Michael Rooke

Of Counsel

Overview

Mike Rooke practices primarily in the areas of corporate, real estate, financial services and energy. He handles sophisticated, large-scale business transactions throughout the United States and abroad. Mike has represented entrepreneurs, and privately and publicly owned companies whose shares are traded on United States and foreign exchanges. His clients include petrochemical companies, energy and oilfield service companies, commercial real estate investment and development companies and lending institutions.

Mike has over 45 years of experience advising clients in a wide variety of business transactions, including purchase and sale of assets, mergers and acquisitions, financing arrangements and structuring of transactions. Mike's client have included:

  • Amegy Bank NA
  • Monument Chemical
  • CBI Ltd.
  • Dexco Polymers
  • IKON Office Solutions
  • Johann Haltermann Ltd.
  • LNR Commercial Real Estate Corp.
  • Mark I Energy
  • Merisol Petrochemicals
  • Millennium Petrochemicals
  • PGS Exploration (U.S.)
  • Rolls Royce Canada Ltd.
  • The Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland

Mike also assists clients with a wide variety of general corporate matters. These have included contracts, policy guidelines, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, equity and debt financings (including tax free bond financings), convertible debt, secured transactions, shareholder agreements, rights of first refusal, buy/sell agreements, put options and registration rights.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Member, Houston Museum of Fine Arts
  • Member, Houston Country Club
  • Member, Nehemiah Center
  • Member, First Presbyterian Church

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
    • Real Estate (2003-2005, 2007)
    • Banking (2003-2005, 2007)
    • Business/Corporate (2003-2005, 2007)
  • Recognized, AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™

Education

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, (1966)
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, (1964)
    • Government and Law

Admissions

  • Texas (1966)

Capabilities