Alice Parker represents clients in complex private M&A transactions, with a particular focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Ms. Parker draws on a sophisticated understanding of the oil and gas industry and her pragmatic approach to dealmaking to guide leading energy companies, private equity funds and their portfolio companies, and private capital clients on strategic transactions involving:

  • Oil & gas
  • LNG
  • Renewables and transition energy
  • Power 
  • IWater
  • Midstream infrastructure

She regularly advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; joint ventures; and complex commercial agreements.

A recognized leader at the firm, Ms. Parker serves on the Women Enriching Business (WEB) Committee and Chair of the Women Lawyers Group Communications Subcommittee. She was previously Local Chair for the Women Lawyers Group in the Houston office, Local Chair for the Parent Lawyers Group, as well as a member of the Associates Committee, the Mentoring Committee and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Board.

Ms. Parker maintains an active pro bono practice, including advising on estate planning and helping nonprofit organizations apply for 501(c)(3) status.

Before law school, Ms. Parker worked in commercial lending for oil and gas companies in Midland, Texas.

Ms. Parker’s experience includes advising:

Oil & Gas (Upstream and Midstream)

  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its US$300 million investment in Encino Acquisition Partners, LLC, a portfolio company owning and developing assets in the Utica oil play
  • ArcLight on its acquisition of a 12.5% interest in Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (NGPL), which owns and operates the largest natural gas network in North America, from Brookfield Infrastructure
  • Diversified Energy on multiple nonrecourse asset-backed securitizations of jointly and/or solely-owned assets through various notes offerings by a special purpose vehicle, including with features aligned with ICMA Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on portfolio company Crestone Peak Resources’ all-stock merger with Bonanza Creek and Extraction Oil and Gas, with the surviving entity known as Civitas Resources
  • Global Infrastructure Partners on its preferred equity investment of up to US$245 million in Easton Energy, a midstream company focused on developing infrastructure assets that support the transportation, storage, and processing of natural gas liquids, refined products, and petrochemicals along the Gulf Coast
  • A public company on acquiring certain upstream assets in the natural gas Barnett Shale play
  • Vencer Energy on acquiring Hunt Oil Company’s Permian Basin oil and gas business
  • Independence Resources Holdings on its US$186 million sale of Independence Resources Management to Earthstone Energy
  • A public E& P company on its asset exchange transaction involving oil and gas properties in the Appalachian Basin
  • A private E&P company on acquiring oil and gas properties in the DJ Basin from private sellers
  • A private investment company on acquiring a private E&P company that owns and operates offshore assets in the Gulf of Mexico from private sellers
  • Vortus Investment Advisors, a private equity firm, on various joint ventures in the oil and gas industry

LNG

  • NextDecade on project financing in connection with the debt and equity financing of the Rio Grande LNG Project, a greenfield LNG export facility in Brownsville, Texas, which Project Finance International named the 2023 Americas Deal of the Year
  • EIG on selling a 49% interest in Elba Liquefaction Company to Blackstone Credit 

Renewables and Transition Energy

  • Talos Energy in joint venture to establish Harvest Bend, a carbon capture and sequestration development project
  • TotalEnergies on its strategic partnership with Global Infrastructure Partners, in which TotalEnergies acquired half of GIP’s interest in Clearway Group
  • Trilantic Capital Partners and Climate Adaptive Infrastructure on their equity and debt investments in Intersect Power, a renewable energy development company with utility-scale solar projects

Water

  • A private equity-backed midstream services entity on acquiring saltwater gathering and disposal assets in Texas
  • Solaris Midstream on a strategic joint venture with Concho Resources focused on optimizing produced water logistics at scale in the Northern Delaware Basin

Other M&A Transactions 

  • AltaGas LTD on the divestiture of its non-core US transportation and storage business
  • SparkCognition on acquiring AIM2, a financial technology company
  • A private equity investor in connection with Flagship Communities Real Estate Investment Trust’s initial public offering and acquisition of Flagship Communities

Bar Qualification

  • Texas

Education

  • JD, SMU Dedman School of Law, 2016
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • MBA, Finance, University of St. Thomas, 2009
    with honors
  • BBA, Texas A&M University, 2007