Mr. Burleson’s experience is broad-based, and includes oil and gas law as well as mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities. He represents independent oil and gas companies, private equity groups, senior and mezzanine lenders, and other public and privately held businesses in the energy sector.
Specifically, his practice centers on structuring acquisitions and divestitures and other M&A transactions, including negotiation and documentation of letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements, equity contribution, subordinated debt, partnership and shareholder agreements, and senior secured loan and security agreements.
Mr. Burleson has written numerous articles for energy, business, and mainstream media, including The Houston Business Journal, and Oil & Gas Financial Journal. His opinion-page column assessing the potential impact that new Energy Secretary of Steven Chu might have on the oil and gas industry was published in The Houston Chronicle.
His professional affiliations include membership in the American Bar Association (Sections on Business Law, International Law and Natural Resources, and Energy and Environmental Law); the State Bar of Texas (Sections on Oil & Gas Law, Commercial Financial Services, Corporate, Business Law, and Real Estate); the Energy Bar Association; and the Houston Bar Association.
Mr. Burleson earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.
Burleson Cooke has earned a reputation as the energy law firm the energy industry goes to. Serving clients in the upstream and midstream segments, it provides counsel to oil and gas producers, transportation companies, storage and processing businesses, and energy service providers.
The firm’s far-reaching capabilities include mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; finance; private equity; venture capital; securities; corporate governance and compliance; patents and intellectual property; title review; real estate; litigation; bankruptcy/restructuring and environmental.