Smith, Mechelle

Mechelle Smith

Senior Counsel
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Mechelle Smith is a senior counsel practicing corporate law. Mechelle's practice is primarily focused on merger and acquisition transactions, with a concentration on transactions in the oilfield services and midstream industries. She also has experience in private equity transactions and general corporate and commercial matters.

Mechelle Smith is a senior counsel practicing corporate law. Mechelle's practice is primarily focused on merger and acquisition transactions, with a concentration on transactions in the oilfield services and midstream industries. She also has experience in private equity transactions and general corporate and commercial matters.

  • Represented a publicly traded oilfield product and services company in its $811 million acquisition of a distributor of oilfield products.
  • Represented a publicly traded oilfield product and services company in its $777 million acquisition of a manufacturer of products and materials for the energy market.
  • Represented an oilfield services company in the $121 million disposition of its business to a private equity fund.
  • Represented an energy technology company in the $122 million disposition of its business to a publicly traded oilfield services company.
  • Represented a publicly traded midstream energy company in its $377 million acquisition of gathering assets in the Marcellus Shale.
  • Represented a publicly traded midstream energy company in its $95 million acquisition of gathering assets in the Marcellus Shale.
  • Represented a publicly traded energy company in the $7.15 billion disposition of its exploration and production business.
  • Represented private equity funds with respect to a number of investments in various oilfield product and services companies.
  • Represented a private equity fund with respect to investments in various energy technology start-up companies.
  • Represented a private equity fund with respect to investments in various oil and gas production companies.
  • Represented retail power and natural gas marketers in various secured supply arrangements.
  • Represented a regional bank in the $1 billion disposition of its business to a publicly traded financial services company.
  • Represented a facility services company in the $300 million disposition of its business.
  • Represented a publicly traded software company with respect to various acquisitions.
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Education
  • J.D.,

    cum laude

    , The University of Texas School of Law, 2005

    Order of the Coif
    Associate Editor, Texas Law Review

  • B.S.,

    summa cum laude

    , Texas A&M University, 1994
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2005
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Houston Bar Association
    • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association