Logo for print Skip to main content
Toggle navigation MENU MORE

About Steven

Steven Lorch advises public and private clients on the various U.S. tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture transactions in the oil, gas and power industries. He also has significant experience in complex financing and lending transactions, representing borrowers as well as bank and private fund lenders, and has represented creditors and distressed borrowers in restructuring transactions and workouts.  Steven also has advised domestic and foreign clients as to U.S. tax matters in a diverse range of capital markets transactions.

Steven has also advised foreign and domestic clients with respect to various U.S. tax issues inherent in cross-border transactions, including those related to capital structure, income tax treaties, and controlled foreign corporation and passive foreign investment company status.

In addition, Steven maintains an active pro bono tax practice with a particular focus on advising nonprofit organizations on matters related to their federal tax-exempt status.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Affiliate of Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners — joint venture with 8minutenergy Renewables, LLC and J.P. Morgan Asset Management to provide over $200 million in equity capital to support the company’s 10.7 gigawatts pipeline of utility solar and storage projects

Pioneer Natural Resources Company — agreement with undisclosed buyer to sell all of its assets in the West Panhandle field in Texas

Sabalo Energy, LLC — approximately $950 million transaction with Earthstone Energy, Inc., including both producing and non-producing oil and gas assets in the northern Midland Basin

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 megawatt combined-cycle natural gas electric generating facility located near Wellsville, Ohio

Apache Corporation — creation of $3.5 billion midstream company with Kayne Anderson Acquisition Corp., forming the only publicly traded, pure-play Permian Basin midstream company that is a C-corporation

Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corporation — merger and contribution agreement with U.S. Well Services, LLC, creating one of the first publicly traded oilfield service companies with all-electric hydraulic fracturing capabilities with an enterprise value of $588 million

Phillips 66 — option agreement pursuant to which DCP Midstream LP acquired an option to purchase up to a 30 percent ownership interest in Phillip 66’s new fractionators under construction at its expanded Sweeny Hub

Alinda Capital Partners — sale of NorTex Midstream Partners, LLC, a company owned by funds managed by Alinda that own Texas gas storage facilities, to a subsidiary of Castleton Commodities International LLC

Apache Corporation — formation of SCM Alpine, LLC, which will own and operate a greenfield NGL y-grade pipeline, including transportation service agreements, tariffs and related regulatory matters

Apache Corporation — strategic partnership with EPIC Midstream Holdings, LP and Noble Energy Inc. to develop the EPIC Crude Oil Pipeline, including transportation service agreements, tariffs and related regulatory matters

Phillips 66 Partners LP — joint venture construction and operating agreements with Andeavor and an equity option with Canadian midstream company Enbridge Inc. in relation to the Gray Oak Pipeline, LLC joint venture, and in a joint venture with Buckeye Partners LP to develop the new South Texas Gateway Terminal at the mouth of Corpus Christi Bay

Rockland Capital, LLC and its affiliate, Wolverine Power Holdings, LLC — sale of 100 percent of the equity interests in Michigan Power Limited Partnership to Osaka Gas Michigan Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Osaka Gas USA Corporation

Rockland Capital, LLC and its affiliate, Wolverine Power Holdings, LLC — sale of 100 percent of the equity interests in Michigan Power Limited Partnership to Osaka Gas Michigan Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Osaka Gas USA Corporation

NRG Retail LLC — agreement to acquire 100 percent of the membership interests in XOOM Energy Global Holdings, LLC

Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP — representing the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of the General Partner of Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP (TEP) in the merger agreement between Tallgrass Energy GP, LP (TEGP) and TEP, in which TEGP will acquire all TEP common units held by the public

Kinder Morgan, Inc. — final investment decision between Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC, DCP Midstream, LP 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

Allegiance Bank — $40 million offering in fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due 2027

Credentials

Education

Rutgers School of Law,
J.D.
2009
cum laude
Sewanee: The University Of The South,
B.A.
2002
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York

News

News

Insights

Insights

Business Taxes

Bracewell Tax Group members Elizabeth McGinley and Steven Lorch discuss Business Taxes, including: reduced corporate rates, the qualified business income deduction and the impact of the Interest Deduction Limitation and immediate expensing.

Tax Dashboard

Visit our new Tax Dashboard where we gather important tax resources and developments from our lawyers as well as industry outlets.

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Sewanee: The University of the South
Phi Beta Kappa
Rutgers University School of Law
Order of the Coif
Rutgers University School of Law
Rutgers Law Review
Managing Editor

Events