John Zabaneh represents and counsels clients engaged in exploration & production activities, midstream activities and oilfield services in all aspects of acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and commercial arrangements. He has extensive experience as a deal lawyer, working on transactions in most major US resource plays on behalf of a diverse client base, ranging from majors to large independents and private equity portfolio companies. John also regularly advises clients on a wide range of day-to-day operational matters across the energy value chain. Leveraging his dealmaking experience, John is able to counsel clients on renewables, carbon capture and other energy transition initiatives.
Prior to joining Bracewell, John began his legal career as an associate in the corporate department of an international law firm based in Houston. Additionally, John previously held in-house legal roles with Chesapeake Energy, Rosetta Resources, Noble Energy and Gavilan Resources (a private equity portfolio company).