Bradley Potts is an associate in the Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s Houston office. His practice focuses on a broad variety of energy-related transactions, including oil, natural gas, and renewable energy. He handles energy finance matters, energy regulatory issues, the disposition of oil and gas properties, power and renewables matters, and the negotiation of complex commercial agreements.
Bradley graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a B.B.A. in Business Management, a B.A. in Political Science with distinction, honors in the liberal arts, and a minor in public policy and international affairs through the Tower Scholars Program. He earned his J.D. from the University of Texas School of law with High Honors and as a member of the Order of the Coif and Chancellors List. At Texas Law, he served as the Managing Editor for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, and he was an Associate Editor for the Texas Law Review. Among other recognitions, Bradley earned the Beck Award, Texas Law’s top 1L legal writing honor.
- Assisted in the representation of IKAV Impact USA Inc., a U.S. based subsidiary of an international asset management group, in its $4 billion acquisition of California-based oil and gas producer Aera Energy LLC and subsidiaries through two separate transactions with joint venture subsidiaries of ExxonMobil and Shell.
- Represented secured commodity hedge provider in the negotiation of a lien secured hedge facility in connection with a $636 million asset-backed securitization and issuance of multi-tranche secured notes.
- Represented a private E&P company in connection with the negotiation and documentation of a complex, underwritten first and second lien financing totaling commitments in excess of $1.4 billion.
- Represented a private E&P company in connection with its underwritten acquisition finance and the subsequent negotiation and documentation of its $750,000,000 reserve-based credit facility.
- Represented Callon Petroleum Company in the sale of all its Eagle Ford oil and gas assets to Ridgemar Energy Operating, LLC for $655 million in cash with an additional contingent consideration of up to $45 million.
- Represented Callon Petroleum Company in its $475 million acquisition of the Midland Basin assets of Percussion Petroleum Operating II, LLC, with contingent consideration up to $62.5 million.
- Represented a public oil and gas company in the sale of approximately 45 producing wells and 2,000 net acres in the Midland Basin to an independent E&P company.
- Represented a public oil and gas company in the sale of its Midland Basin assets to an independent E&P company.
- Tower Center Alumni Board, John G. Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs, Southern Methodist University
- Class of 2022 Alumni Committee, University of Texas School of Law
- "Produced Water Ownership in Texas: Is Cactus Water the Answer?" co-author, Haynes Boone client alert, August 16, 2023.
- “Texas Oil and Gas Severance Taxes: An Overview of Current Law and New Legislative Changes,” co-author, Haynes Boone client alert, July 26, 2023.
- “How Do Oil and Gas Companies Create an ESG Policy That Is Not a Policy of ‘Transition to Extinction’?” co-author, Pratt’s Energy Law Report Volume 10, November-December 2020.
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2022, high honors, Order of the Coif, Chancellor-at-Large; Managing Editor, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law; Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
B.B.A., Business Management, Southern Methodist University, 2019, summa cum laude, Standard Bearer
B.A., Political Science, minor in Public Policy and International Affairs, Southern Methodist University, 2019, summa cum laude, Honors in the Liberal Arts, with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Standard Bearer
On July 28, 2023, a divided Texas Court of Appeals in El Paso issued a long-awaited decision in Cactus Water Services, LLC v. COG Operating, LLC, addressing ownership of produced water. The case pitted surface owners against mineral owners over the rights to a byproduct of hydrocarbon production that was once thought of exclusively as a nuisance but that has taken on a new importance as technologi [...]