Cle Dade advises clients on a variety of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. He also provides counsel to clients in connection with the formation of joint ventures and the implementation of corporate control arrangements. His recent experience includes acquisitions and divestitures of natural gas and liquids pipelines, gathering systems, storage terminals and related logistics facilities, as well as acquisitions and dispositions of manufacturing, distribution and industrial services companies in a variety of industries.
Recent Notable Matters
Western Refining Logistics, L.P. — represented the Conflicts Committee of the board of directors of the general partner of Western Refining Logistics, L.P. in its acquisition from Western Refining, Inc. of logistics asset located at WNR's St. Paul refinery
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — acquisition by The Southern Company’s of a 50 percent equity interest in Southern Natural Gas
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — sale of a 50 percent equity interest in the Utopia Pipeline Project to Riverstone Investment Group LLC
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — $3 billion acquisition of Hiland Partners from its founder, Harold Hamm, and certain Hamm family trusts
La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec — partnership with GE Energy Financial Services, to jointly acquire Southern Star Central Corporation, owner of the Southern Star Central interstate gas pipeline, from Morgan Stanley Infrastructure
Concho Resources — formation of Oryx Midstream Services LLC, a joint venture with Oryx Southern Delaware LLC (construction of oil gathering system)
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — preferred and common equity investments in Watco Companies, LLC and related contribution of bulk product terminals
Concho Resources — formation of Alpha Crude Connector LLC, a joint venture with Frontier Midstream LLC (construction of oil gathering system)
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — sale of Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission LLC, Trailblazer Pipeline Company and its 50 percent interest in Rockies Express, LLC to Tallgrass Energy Partners, L.P.
Western Refining Logistics, L.P. — represented the Conflicts Committee of the board of directors of Western Refining Logistics, L.P. in its acquisition from Western Refining, Inc. of preferred units representing an interest in the TexNew Mex Pipeline
La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec — acquisition of a minority equity interest in Colonial Pipeline LLC from ConocoPhillips
Kinder Morgan, Inc. — acquisition of newly constructed oil tankers from Philly Tankers LLC
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. — sale of its equity interest in the Express-Platte pipeline system to Spectra Energy Corporation