Overview

Kurt Summers is a financial services attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office. Mr. Summers represents clients in lending and structured finance transactions, with an emphasis on oil and gas and asset-based financing transactions, and commodity hedges and other derivatives transactions. His experience includes lead arranger and borrower representations – secured and unsecured – ranging from small club deals to large syndicated transactions, as well as volumetric production payment transactions.

Representative Experience

  • Advised on a $2.5 billion credit facility for a public, investment grade master limited partnership (MLP) operator of midstream energy assets
  • Advised on a $2 billion senior secured credit facility for a public oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Advised on a $800 million credit facility for a public MLP operator of midstream energy assets
  • Advised on a $500 million senior secured credit facility for a public MLP operator of oil and gas assets
  • Advised on a $500 million senior secured credit facility for a public midstream energy limited partnership
  • Advised on a $500 million senior secured credit facility for a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Advised on a $500 million credit facility for a public integrated natural gas company
  • Advised on a $400 million credit facility for a public MLP operator of natural gas storage facilities
  • Advised on a $400 million credit facility for a public MLP operator of midstream energy assets
  • Advised on a $255 million senior secured credit facility for a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company

  • Advised on a $4 billion revolving credit facility and $1.4 billion term loan facility for a public, investment grade international oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Advised on a $2.5 billion senior secured credit facility for a public integrated oil and gas exploration and production and midstream company
  • Advised on a $1.25 billion credit facility for a public, investment grade oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Advised on a $1 billion credit facility for a public oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Advised on a $850 million senior secured credit facility for a public midstream MLP
  • Advised on a $750 million senior secured credit facility for a public oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Advised on a $750 million senior secured credit facility for a privately held offshore oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Advised on a $500 million senior secured credit facility for a public oil and gas exploration and production company in connection with reverse triangular merger
  • Advised on a $500 million senior secured credit facility for a public oil and gas minerals company in connection with an initial public offering (IPO)
  • Advised on a $400 million senior secured credit facility for a private equity-backed midstream joint venture
  • Advised on a $350 million senior secured credit facility for a private equity-backed midstream joint venture
  • Advised on a $250 million senior secured credit facility for a private equity-backed salt water disposal company
  • Advised on a $200 million senior secured credit facility for a public oil and gas exploration and production company
  • Advised on a $200 million senior secured credit facility for a public concrete and aggregate company
  • Advised on a $150 million senior secured delayed draw "unitranche" term loan facility for an independent oil and gas exploration and production company, together with $65 million of convertible preferred units
  • Advised on a $100 million senior secured credit facility for a private equity-backed midstream company
  • Advised on a $100 million senior secured credit facility for a joint venture partner of midstream joint venture
  • Advised on a $55 million senior secured delayed-draw "unitranche" term loan facility for an oil and gas solid waste landfill
  • Advised on numerous senior secured credit facilities for upstream and midstream portfolio companies of private equity sponsors, with aggregate lending commitments ranging from $100 million to $500 million

  • Handled seven transactions with purchase prices ranging from $180 million to $1.15 billion for the second-largest producer of U.S. natural gas (represented investment advisor to volumetric production payment (VPP) seller)
  • Advised on a $120 million transaction for a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company (represented VPP buyer)
  • Advised on a $45 million transaction for a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company (represented VPP seller)
  • Advised on a $34 million transaction for a privately held oil and gas exploration and production company (represented VPP buyer)

  • Represent both lenders and borrowers in asset-based loan transactions, with revolving and/or term commitments, for a wide range of industry sectors
  • Represent both issuers, indenture trustees and/or collateral agents in public and private notes offerings
  • Represent both debtors and creditors in other structured finance transactions, secured and unsecured, with collateral for secured transactions varying across a wide range of personal property, fixtures and/or real property
  • Represent oil and gas producers and other end users in negotiating International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Master Agreements and similar agreements for physical and financial hedging contracts
  • Represent debtors, creditors and other stakeholders in out-of-court negotiated restructuring of debt agreements

Credentials

Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • Texas Tech University, MBA
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • New York
  • Texas
Memberships
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
Honors & Awards
  • Texas Super Lawyers magazine, Rising Star, 2016-2017

Publications

Speaking Engagements