Eric Johnson

Locke Lord LLP

Eric Johnson is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Capital Markets Section and has extensive experience representing private and public energy companies, including master limited partnerships, in a broad range of corporate and securities matters. For over 20 years, Eric has focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and corporate governance matters.

He has represented issuers, underwriters and selling stockholders in registered and private offerings of equity and debt securities, tender offers, and exchange offers. Eric has represented both publicly-traded and privately-held companies in numerous mergers, stock purchases, asset purchases and acquisition and disposition transactions.

He also has extensive experience representing investors and companies in venture capital transactions, including representing both lenders and borrowers in subordinated debt financings. Eric assists his publicly-traded clients on corporate governance matters. He also assists clients in connection with general commercial and contractual matters.

Representative Experience :

  • Represented Martin Midstream Partners L.P. in its $53 million common units offering, the net proceeds of which were used to acquire an asphalt terminal facility
  • Represented Marathon Oil Corporation in its $1.275 billion offering of common stock, the net proceeds of were used to strengthen its balance sheet and for general corporate purposes, including funding a portion of its drilling program
  • Represented National Oilwell Varco, Inc. in its $3 billion offering of senior notes, the net proceeds of which were used to fund National Oilwell Varco’s acquisition of Robbins & Myers
  • Represented the owner of North America’s largest interstate pipeline system in a liability management program effecting multiple cash tender offers (including dutch auction tender offers) and a private exchange offer for more than $4 billion in aggregate principal amount of outstanding bonds
  • Represented Martin Midstream Partners L.P., a master limited partnership focusing on terminalling and storage services for petroleum products and by-products, natural gas gathering and processing services and marine transportation services, in multiple registered offerings of common units raising more than $500 million in net proceeds
  • Represented a master limited partnership focused on gathering and processing natural gas produced from the Barnett Shale in a $55 million registered offering of common units, the net proceeds of which were used to reduce outstanding indebtedness under its credit facility
  • Represented one of the nation’s leading diversified natural gas companies in the remarketing of $100 million of senior notes originally issued as part of the company’s equity units
  • Represented NOW Inc. in its acquisition of Challenger Industries, Inc., a leading pipe, valves and fittings supplier for the downstream, midstream and upstream energy markets
  • Represented Now Inc. in its acquisition of an inventory management and cutting tool specialist company with operations in the U.S., Mexico, the UK and the Philippines
  • Represented NATCO Group Inc. in acquisitions of oil field equipment manufacturers and service companies located in Texas, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota
  • Represented the Special Committee of Independent Directors of one of the largest rural and suburban wireless communications services companies in its $2.8 billion stock for cash merger transaction with AT&T

Professional History :

  • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
  • Co-Chair, Locke Lord Capital Markets Section
  • Senior Staff Member, Commercial Audit, Arthur Andersen (1994-1995)

Professional Affiliations :

  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Education :

  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 1998
  • B.A., Baylor University, 1993

Admissions : Texas, 1998


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