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Lisa Smith focuses on energy and infrastructure project development, with an emphasis on construction.  Lisa represents owners and developers in a broad range of energy-related transactions in the oil and gas, power, and infrastructure sectors, including EPC contracts, mergers and acquisitions, project financing and real estate.

Lisa advises clients with respect to energy projects of all types and at all stages of ownership and operation, including acquisition, development, construction, operation and divestiture of power plants, petrochemical facilities, pipelines, terminal facilities and transportation projects.

In addition, Lisa assists clients in drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements, including fuel supply and transportation agreements, master purchase agreements for services and equipment, operation and maintenance agreements, real estate leases and easements.

Lisa also has significant experience representing clients on the sponsor side in public-private partnerships.

Before joining the firm, Lisa worked for another major Houston law firm where she specialized in energy and infrastructure project development, and most recently in-house at Dynegy Inc. supporting all aspects of the strategy and operations groups.

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Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, with honors, Order of the Coif

B.A. History, Rice University, cum laude

Texas

Matters

Petrologistics, in documenting EPC, EPCM and other service contracts for a propane dehydrogenation facility.

Royal Vopak and Bahamas Oil Refining Company, in completing EPC and EPCM documents for expansion of marine terminal facilities in Port of Houston and Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage LLC, in the acquisition, development, construction and financing of an approximately 317 MW compressed air energy storage development project to be located in Texas, including documenting major equipment purchase, EPC and cavern-creation-related contracts.

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Petrologistics, in documenting EPC, EPCM and other service contracts for a propane dehydrogenation facility.

Royal Vopak and Bahamas Oil Refining Company, in completing EPC and EPCM documents for expansion of marine terminal facilities in Port of Houston and Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage LLC, in the acquisition, development, construction and financing of an approximately 317 MW compressed air energy storage development project to be located in Texas, including documenting major equipment purchase, EPC and cavern-creation-related contracts.

Independent power developer, in EPC contract for 689-megawatt natural-gas-fired power plant.

Dynegy Inc., in multimillion-dollar asset and equity mergers and acquisitions of power generation facilities.

Tenaska, in the development and purchase agreement with Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) for construction of a proposed 800 MW natural gas-fueled electric generation station in Brownsville, Texas.

Calpine Corporation, in the sale of an undivided interest in the 1,038 MW combined-cycle Freestone Energy Center to Rayburn County Electric Cooperative, Inc.; transaction included the negotiation of a joint ownership agreement and the related operating, service and management contracts.

Alinda Capital Partners, in the $800 million acquisition of InterPark, a central business district and off-airport parking business.

SH 130 Concession Company LLC, a joint venture indirectly owned by Cintra Infraestructuras, S.A. and Zachry/Hastings, in the negotiation and closing of the concession and $1.36 billion funding package for construction and operation of the final two segments of SH 130 between Austin and Seguin.

North Tarrant Express Mobility Partners, established by Cintra Infraestructuras, S.A., Meridiam Infrastructure and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, in the comprehensive development agreement and the project financing for the $2 billion North Tarrant Express project; awarded Transport Deal of the Year 2009 by Infrastructure Journal.

LBJ Infrastructure Group, established by Cintra Infraestructuras, S.A., Meridiam Infrastructure and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, in the comprehensive development agreement and financing for the $2.8 billion IH-635 (LBJ Freeway) Managed Lanes Project.

Matters

Petrologistics, in documenting EPC, EPCM and other service contracts for a propane dehydrogenation facility.

Royal Vopak and Bahamas Oil Refining Company, in completing EPC and EPCM documents for expansion of marine terminal facilities in Port of Houston and Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage LLC, in the acquisition, development, construction and financing of an approximately 317 MW compressed air energy storage development project to be located in Texas, including documenting major equipment purchase, EPC and cavern-creation-related contracts.

See more
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Close

Matters

Petrologistics, in documenting EPC, EPCM and other service contracts for a propane dehydrogenation facility.

Royal Vopak and Bahamas Oil Refining Company, in completing EPC and EPCM documents for expansion of marine terminal facilities in Port of Houston and Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage LLC, in the acquisition, development, construction and financing of an approximately 317 MW compressed air energy storage development project to be located in Texas, including documenting major equipment purchase, EPC and cavern-creation-related contracts.

Independent power developer, in EPC contract for 689-megawatt natural-gas-fired power plant.

Dynegy Inc., in multimillion-dollar asset and equity mergers and acquisitions of power generation facilities.

Tenaska, in the development and purchase agreement with Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) for construction of a proposed 800 MW natural gas-fueled electric generation station in Brownsville, Texas.

Calpine Corporation, in the sale of an undivided interest in the 1,038 MW combined-cycle Freestone Energy Center to Rayburn County Electric Cooperative, Inc.; transaction included the negotiation of a joint ownership agreement and the related operating, service and management contracts.

Alinda Capital Partners, in the $800 million acquisition of InterPark, a central business district and off-airport parking business.

SH 130 Concession Company LLC, a joint venture indirectly owned by Cintra Infraestructuras, S.A. and Zachry/Hastings, in the negotiation and closing of the concession and $1.36 billion funding package for construction and operation of the final two segments of SH 130 between Austin and Seguin.

North Tarrant Express Mobility Partners, established by Cintra Infraestructuras, S.A., Meridiam Infrastructure and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, in the comprehensive development agreement and the project financing for the $2 billion North Tarrant Express project; awarded Transport Deal of the Year 2009 by Infrastructure Journal.

LBJ Infrastructure Group, established by Cintra Infraestructuras, S.A., Meridiam Infrastructure and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, in the comprehensive development agreement and financing for the $2.8 billion IH-635 (LBJ Freeway) Managed Lanes Project.

Credentials

J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, with honors, Order of the Coif

B.A. History, Rice University, cum laude

Texas