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About Ryan

Ryan Holcomb, chair of the firm’s power practice, represents clients in a wide variety of transactions in the electric power and oil and gas industries. He negotiates and documents acquisitions and divestitures of assets and companies, joint venture, financial and commodity hedge transactions for private equity investors, energy companies, utilities, financial institutions, and commodity trading businesses.

Ryan has been nationally ranked by Chambers & Partners’ Chambers USA in Energy: Electricity – Transactional (2015-2023) and Projects (2010-2013). According to Chambers USA, Ryan “has a wealth of experience in energy and power” (2015) and “is an outstanding lead deal counsel” (2016). Clients added “he is extremely commercial, very easy to work with and has good ideas and is solution oriented” (2015), and he “knows how to run a transaction very well” (2018).

He is very creative and good at thinking outside the box. If you throw something bespoke at him, he will come up with a structure you hadn’t even contemplated.
Chambers USA, 2022


Recent Notable Matters

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of GenOn Bowline Power, LLC, which owns a 1,165 MW dual-fuel power generation facility in New York

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.

Sol Systems — minority investment from KKR to scale Sol Systems’ Impact + Infrastructure approach and the formation of a strategic partnership with a commitment from KKR of up to $1 billion to acquire shovel-ready solar development projects 

Phillips 66 — investment in a minority ownership stake in Shell Rock Soy Processing LLC, which is developing a soybean oil processing facility in Shell Rock, Iowa

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. — acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interests in U.S. Oil & Refining Co. and certain affiliated entities for $358 million, including a 42,000 bpd refinery, a marine terminal and associated logistical system in Tacoma, Washington

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of a portfolio of six generating plants with a combined generation capacity of 972.5 MW from AES Ohio Generation, LLC

Cheniere Energy, Inc. — formation of a joint venture with EIG Global Energy Partners for the development of the Midship pipeline project, an approximately 200 mile, 36-inch, FERC-regulated natural gas pipeline with capacity of up to 1,400 MMcf/day from the Scoop/Stack plays in Oklahoma to Bennington, Oklahoma

Entergy Louisiana LLC — build-and-sale agreement to acquire the Washington Parish Energy Center, a 361 MW natural gas-fueled electrical generation plant in Bogalusa, Louisiana, from Washington Parish Energy Center One, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calpine Corporation

Entergy Corporation and its subsidiaries, Entergy Arkansas, Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. and Entergy Texas, Inc. — $948 million acquisition of the Union Power Station, a 1,980-megawatt natural gas-fired power facility near El Dorado, Arkansas

Arroyo Energy Investment Partners LLC — acquisition of the Broad River Energy Center, an 847 MW natural gas-fueled electric generation plant located in Gaffney, South Carolina from affiliates of Energy Capital Partners

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of 100 percent of the equity interests in Michigan Power LP, LLC, which owns a 125 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration facility located in Ludington, Michigan, from affiliates of ArcLight Capital Partners, LLC

Entergy Corporation — sale of Entergy Solutions District Energy, LLC, a district energy heating and cooling business serving New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas to a subsidiary of Brookfield Infrastructure

Constellation Energy — acquisition of StarTex Power, an electric retail provider serving 170,000 residential and commercial customers in Texas

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of three natural gas-fired generation facilities in Grand Tower, IL; Elgin, IL; and Gibson City, IL, with a combined capacity of 1,166 MW, from an affiliate of Ameren Corporation

Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC — purchase of northeast Pennsylvania gathering assets from Southwestern Energy Company for $500 million

Independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company — sale of six refined products storage and terminaling facilities located in Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan to U.S. Venture, Inc.

Two financial institutions — purchase of a $1.1 billion volumetric production payment on Appalachian oil and gas properties and the related syndication thereof

JP Morgan Ventures Energy Corp — purchase of a volumetric production payment purchase from a subsidiary of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. that burdens onshore properties in the Permian Basin

Entergy Corporation and its subsidiaries — sale of their 50 percent equity interests in Top Deer Wind Ventures, LLC, including an 80 MW wind-powered electric generating facility located in Worth County, Iowa and an 80 MW wind-powered electric generating facility located in Carson County, Texas, to Blue Marlin Energy Holdings, LLC

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of the NCA2 Power Facility, a combined cycle cogeneration facility located in Clark County, Nevada, and the Pasco Power Facility, a dual-fuel combined cycle facility in Pasco County, Florida from affiliates of Quantum Utility Generation, LLC

Rockland Capital, LLC — acquisition of Shelby County Energy Center, a 352 MW natural gas-fueled electric generation plant located in Shelby County, Illinois from an affiliate of NRG Energy, Inc.

Atlantic Power Cooperation, John Hancock Life Insurance Company and Rockland Capital, LLC — $244 million sale of the 560MW combined cycle Gregory cogeneration plant in Corpus Christi, TX to NRG Energy, Inc.

Entergy Corporation — $459 million acquisition of the Hinds Energy Facility, a 450 MW natural-gas fired power generation facility, and the Hot Spring Energy Facility, a 620 MW natural-gas fired power generation facility, from subsidiaries of KGen Power Corp.

Entergy Corporation — sale of its Texas electric retail business to Direct Energy

Energy company — proposed joint venture for the development of a proposed 36-inch, 200 mile pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas



Baylor Law School,
magna cum laude
The University of Texas at Austin,
Bachelor of Business Administration

Bar Admissions



State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association





Chambers Global
Energy: Electricity (Transactional), 2016 - 2024; Projects, 2011 - 2014
Chambers USA
Nationwide Energy: Electricity (Transactional), 2015 - 2023; Nationwide Projects, 2010 - 2013; Nationwide Energy & Natural Resources, 2009
The Legal 500 United States
Energy Transactions: Electric Power, 2016 - 2018, 2020 - 2023; Energy: Renewable/Alternative Power, 2021 - 2023; Energy: Transactions, 2013 - 2014; Structured Finance, 2012 - 2013; Project Finance, 2012
BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
Energy Law, 2024
Delinian Limited
IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate and M&A Guide
2018 - 2023
Lawdragon Inc.
Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America
Power, 2024
Lawdragon Inc.
Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers in America
Corporate & Securities and Private Equity, Especially Energy, 2024
Lawdragon Inc.
Lawdragon 500 Leading US Energy Lawyers
Energy Transactions, 2024
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Expert Guides to the World's Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers
Thomson Reuters
Texas Super Lawyers
Rising Star, 2008, 2005 - 2006
Baylor University School of Law
Baylor Law Review
Executive Editor