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    As an attorney with more than 20 years of prior experience as a principal at privately held oil and gas exploration and production companies, Jules Brenner provides clients with a unique understanding of both the legal and business issues that energy companies face. He focuses his practice on advising energy clients engaged in upstream activities, including exploration and production and the buying and selling of producing properties, minerals, royalties, and other assets; midstream activities, including transportation and storage, and the marketing and trading of crude oil; and service companies to the upstream and midstream sectors.

    In addition, Jules often serves as outside general counsel to energy companies, and regularly advises clients in transactional and corporate structuring, corporate mergers and acquisitions, asset acquisitions and divestitures, private placements of debt and equity securities, private equity financings, and corporate governance matters.

    Memberships & Awards

    The Best Lawyers in America®
    Who's Who in Energy, American Cities Journals, 2012-2014
    Best Lawyers in Dallas - Energy and Natural Resources, D Magazine, 2018

    Key Experience

    Documented and helped negotiate the sale of an upstream service provider to a foreign-based portfolio company of a Texas-based private equity firm
    Documented and helped negotiate the sale of a compressor company based in the Permian Basin to a private equity-backed portfolio company
    Documented and helped negotiate a multi-faceted and complex $250 million transaction leading to the purchase of a large crude oil storage and terminalling facility located in the Caribbean

    Work Experience

    2021 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2018-2021 Clark Hill PLC
    2002-2018 Strasburger & Price, LLP