equity exchange of approximately $325 million of secured and unsecured indebtedness and a debt for equity exchange of approximately $250 million of junior subordinated notes.

* Some of these representations were handled prior to joining the firm.

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