Oil & Gas – Securities

Clark Hill’s securities attorneys assist public and private clients with all types of equity and capital raising transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. Our team assists clients in the following ways:

  • Counsel issuers on all aspects of the structure and management of such transactions, including analysis of registration requirements and exemptions therefrom
  • Prepare offering materials, including registration statements and prospectuses, FINRA and stock exchange filings, private placement memoranda, and state blue sky registrations and filings
  • Advise publicly-traded clients on reporting and compliance requirements under applicable federal and state securities laws
  • Assist publicly-traded clients in the preparation of periodic reports, proxy statements, and other securities filings, as well as earnings and press releases


As a complement to our securities practice, our attorneys are experienced in all aspects of governance and compliance counseling for both privately- and publicly-held entities, including board and board committee composition, process, and independence, corporate policies, internal controls, and representation of special committees.


Representation of a public oil and energy exploration company in its strategic acquisition/merger of another public oil and energy exploration company.

Represented oil and gas exploration company regarding formation of oil and gas well drilling programs.
Represented mineral owners for oil and gas lease negotiations.
Represented financial institutions as lender to exploration companies.
Represented international power producer in litigation brought by state attorney general resulting in dismissal of claims