Timothy M. Spear

Co-Chair, Energy
Partner, Corporate
Houston
2000 Wells Fargo Plaza
1000 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas 77002
t 713.276.5993 f 713.276.6993
tspear@gardere.com

Tim Spear helps clients involved in acquisitions, divestitures and financing of energy and infrastructure projects worldwide. He also frequently assists on workouts, restructurings and distressed debt transactions for banks and corporate clients, as well as for private equity funds and hedge funds.

Tim is experienced in acquisitions and divestitures involving oil and gas properties, power facilities, renewables, pipelines and midstream properties, and chemical plants and refineries. He has been the lead external counsel on a number of oil and gas transactions with sale prices in excess of $1 billion.

He also represents both lenders and borrowers in financing transactions, with significant experience in financing energy and manufacturing facilities.

Tim regularly negotiates engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements, preliminary agreements and supply agreements on behalf of energy industry players. He also has represented companies in the formation of joint ventures and in the negotiation of participation agreements, joint operating agreements, farmouts, drilling contracts, gathering agreements, gas processing agreements, gas and crude transportation agreements, North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) contracts, hedging transactions, mineral leases, joint development agreements, master service agreements (MSAs), purchase, supply, power purchase and tolling agreements.

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