Benton, Henry D.

Henry D. Benton

Associate
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Henry Benton's practice focuses on corporate law and oil, gas and energy law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, upstream and midstream transactions and corporate governance. He has experience in representing private companies and private equity funds across several industries, including agriculture, real estate, hospitality, health care, oil and gas and technology.

Henry Benton's practice focuses on corporate law and oil, gas and energy law, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, upstream and midstream transactions and corporate governance. He has experience in representing private companies and private equity funds across several industries, including agriculture, real estate, hospitality, health care, oil and gas and technology.

Henry has been involved in the following transactions:

  • Represented large privately held agricultural equipment dealer in acquisition of John Deere dealerships
  • Represented Texas-based oil and gas company in acquisition of operated oil and gas assets in the Marietta Basin in southern Oklahoma
  • Assisted in representing Comstock Resources, Inc., in its acquisition of Covey Park Energy LLC
  • Assisted in representing Texas-based oil and gas company in purchase of Harvest Oil & Gas’ interests in the San Juan Basin
  • Assisted in representing Matador Resources Company and its midstream affiliate San Mateo Midstream, LLC, in long-term crude purchase contracts and crude transportation contracts with affiliates of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.
  • Assisted in representing Merit Energy Company in MMGJ Hugoton III, LLC’s acquisition of 100 percent of the issued share capital of BHP Billiton Petroleum (Arkansas), Inc. and 100 percent of the membership interests in BHP Billiton Petroleum (Fayetteville) LLC from BHP Billiton Ltd. for $300 million
  • Assisted in representing an affiliate of Cox Oil in the completion of the merger between affiliates of Cox and Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc., along with the associated financing arrangements
  • Assisted in representing client in purchase of offshore mineral interest through Chapter 11 proceedings
  • Assisted in representing client in the sale of high-spec well service rigs to publically traded energy services company
  • Assisted in representing private company in sale of core Delaware Basin minerals
  • Assisted in representing Matador Resources Company in a group of long-term natural gas, crude oil and produced water midstream contracts with San Mateo Midstream LLC involving Matador’s properties in the Delaware Basin
  • Assisted in representing a leading private investment firm with over $70 billion of assets under management and a number of its portfolio companies in connection with a broad array of commercial transactions
  • Assisted in representing agricultural equipment company in its sale of 11 John Deere dealerships located in South Texas
  • Assisted in representing global hospitality and travel company in its sale of national restaurant chain
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Education
  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2013
    Oklahoma Law Review, Business and Marketing Editor
    Dean's List
    Phi Delta Phi
  • B.A., Journalism and Public Relations, University of Oklahoma, 2008
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2013
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star, Energy & Natural Resources (2020)
Community Leadership
    • Member, University of Oklahoma College of Law Young Alumni Board
    • Member, Elizabeth Toon Charities Shootout Committee