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About Kate

Kate Barrington McGregor advises and represents clients on M&A and joint venture transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors.  Her M&A experience includes the representation of public and private companies in a variety of corporate transactions, including stock and asset purchases and sales, joint ventures, mergers and other business combinations.  Her recent experience includes acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas pipelines and storage terminal facilities, as well as the negotiation and drafting of build transfer agreements, EPC contracts, O&M agreements and construction management agreements with a focus on power, renewable energy and energy storage. She also provides counsel on securities matters, corporate finance and general corporate transactions.       


Recent Notable Matters

PLT Energia — joint venture with GGS Energy LLC to develop more than 1 GW of renewable energy in Texas

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.

Sabalo Energy, LLC — sale of Midland Basin assets to Laredo Petroleum Inc. for $606 million in cash and 2.507 million shares of Laredo’s common stock

Competitive Power Ventures Inc. — in the sale of its majority ownership stake in CPV's largest project to-date, the 1250 MW CPV Three Rivers Energy Center project in Grundy County, Illinois, to affiliates of Osaka Gas USA, Axium Infrastructure and Harrison Street, which sale closed contemporaneously with the financing of the project, representing over $1.3 billion in private investment. This deal was awarded 2020 "US Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International.

AP Energy Holdings Inc. and South Field Energy LLC — $1.3 billion project financing and equity arrangements for the construction of the South Field Energy project, a 1,182 MW combined-cycle natural gas electric generating facility located near Wellsville, Ohio

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — final investment decision between Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC and an affiliate of EagleClaw Midstream Ventures, LLC to proceed with the approximately $2.0 billion Permian Highway Pipeline Project, designed to transport up to 2.0 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — final investment decision between Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC, DCP Midstream and an affiliate of Targa Resources to proceed with the $1.7 billion Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project, designed to transport up to 1.92 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — acquisition of all the outstanding equity securities of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., Kinder Morgan Management, LLC, and El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P., for a total transaction value of approximately $76 billion

J&J Worldwide Services — sale to Arlington Capital Partners, a DC-based private equity firm

Parsley Energy Inc. — $2.8 billion acquisition of certain entities holding undeveloped acreage and producing oil and gas properties in the core of the Midland Basin from Double Eagle Energy Permian LLC and certain of its affiliates consisting of approximately $1.4 billion in cash and approximately 39.8 million units of Parsley Energy

Independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company — acquisition of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. for $2.7 billion in stock and cash

HEYCO Energy Group, Inc. — sale of its subsidiary, Harvey E. Yates Company, to Matador Resources Co. in exchange for Matador stock

Western Refining Logistics, LP — representing the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the general partner of Western Refining Logistics, LP in its merger with Andeavor Logistics LP in a unit-for-unit transaction valued at $1.8 billion

Phillips 66 Partners LP — agreements with Paradigm Energy Partners, LLC to form two joint ventures to develop midstream logistics in North Dakota that will enhance crude oil transportation, with capital commitments of the partners for approximately $300 million

Bluescape Resources Company LLC — investment by Energy Strategic Advisory Services LLC (ESAS), a subsidiary of Bluescape, in EXCO Resources, Inc.

Sysco Corporation — multiple public offerings of notes

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — multiple public offerings of notes

Publications and Speeches

“What Keeps Boards Up At Night,” Corporate Compliance Insights, November 28, 2016.



University of Virginia School of Law,
University of Virginia,
with distinction

Bar Admissions





Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership
Board of Directors
2012 - 2017
Houston Bar Association
IDEA Committee
2015 - 2017
Houston Young Lawyers Association



What Keeps Boards up at Night?




BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
Ones to Watch, Corporate Law, 2023 - 2024
Lawdragon Inc.
Lawdragon 500 X - The Next Generation
Corporate, especially Energy & Infrastructure, 2023
University of Virginia
Virginia Law and Business Review
Senior Executive Editor