The Current Landscape for Master Limited Partnerships

    Program Overview

    Energy companies up and down the value chain continue looking to the master limited partnership (MLP) model for their ‎infrastructure assets. This Locke Lord Energy Breakfast will provide attendees with:‎

    • An overview of MLP basics and structure (“MLP 101”)‎
    • Investment bank perspectives on MLPs and discussion of trends
    • Recent legal and legislative developments – changes in tax legislation and qualifying income issues


    Mitch Tiras (Locke Lord LLP, Partner and Chair, Corporate and Partnership Tax Section) - Mitch Tiras’ practice includes the ‎organization, structuring and capitalization of limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations for public and ‎private entities, from both a transactional and tax perspective. He also has extensive experience in the structuring of ‎master limited partnerships, “drop-downs,” debt and security offerings and analysis of qualifying income issues. He ‎works with clients on the acquisition and sales of equity interests and assets to maximize the tax and related benefits for ‎such transactions.‎

    Steve Jones (Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., Managing Director, Investment Banking) - Steve Jones serves as Managing ‎Director of Investment Banking with Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Most recently, Jones served as a Vice President with ‎Lehman Brothers in the Global Natural Resources group where he was instrumental in numerous merger, acquisition and ‎financing transactions across the oilfield services, midstream and upstream sub-sectors. Prior to that, he was a Director ‎of Corporate Development at El Paso Corporation. Earlier in his career, Jones was a Senior Associate with GulfStar ‎Group, Inc., a boutique merchant bank in Houston.‎

    Bill Swanstrom (Locke Lord LLP, Partner and Co-Chair, Energy Practice Group) - Bill Swanstrom has over 25 years of ‎experience working with energy companies in their significant acquisition, divestiture, project development and finance ‎activities. He also has substantial experience in energy private equity transactions, representing both investors and ‎companies.‎

    CLE Credit

    This program is pending approval for 1.0 hours of MCLE credit.‎


    RSVP to Ashley Cornner at acornner@lockelord.com or call 713-226-1563.‎

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