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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Texas School of Law-Austin, 2016, with Honors, The Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law
    • Master of Fine Arts, New York University, 2009
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
Clients partner with Chad Barton on key transaction matters due to his ability to develop and execute a well-honed strategic approach based on comprehensive analysis of the client’s immediate and long-term goals and the opportunity at hand. His practice focuses on the representation of private equity sponsors, their portfolio companies and a variety of other public and private companies in complex strategic, financial and other business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments, restructurings and related general corporate counseling.

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Chad was involved in the following representations:

  • EIG Global Energy Partners in a $400 million preferred equity investment in NGL Energy Partners LP to finance the acquisition of produced water pipeline transportation and disposal assets from Mesquite Disposals Unlimited, LLC
  • C&J Energy Services in an approximately $1.8 billion merger-of-equals with Keane Group
  • An affiliate of The Carlyle Group in a strategic equity investment in Crimson Midstream Holdings, LLC, a provider of crude oil transportation and storage services
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in its purchase of Wheelabrator Technologies, a leading owner and operator of waste-to-energy facilities, from Energy Capital Partners
  • nternational private equity firm in its acquisition of oil and gas assets in Texas
  • National energy producer in its divestiture and spin off of numerous regional subsidiaries
  • Premium cable network in its merger with entertainment production and distribution provider
  • Private equity firm in restructuring of oil and gas development portfolio company
  • Offshore drilling rig lessor in acquisition of offshore drilling assets from distressed entities, including a chapter 11 debtor
  • Underwriter representations in public offerings of common stock
  • Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, representation of not-for-profit entities in obtaining 501(c)(3) status