Matthew Einbinder

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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Travis Street 600
Houston 77002 TX US

Matthew P. Einbinder is a Partner in Simpson Thacher’s Houston office, where he regularly represents lenders and borrowers in banking and credit transactions, including acquisition financing, energy-related and project financings, and credit derivatives transactions.

Matt’s recent clients have included Blackstone, Energy Capital Partners, First Reserve, JPMorgan, KKR, Peabody Energy Corporation and RBC. His recent experience includes the representation of:

  • Lonestar Generation LLC, a Blackstone portfolio company, in financing related to its $685 million acquisition of three gas-fired generating facilities in Texas
  • RBC, as administrative agent, in a $240 million term loan b and revolving facility to finance the construction of the cross-border Vantage Pipeline
  • JPMorgan in a variety of financings, including reserve based revolving facilities for Quicksilver Resources Inc. and the acquisition financing for Exco Resources’ $1 billion acquisition of assets from Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Peabody Energy Corporation in its $2.85 billion credit facility and its financing arrangements related to its acquisition of Macarthur Coal Limited
  • Federal Reserve Board of New York in the financing of Maiden Lane LLC’s acquisition of $29 billion of assets from JPMorgan in connection with its acquisition of Bear Stearns

Matt has been also recognized as a leader in his field by Chambers USA, which reports that he is praised by clients for being “polished, thoughtful and quick” and always “deliver[ing] as promised.” He also co-authored, with Corporate Partner Robert Rabalais, a chapter titled “Oil and Gas Reserve-Based Lending” in LSTA publication The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Structured Finance 2014.

Matt received his J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law in 2005, where he was on the Editorial Board of the Virginia Law Review, and his B.S. from Columbia University in 2000 in applied mathematics.  He is admitted to practice in Texas, the District of Columbia, New York and California.

Education :

  • University of Virginia School of Law, 2005 J.D. , Virginia Law Review, Editorial Board, 2005
  • Columbia University, 2000 B.S.

Admissions :

  • Texas 2013
  • District of Columbia 2012
  • New York 2008
  • California 2005


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