Tiras, Mitch

Mitch Tiras

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Mitch Tiras is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. Mitch's 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 works with clients on the acquisition and sales of equity interests and assets to maximize tax and related benefits for such transactions.

Mitch Tiras is a member of the Firm's Executive Committee. Mitch's 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 works with clients on the acquisition and sales of equity interests and assets to maximize tax and related benefits for such transactions.

Named to The Best Lawyers in America® and Chambers USA for Tax Law, Mitch is a frequent speaker for CLE and CPE on various tax and business planning topics.

Mitch's experience includes representation of:

  • NGP, through NGP Energy Technology Partners III, in aggregate equity commitments of over $100 million to Segue Renewables I, LLC
  • WildFire Energy, LLC, in its acquisition of Hawkwood Energy
  • NGP, through NGP Natural Resources XII, L.P., and NGP Royalty Partners, L.P., in $150 million of aggregate equity commitments to Mesa Minerals Partners II, LLC
  • C4 Imaging, a life science and medical device company, in a completed round of financing, which included a significant institutional investment led by Stoneworth Financial, LLC
  • The management team of FourPass Energy, LLC, in a capital commitment of $900 million from Oaktree Capital Management and the management team, including $600 million in initial equity, with an option to upsize the commitment by $300 million
  • The management team of Felix Energy II, LLC, in connection with the sale of assets to WPX Energy, Inc., for cash and securities
  • Catapult Energy Services Group, LLC, in connection with Covenant Testing Technologies, LLC's equity-for-equity combination with Stuart Pressure Control, LLC, a portfolio company of White Deer Energy
  • M6 Midstream LLC in equity commitments from management, Yorktown Energy Partners, GSO Capital, Ridgemont Equity Partners, Bengas Midstream and Martin Sustainable Resources
  • Energy & Minerals Group in connection with equity financing of Spur Energy Partners, LLC, with total commitments in excess of $1 billion
  • Trace Midstream in its combination with Gemini Midstream
  • 547 Energy in equity commitments from management and affiliates of Quantum Energy Partners
  • Edgewater Midstream, LLC, in an initial capital commitment of $400 million from EnCap Flatrock Midstream and the Edgewater management team
  • Woodland Midstream II, LLC, in the announced acquisition of the James Lake System from a privately owned seller
  • Generation Pipeline LLC in connection with the sale of Generation Pipeline to NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC, and its member companies, DTE Energy Company and Enbridge Inc., for approximately $160 million
  • AMP Americas II, LLC, in a $75 million investment for new dairy RNG projects led by EIV Capital and existing AMP investors
  • The management team of WildFire Energy, LLC, in equity commitments exceeding $1 billion from management, Warburg Pincus LLC and Kayne Private Energy Income Funds
  • AMP Americas in the sale of its 20 ampCNG fueling stations to American Natural Gas LLC for $41 million
  • Spur Energy Partners LLC in an acquisition from Percussion Petroleum LLC of its Permian Northwest Shelf assets, which includes interests in approximately 380 gross producing wells and 22,000 net acres situated in the core of the Yeso formation as well as associated water and midstream assets
  • Lodestar Energy Group LLC in the acquisition of a set of rail logistic assets from Stolt-Nielsen Ltd.
  • Momentum Midstream in the sale of the company's 38 percent stake in Utica East Ohio Midstream system (UEO) to Williams Cos. Named Midstream Transaction of the Year by the Association for Corporate Growth Houston
  • The management team of Flat Creek Resources, LLC, in a $405 million equity commitment from EnCap Energy Capital Fund XI, L.P.
  • WildHorse Resource Development Corporation in the acquisition of approximately 111,000 net acres and associated production from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co L.P. for aggregate consideration of $625 million. Named Oil and Gas Deal of the Year (<$1B) by the Association for Corporate Growth Houston
  • Various joint venture arrangements between exploration and midstream companies
  • Sponsor of investment fund for energy investment partnership for commitments in excess of $1 billion
  • Private equity firm for over $1 billion investment in project finance project for midstream venture
  • Investor in $100 million equity investment in company focusing in manufacturing and marketing of biodiesel fuel and biodiesel plant construction, including numerous follow-on equity investments
  • Investors in numerous other equity investments in various energy companies ranging from $50 million to $1 billion
  • Numerous portfolios companies in asset and equity sales ranging from $20 million to $3 billion
  • Private equity firms for restructuring of existing portfolio companies, including corporate and tax analysis of transactions
  • Numerous master limited partnerships for acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, joint ventures, tax opinions for qualified income, "drop down" transactions and conflict committee representation
  • Pension fund in negotiation of various investments in private equity funds
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Education
  • LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1993
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston, 1992
  • B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1989
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1992
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Tax Court
Professional Affiliations
    • Board Member and Former Chair, Tax Section, Houston Bar Association
    • Former Chair, Partnership and Real Estate Tax Committee, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
Awards & Recognitions
    • Named, The Best Lawyers in America®, Tax Law (2006-2022)
    • Named, Chambers USA, Tax in Texas (2017-2021)
    • Named, Super Lawyers® Texas Rising Star, Tax (2004-2006)
Community Leadership
    • Advisory Board Member, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation