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About Lytch

Lytch Gutmann represents public and private companies, master limited partnerships (MLPs) and special committees in a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, joint ventures and strategic alliances, capitalization and dissolution of companies and other business combinations, as well as ongoing governance matters. Her practice focuses on the midstream and upstream areas of the energy industry.

Lytch also provides counsel to private equity funds and their portfolio companies, along with management teams seeking private equity capital. Her recent experience includes acquisitions and divestitures of pipelines, storage terminal facilities, and other midstream companies and assets.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Western Refining Logistics, LP — representing the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the general partner of Western Refining Logistics, LP in its merger with Andeavor Logistics LP in a unit-for-unit transaction valued at $1.8 billion

Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the General Partner of Western Refining Logistics, LP — partnership’s acquisition from St. Paul Park Refining Co. LLC of terminalling, storage and other logistics assets for $210 million

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — sale of a 50 percent interest in Utopia pipeline project to Riverstone Investment Group LLC

Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the General Partner of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP — TEP’s acquisition over three transactions of a 98 percent interest in Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline, LLC

Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the General Partner of Western Refining Logistics, LP — partnership’s acquisition from Western Refining, Inc. of a 375-mile portion of the TexNew Mex Pipeline for $180 million

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — signing of a definitive agreement valued at $568 million with Philly Tankers LLC to take assignment of contracts for the construction of four Jones Act vessels

Vopak North America, Inc. — sale of three terminals and undeveloped land to a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc. for $158 million

UNOCAL, a member of the Chevron Group — sale of the Beaumont Terminal to Phillips 66

Ursa Resources Group II LLC — purchase of pipeline and gas assets in Colorado’s Piceance Basin from Antero Resources Corp. for approximately $325 million

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — approximately $2 billion drop down of 50 percent of Ruby Pipeline, 50 percent of Gulf LNG and 47.5 percent of Young Gas Storage to EPB

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — approximately $1.655 billion drop down of 50 percent of El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. and 50 percent of former El Paso Midstream assets in Utah and South Texas to KMEP

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — approximately $6.22 billion drop down of 100 percent of Tennessee Gas Pipeline and a 50 percent interest in El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C. to KMEP

Canadian institutional investor — equity investment in a private upstream oil and gas company

Private company that owns and operates storage tanks — formation of a joint venture with a private terminalling and logistics company

Public oil and gas exploration and production company — equity investment in a private midstream company

Subsidiary of an MLP — acquisition of storage terminal facilities and a connecting pipeline

Private equity firm — equity investments in various portfolio companies engaged in exploration and production and midstream oil and gas activities

Public transportation and energy storage company — sale of various transload and bulk storage terminal facilities

Public company — sale of litigation judgments

Public company — multiple divestitures of pipelines, storage facilities and other midstream assets

Biopharmaceutical company — multiple rounds of equity raises and day-to-day corporate matters

Leading medical research and treatment center — various joint venture investments

Various portfolio companies — ongoing representation of a private equity fund in day-to-day corporate matters

Private company that owns a liquids storage facility in the Caribbean — ongoing representation in its negotiation and execution of terminal services agreements and other commercial contracts with customers

Credentials

Education

South Texas College of Law Houston,
J.D.
2010
cum laude
Hollins University,
Bachelor of Arts
2007

Bar Admissions

Texas

Affiliations

State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Associates
Womens Energy Network

News

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

South Texas College of Law
South Texas Law Review