Overview

Bill McDonald is an energy attorney in Holland & Knight's Houston office. Mr. McDonald focuses his practice on advising clients concerning corporate and securities matters in the oil, gas and other mineral sectors, as well as in related technology fields. He assists clients in organizing private equity funds as well as in cross-border mergers, related private and public securities matters, and project finance matters, including infrastructure projects.

Advising clients in matters around the globe, Mr. McDonald has particular experience in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Canada. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.

Representative Experience

  • represented an oil and gas investment fund in a property acquisition transaction
  • represented an international exploration company in an unwinding production joint venture
  • represented a master limited partnership (MLP) company in a transportation joint venture
  • represented a private equity group in acquiring U.S. biorefinery
  • represented a private equity group in acquiring U.S. refinery
  • represented a Texas manufacturer in recapitalization following product recalls
  • represented a private equity group in planning and organizing parallel for-profit and not-for-profit oil and gas investment funds
  • represented a trading company in investing in new crude terminal partnership
  • represented an international exploration and production joint venture
  • represented a national oil company in the purchase of domestic refinery
  • represented a trading company in cross-border crude joint marketing agreement
  • represented an international exploration company in a cross-border public offering in Canada
  • represented an exploration and production company in the sale to a Canadian public company
  • represented an earth observing spacecraft developer in financing technology development
  • represented a national oil company in organizing and developing a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal
  • represented a gas to power consortium in developing grid in Africa
  • represented several national oil companies in acquiring and managing domestic and international energy assets
  • represented a retail electric provider concerning long-term renewable power purchase agreements
  • represented an international investment consortium in acquiring offshore drilling rigs
  • represented a private exploration and production company in financing Latin American projects
  • represented a private equity group in acquiring and taking private a public exploration and production company
  • represented a private developer of a Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) project in Africa
  • represented a manufacturer in a reorganization to create a pass-through entity
  • represented a biotechnology company in initial public offering
  • represented an underground natural gas storage facility developer in financing its development activities

Credentials

Education
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Memberships
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Boy Scouts of America Sam Houston Area Council, Former Member, Board of Directors and Adult Leader
  • University of Houston Law Alumni Association
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Corporate Law, 2015-2022
  • H Texas magazine, Houston's Top Lawyers, 2016

Publications

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