Gregory T. Meeks

Partner

Overview

Greg Meeks is a merger and acquisition attorney, representing a wide variety of clients, including public and private companies, board committees, private equity funds and private equity portfolio companies. Greg’s M&A clients operate in a wide range of industry sectors, including energy (upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas operations), oilfield services, chemicals, manufacturing and entertainment.

While Greg’s practice is centered in the dynamic Houston market, a number of his clients are located across the U.S. and abroad. His typical clients are fast-paced and entrepreneurial, where business buyers are often trying to achieve growth and scale. Clients rely on Greg’s experience in complex merger and acquisition execution, as well on his legal counsel on day-to-day management, governance, contracts, executive retention and compensation, and finance matters.

Greg also serves as the Business Law Department – Houston Office Chair.

Representative Energy Experience

  • Represented BP in the acquisition of Utica shale leasehold assets
  • Represented a joint venture between BP and a multinational chemical company in the acquisition of a biofuels facility in Missouri
  • Represented an energy company in a substantial Marcellus/Utica to Gulf Coast natural gas liquids pipeline joint venture, with a fractionation plant and marine export terminal in Louisiana
  • Represented a pipeline company in the sale of a pipeline system in Pennsylvania
  • Represented a pipeline company in the negotiation of three precedent agreements for construction of natural gas pipelines
  • Represented a Houston private equity firm in the acquisition of a pipeline system in the Permian basin
  • Represented a Houston private equity firm in the development of a crude tall oil fractionation facility in Texas
  • Represented a Houston private equity firm in the formation of a joint venture to develop a natural gas storage facility, and in the subsequent sale of the developed facility
  • Represented an energy company in divestiture of U.S. solar assets
  • Represented a global natural gas compression company in the sale of several natural gas fueling stations serving municipal mass transit systems

Other Representative Experience

  • Advised on a family's sale of its interest in Gulf Winds International, Inc
  • Advised on the purchase of a transit corporation with business operations in Virginia and Pennsylvania
  • Represented a parent company in the sale of its subsidiary, a Texas-based hydro excavation services company
  • Represented Ricoh Americas Holding, Inc., a leading Japanese imaging and electronics company, in its acquisition of mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc., a U.S. IT outsourcing and cloud computing company
  • Represented an Alabama-based steel-recycling company in the sale of its membership interests to a Mexican corporation
  • Represented International IT, a business and HR consulting public company in preferred stock offering

 

     

     

    Professional Affiliations

    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

    Community Involvement

    • Member, Advisory Board, Children's Museum of Houston (2013-present)

    Education

    • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, (2002), magna cum laude
    • B.A., Rice University, (1992)
      • Biology

    Admissions

    • Texas State Courts (2002)
    • Texas (2002)

Representative Matters

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Acquisition of wastewater collection assets from a privately-owned South Carolina utilities
Purchase of distressed tool company by a private investor
Represent Houston-based private equity firm in the sale of electric power generation facility in Texas

Capabilities