HOUSTON—Energy finance attorney Matthew D. Lea has joined Winstead’s Finance and Banking Practice Group as a Shareholder in the Houston office.
Lea represents lenders and borrowers in conventional and mezzanine energy financing and related secured transactions, including reserve-based lending and revolving and term credit facilities. Lea advises clients regarding derivatives transactions and Dodd-Frank Act compliance. His experience includes negotiating, drafting and assisting in-house counsel with intercreditor agreements and hedging agreements. This includes International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreements and North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB), netting agreements, guarantees and trade confirmations. In addition, he counsels clients regarding Dodd-Frank compliance issues relating to swaps, including the ISDA Dodd-Frank Protocols.
Lea is experienced with other energy-related transactions such as acquisitions and divestitures and the preparation and negotiation of oil and gas leases, seismic permits, operating agreements, participations agreements, asset acquisition agreements, easement agreements and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management qualifications and operating rights and record title assignments.
Lea received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2006. He most recently practiced with Porter Hedges LLP.
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