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Jules S. Brenner

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Dallas

901 Main Street
Suite 6000
Dallas, TX 75202
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Fax: 214.659.4148
Education
J.D., Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 2002, International Law Review Association, President
B.A., University of Maryland-College Park, College Park, Maryland, 1972
State Bar Licenses
Texas
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Jules S. Brenner

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Jules Brenner serves as the co-chair of Clark Hill Strasburger's Oil & Gas practice. He represents privately held oil and gas exploration and production and oil field service companies. Jules regularly advises his exploration and production clients in the acquisition and divestiture of working, leasehold, royalty, and mineral interests in producing and non-producing properties, as well as lease negotiations, corporate mergers and acquisitions, private placements of debt and equity, and negotiating and drafting key transactional and corporate documents, including drilling agreements and participation agreements.

Prior to becoming an attorney and joining Strasburger, Jules was an executive for over 20 years with a number of privately held oil and gas exploration and production companies. Jules' work during this time included senior management and advisory roles, including direct involvement in numerous private placements of equity and/or debt, and analyzing, structuring, and negotiating the sale, purchase, and development of tangible and intangible oil and gas related assets.

EXPERIENCE

  • Documented, and helped negotiate, the sale of an upstream service provider to a foreign-based portfolio company of a Texas private equity firm.
  • Documented, and helped negotiate, the sale of a compressor company based in the Permian Basin to a private equity-backed portfolio company.
  • Documented, and helped negotiate, the sale of a service company based in Houston to a private equity-backed portfolio company.
  • Documented, and helped negotiate, a $200 million private equity commitment for client.
  • Negotiated and drafted complex agreements on behalf of an oil and gas producer with a private equity group providing debt funding for overhead and drilling of wells in California.
  • Documented, and helped negotiate, the purchase of a 50 percent interest in two oil fields in the Los Angeles Basin.
  • Documented, and helped negotiate, a complex sale of partnership interests, including division of oil and gas properties and interests in future income, and contribution of oil and gas leases and assets, to new private equity funded company.
  • Documented, and helped negotiate, a complex tri-party joint development and operating agreements in connection with exploration and development of a 700,000 acre concession in Columbia.
  • Documented, and helped negotiate, the purchase of non-operated working interests in 214 producing wells in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana.
  • Documented, and helped negotiate, the sale of over 26,000 net mineral acres in Southeast Texas, including a complex exchange of non-participating royalty interests involving such minerals and over 40,000 other net mineral acres.
  • Structured, negotiated, and documented the acquisition of over 10,000 net leasehold acres in the Utica Shale in Ohio.
  • Structured, negotiated, and documented the purchase of leasehold interests in 60,000 undeveloped leasehold acres in the Bakken Shale in North Dakota.
  • Structured, negotiated, and documented a three-party transaction involving the simultaneous acquisition and sale of 5,000 net mineral acres in the Utica Shale in Ohio.
  • Structured, negotiated, and documented a three-party transaction involving the simultaneous acquisition and sale of producing and non-producing properties in East Texas.
  • Handled purchase from U.S. Bankruptcy Court of a waterflood project in West Texas.

Presentations

Awards/Achievements
Named among The Best Lawyers in America - Corporate Law by Best Lawyers (2019)
Listed among Who's Who in Energy by American Cities Journals (2012-2014)
D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas for 2018 - Energy and Natural Resources
Memberships
Dallas Petroleum Club, Wildcatters Committee, Membership Committee (2013, 2016), Development Committee (2015)
ADAM (Acquisitions, Divestitures and Mergers) Energy Forum, Member
Practice Areas
Corporate Law
Industries
Energy & UtilitiesOil & Gas