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About Jay

Jay Harper focuses his practice on projects and corporate matters in the energy and infrastructure industries, including project financings, mergers and acquisitions, and general commercial and corporate matters.

During law school, Jay served as a judicial intern to Justice Bill Whitehill in the Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas. He also was the articles editor for the SMU Law Review Association.


Recent Notable Matters

Subsidiary of a publicly-traded midstream company — negotiation of an anchor shipper arrangement with a large publicly traded exploration and production operator for the buildout of a gathering system in the Utica Shale

Publicly-traded exploration and production company — asset exchange whereby it conveyed certain producing properties to a private buyer in exchange for an oil and gas lease on a large position of unleased mineral interests held by affiliates of that private buyer

MB Minerals L.P. — $143.1 million sale of Midland Basin mineral and royalty interests to Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP

Fortune 500 O&G operator — carbon sequestration project in the Permian Basin involving analysis of land rights on approximately 25,000 acres and drafting pore space lease forms for the various land rights needed from land owners for the project

Driftwood Energy Operating, LLC — sale of assets in the Midland Basin to Vital Energy, Inc

Cactus, Inc. — acquisition of FlexSteel Technologies Holdings, Inc. and certain of its affiliates

Arroyo Energy Investment Partners LLC — sale of two US electric power generation investments, Brandywine and Broad River.  The sale includes more than 1,100 MW of power generation.

Titus Oil & Gas Production, LLC and Titus Oil & Gas Production II, LLC — $627 million divestiture of New Mexico assets located in the northern Delaware Basin owned by Titus Oil & Gas Production, LLC, Titus Oil & Gas Production II, LLC, and their affiliates to Earthstone Energy, Inc. (NYSE:ESTE). The aggregate purchase price consists of $575 million in cash and approximately 3.9 million shares of Earthstone’s Class A common stock valued at $52 million based on a closing share price of $13.51 on June 24, 2022.



Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law,
The University of Texas at Austin,

Bar Admissions





SMU Law Review
Articles Editor
SMU Dedman School of Law, Longhorn Bar Association, Secretary and President; Dean’s Scholarship
Court of Appeals for the Fifth District of Texas, Judicial Intern