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Haynes and Boone

Kraig Grahmann

Kraig Grahmann

Partner

Expertise

  • Energy Finance
  • Energy Investment Funds and MLPs
  • Energy Power and Natural Resources
  • Finance

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Haynes and Boone
Texas, U.S.A.

Profile
Kraig Grahmann is a partner in the Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group, and is the head of Haynes and Boone's Energy Finance Practice Group. His practice is focused on the representation of banks, private capital providers and upstream energy companies in financing transactions and equity investments and the representation of oil and gas companies in acquisition, divestiture and joint development transactions. He also has significant experience working with ISDA agreements and has been involved in a number of E&P bankruptcies.

Bar Admissions

Texas

Education

J.D., University of Houston School of Law, 2008, cum laude; Order of the Barons; Notes and Comments Editor, Houston Law Review
B.A., Political Science and Managerial Studies, Rice University, 2005, magna cum laude
Areas of Practice

Energy Finance | Energy Investment Funds and MLPs | Energy Power and Natural Resources | Finance | Mergers and Acquisitions | Oil and Gas

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Energy lenders in senior and mezzanine syndicated, club and sole bank facilities ($10 million to $3 billion) in connection with secured reserve based oil and gas production loans and development loans, including preparation and negotiation of credit facilities, intercreditor agreements, mortgages and related loan documents.

Representation of capital providers and management teams for exploration and production companies.

Acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas properties in Texas, Alabama, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming and Gulf of Mexico.

Workouts and debt restructurings on behalf of energy lenders and borrowers and bankruptcy related oil and gas transactions.
Articles

The Power to Press Pause: Remedies Available to Secured Energy Lenders that do not Require Direct Ownership of Oil and Gas Properties
Haynes and Boone, April 2020

Amidst price wars, a global pandemic, and the diminished demand for oil, E&P borrowers and secured lenders face inevitable credit agreement defaults ahead (if not already). Although real property foreclosure of oil and gas assets is often seen as a secured lender’s primary remedy, negative oil prices, operational challenges and the potential for liability may leave some banks contemplating whether a real property foreclosure is the best course of action...

A Sigh of Relief: Oil and Gas Lender not Liable, as Mortgagee, for Failure to Release Expired Leases
Haynes and Boone, July 2018

In the latest ruling from the contentious Gloria’s Ranch case (Gloria's Ranch, L.L.C. v. Tauren Exploration, Inc., 2018 La. LEXIS 1694), the Supreme Court of Louisiana reversed the lower courts’ decisions that held Wells Fargo Energy Capital, Inc...

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