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Jeff M. Dobbs

Jeff M. Dobbs

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Jeff Dobbs is a Corporate & Securities partner in the Houston office of Mayer Brown.  Jeff has a broad transactional practice, and his experience includes:

Mergers and Acquisitions.  Jeff regularly represents buyers and sellers in domestic and international mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses and assets.  Jeff has extensive experience advising public and private companies and private equity funds in transactions involving private targets.  Jeff has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including energy companies, telecommunications companies, chemical companies, healthcare companies, technology companies, media/entertainment companies and financial services companies.

Energy.  Jeff is a member of the Global Energy Group and has particular experience with clients engaged in the energy industry, including oil and gas exploration and production, midstream, oilfield equipment, power generation and seismic and other energy services companies.  Jeff advises these clients in connection with the acquisition, financing, operation and disposition of energy assets. 

Capital Markets.  Jeff has experience representing issuers and investment banks in public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities.  He has served as designated underwriters’ counsel for offerings by several issuers.  Jeff also has experience with liability management transactions, including cash tender offers, exchange offers and consent solicitations. 

Master Limited Partnerships.  Jeff advises issuers, investors and investment banks in matters involving master limited partnerships, including matters related to formation, financing, governance and mergers and acquisitions.

Joint Ventures.  Jeff is a member of the Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances practice and regularly represents clients in structuring, negotiating and documenting joint ventures.

Private Equity.  Jeff has represented private equity funds, portfolio companies and management teams in structuring, negotiating and documenting private equity investments in the energy industry, with a particular focus on upstream oil and gas and energy infrastructure investments.

General Corporate Practice.  Jeff provides ongoing advice to clients regarding general corporate and securities matters, including Exchange Act reporting, fiduciary duties, corporate governance, defensive measures and NYSE and NASDAQ compliance.

Jeff has been:

  • Profiled in "Who's Who in M&A," Houston Business Journal (2015)
  • Named a 2014 "Rising Star" by Law360 in the Energy category
  • Recognized as a "Texas Rising Star" by Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine

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