Nicole Rodriguez-Fierro

Associate, Houston

Biography

Overview

Nicole is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance group in the Firm’s Houston office. Her practice includes a broad range of oil and gas transactions, including purchase and sale agreements, joint exploration and development agreements, mergers acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Bars and Courts
Texas State Bar
Education
Juris Doctor
Tulane University School of Law
Master of Business Administration
Tulane University

A.B. Freeman School of Business

Bachelor of Arts
Vanderbilt University
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

Representation of power generation company in its $40 million working capital revolver and secured commodity hedging arrangements secured by four natural-gas fired power generation facilities located in Texas.

Representation of privately held midstream company in its $1 billion acquisition financing of pipeline systems, gas processing plants and CO2 treating facilities located in New Mexico and Colorado.

Representation of PE direct lender in $75 million delayed draw term loan facility and project financing of a 140 mile propane pipeline from Corpus Christi to Sweeney, Texas. 

Representation of Levi Strauss & Co on its acquisition of approximately 80 retail stores in Bolivia, Chile and Peru.

Representation of Motiva Enterprises in connection with its acquisition of Flint Hills Resources’ chemical plant in Port Arthur, Texas.

Representation of Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, in its US$550 million minority investment in Oryx Midstream Services, the largest privately held crude operator in the Permian Basin, from an affiliate of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. 

Representation of Deutsche Bank in connection with a US$650 million term loan to Salt Creek Midstream for development and expansion in the Delaware Basin. 

Representation of Deutsche Bank in connection with a US$350 million term loan to EPIC for development and expansion in Texas. 

Representation of WaterBridge Resources LLC in infrastructure acquisitions in Texas and Oklahoma. 

Publications

"Private Equity in Upstream Oil & Gas Transactions: The Evolution of Purchase and Sale Agreements," Chapter 7, Seventieth Annual Institute on Oil & Gas Law