John Greer, a partner in the Houston office and former Chair of the Houston Corporate Department, represents clients across all aspects of the public company life cycle, including initial public offerings, M&A transactions and corporate governance. 

Mr. Greer is a strategic advisor to boards of directors, senior leadership teams, and companies on all aspects of complex, high-profile transactions, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions involving public and private targets
  • IPOs and registered and private placements of equity and debt securities
  • Spin-offs, carve-out and take-private transactions
  • MLP, SPAC and Up-C transactions
  • Corporate governance and public company representation

Mr. Greer also represents investment banks in connection with public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. He leverages deep, industry experience and creativity to lead strategic transactions and achieve the commercial objectives of his clients.

Mr. Greer has been recognized in multiple industry-leading publications, including Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and IFLR 1000. In addition, he has been recognized as a Rising Star by Texas Monthly (2017-2019) and a Top Lawyer by the Houstonia Magazine.

Mr. Greer’s experience includes advising:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Arrow Midstream Holdings, LLC in its US$750 million sale to Crestwood Midstream Partners, LP
  • Centennial Resource Development in its US$7.0 billion merger of equals with Colgate Energy Partners III that created Permian Resources, Inc.
  • Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. in its US$2.7 billion merger with Noble Energy, Inc.
  • Diamondback Energy in its US$475 million sale of Williston Basin Oil to Oasis Petroleum
  • EP Energy in its US$1.5 billion sale to Encap Portfolio Companies
  • JP Energy Partners LP in its US$456 million merger with American Midstream Partners, LP
  • Landmark Dividend in its sale to Digital Bridge
  • LINN Energy, Inc. in its joint venture with Citizen Energy II, LLC to form Roan Resources
  • Montana Technologies in its proposed US$500 million business combination with Power & Digital Infrastructure Acquisition II
  • Nogin, Inc. in its US$646 million business combination with Software Acquisition Group III
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation in its:
    • US$1.1 billion pending acquisition of Carbon Engineering
    • Deconsolidation of Western Midstream Partners LP
    • Cactus II joint venture
    • US$7.3 billion simplification of Plains All American Pipeline, LP
  • Otonomo Technologies Ltd., an automotive data firm, in its US$1.4 billion merger with Software Acquisition Group Inc. II.
  • Otonomo Technologies, LTD in its proposed merger with Urgently, Inc.
  • PAO TMK in its US$1 billion sale of IPSCO Tubulars, Inc. to Tenaris
  • Private Sellers in the US$925 million sale of Bakken shale assets to Williams Companie
  • QEP Resources, Inc. in its:
    • US$2.2 billion merger with Diamondback Energy, Inc.
    • US$2.5 billion sale of its midstream business to Tesoro Logistics Partners, LP
    • US$735 million sale to Aethon Energy of QEP’s upstream assets and midstream business located in the Haynesville Shale
  • Stoller, Inc. in its US$1.2 billion acquisition by Corteva, Inc.
  • Superior Energy Services, Inc. in the terminated merger of its North American business with Forbes Energy Services Ltd.
  • UGI in its approximately US$5.4 billion acquisition of its 74% equity stake in Amerigas
  • Vencer Energy in its US$2.15 billion sale of assets to Civitas Resources (pending)
  • Weatherford International plc in the US$430 million sale of its pressure pumping business to Schlumberger

Capital Markets

  • Athlon Energy, Inc., Emerge Energy Services, LP, JP Energy Partners LP, Oxford Resource Partners, LP, QEP Midstream Partners, LP, Southcross Energy Partners, LP and Summit Midstream Partners, LP in their initial public offerings
  • Underwriters in the initial public offerings of American Midstream Partners, LP, Golar LNG Partners LP, Global Geophysical Services, Inc., Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP, LRR Energy LP, Permrock Royalty Trust, Rattler Midstream Partners LP and Westlake Chemical Partners LP
  • Access Midstream Partners, LP in multiple equity and debt offerings
  • Centennial Resource Development, Inc. in multiple debt offerings totaling more than US$1.0 billion
  • Landmark Infrastructure Partners LP in multiple equity offerings
  • LyondellBasell Industries N.V. in multiple debt offerings totaling more than US$2 billion
  • QEP Resources, Inc. in multiple debt and equity offerings totaling more than US$1.8 billion in aggregate
  • Southwestern Energy, Inc. in multiple debt and equity offerings totaling approximately US$2.2 billion
  • Summit Midstream Partners, LP in multiple debt and equity offerings totaling more than US$1.5 billion in aggregate
  • Sunoco LP in a US$600 million 144A offering of senior notes
  • Superior Energy, Inc. in its US$500 million 144A offering of senior notes
  • Waste Connections, Inc. in multiple debt offerings totaling more than US$1.2 billion
  • Weatherford International plc in multiple debt and equity offerings totaling approximately US$3.8 billion in aggregate
  • Western Midstream Partners LP in multiple debt and equity offerings totaling approximately US$3.7 billion
  • Underwriters in numerous follow-on equity offerings for:
    • Golar LNG Partners LP
    • Kimbell Royalty Partners LP
    • Northern Oil & Gas Inc.
    • USA Compression Partners LP 

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, University of Houston Law Center, 2005
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Order of the Barons
  • BA in Economics, University of Texas, 2001