Press Release

Corporate, Energy Lawyer Michael Freeman Joins Haynes and Boone as Partner

October 10, 2019

Michael Freeman has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a Dallas-based partner in the firm’s Energy Practice Group.

Freeman handles a broad array of matters in the middle-market energy sector, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, securities offerings and other entity governance and commercial transactions. He primarily advises private equity-sponsored midstream and upstream energy ventures.

“Mike has built a strong practice handling energy M&A and other corporate matters,” said Jeff Nichols, Haynes and Boone partner and co-chair of the Energy Practice Group. “He is an impressive addition to our team who will benefit clients with his skill, experience, and business-minded approach to addressing their needs in a targeted and efficient manner.”

Freeman began his law practice as a member of Vinson & Elkin LLP’s Corporate group and was most recently at Winstead P.C., where he was a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate and M&A sections. His practice includes recapitalizations, joint ventures, distressed asset sales and acquisitions, securities compliance and private offerings, and general business law matters. He has worked on transactions involving many of the most active energy regions in the U.S.

“I was drawn to Haynes and Boone because of its reputation and deep bench in the Energy Practice,” Freeman said. “I have worked with Haynes and Boone lawyers on a number of deals over the years and have been consistently impressed.”

Haynes and Boone’s Energy Practice Group handles high-stakes transactions and litigation, as well as financings and regulatory advice, for a diverse array of clients in the U.S. and overseas. It serves independent U.S. oil and gas producers such as Enervest, Callon Petroleum, major international oil companies such as BP America and PEMEX, global commodity traders such as BNP Paribas, and domestic power companies such as Southwest Power Pool, Constellation Energy and Crius Energy, as well as large commercial lenders and private equity firms that are leaders in providing capital to the industry.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 550 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It also ranks among the nation’s most recommended law firms by general counsel, according to BTI Consulting Group’s “Most Recommended Law Firms 2019” report.

The following publications reported Freeman's move to the firm:

ABF Journal

Bloomberg Big Law Business

The Deal (Subscription required)


Law360 (Subscription required)

Texas Lawyer