Stuart R. Zisman focuses on energy projects and related transactions in the midstream, downstream and power energy sectors. As a partner in our Mergers & Acquisitions and Global Transactions practices, Stuart represents clients in a broad range of energy-related transactions.
Stuart counsels clients on energy projects and transactions in the midstream and downstream energy sectors, including electric power. He is familiar with energy projects of all types and at all stages of ownership and operation, from early development through operating life cycles, including acquisition, development, construction, completion, optimization and divestiture.
Stuart frequently provides clients with legal support for electric generation projects (both conventional and renewable), as well as storage, processing and fractionation facilities, gas and liquids pipelines, and refineries and terminals.
In addition, Stuart handles all types of commercial agreements, including structured commodity transactions/offtake agreements (including lien structures and related inter-creditor agreements), joint venture agreements, gathering, processing and storage/terminaling agreements, energy trading marketing and financing, development agreements, and purchase and sales agreements for assets or equity.
Stuart has more than two decades of energy experience (including more than 10 years working for banks and energy companies both as internal counsel and on the business side). Prior to joining the firm, he: (i) was the co-head of Bracewell’s power, trading and renewables practice; (ii) led Macquarie Energy LLC’s energy asset strategy, (iii) managed the commercial services function for Fortis Energy/Cinergy Marketing & Trading in connection with its physical and financial North American energy commodity platform; (iv) led the Acquisition and Development group for Duke Energy North America; and (v) worked at Enron North America acting initially as primary counsel in support of ENA’s eastern power origination group and, subsequently, as a senior member of its corporate development group.
Areas of Experience/Excellence:
- Development of both renewable and fossil-fired power generation and energy storage facilities.
- Development and joint ventures involving (a) LNG facilities, (b) splitters, (c) terminals, (d) crude and gas/natural gas liquids pipelines.
- Purchases/sales of energy development projects and operating facilities.
- Power Energy commodity offtake agreements/tolling agreements/hedges.
- J.D., New York University School of Law
- B.B.A., The University of Texas at Austin
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