Doing Business in the U.S.
Thomas Campbell Provides Insight on Corporate Crises
4th Conference on the Law of Shale Plays
Platt’s 12th Annual Liquefied Natural Gas - Worldwide Supply, Demand, Shipping, and Price Outlook; Potential for North American Export
909 Fannin, Suite 2000
Houston, TX 77010-1028
Meet Our Office Managing Partner
Samuel E. Stubbs
Pillsbury’s Houston office is staffed by more than 25 seasoned lawyers with strong ties to the Texas and Gulf Coast business and legal communities. Our attorneys have been cited in the well-regarded Chambers rankings as top practitioners in such areas as environmental law, energy and natural resources, insurance litigation and project finance.
The Houston office draws on Pillsbury’s domestic and international resources to provide legal counsel to clients with major offices or headquarters in Texas, including Chevron, Dynegy, Valero Energy, Suez Energy North America, AT&T and Duke Energy. The team brings the same level of client service to engagements with startups and growing middle-market firms.
The core practice areas of the Houston office include:
Pillsbury is one of the leading law firms serving all sectors of the energy industry. Our energy industry clients include oil and gas producers, transporters, distributors and managers; electric and gas utilities; utility holding companies and affiliates; independent power producers and transmission companies; renewable energy producers; and underwriters, lenders and investors for all of those companies.
Our wide-ranging experience includes royalty issues, geophysical trespass, implied covenant, gas balancing, transportation, areas of mutual interest and usurpation of opportunities, accounting controversies, joint operating agreements, and PMPA disputes.
We bring our legal and technical knowledge to energy transactions ranging from electricity restructuring to negotiating and administering overseas energy development projects.
Members of the Houston environmental team have decades of experience working with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and its predecessor agencies. The team is an important part of Pillsbury’s national environmental law practice, which is one of the largest in the country. Along the Gulf Coast, across the U.S. and around the world, our attorneys handle all aspects of environmental compliance, litigation and transactional work.
Finance and Banking
The Houston Finance and Banking practice focuses on general commercial lending, structured transactions, and oil and gas financing. The Houston group also works on project development and financing in a variety of domestic and international transactions, such as those involving energy infrastructure.
Litigation and Appeals
Our litigation attorneys work closely with other practice areas to understand a client’s business and the impact of potential litigation. We have wide-ranging experience in all aspects of litigation in state and federal courts, from pre-suit investigations through trial and appeal. While we work with clients to avoid unnecessary litigation, we also have the experience needed to secure favorable outcomes in even the most hostile trial venues.
Pillsbury’s Houston Real Estate practice advises a large roster of national clientele on purchase and sale matters, mortgage lending, leasing and entity formations. We collaborate with our colleagues throughout the firm on related bankruptcy, environmental and venture capital matters.