Logo for print Skip to main content
Toggle navigation MENU MORE

About Cle

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.

Experience

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

Credentials

Education

Vanderbilt University Law School,
J.D.
1982
Vanderbilt University,
B.A.
1977

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association

News

News

Weil, Bracewell Advise on Kinder Morgan Deal: Business of Law

August 12, 2014
Bloomberg Businessweek - Online

Deal of the Week: Kinder Morgan Selling Energy Assets

August 27, 2012
Texas Lawyer - Houston Bureau

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Chambers USA
Corporate/M&A, 2016
The Legal 500 United States
Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Large Deals ($1+ Billion), 2014 - 2016; Energy: Transactions, 2014
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
2004; 2006 - 2007
Vanderbilt University Law School
Vanderbilt Law Review