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About Travis

Travis Counts advises public and private companies on general corporate and transactional matters, primarily in the energy, finance, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Over the course of his career, he has negotiated and closed transactions and offerings exceeding $75 billion in aggregate value, including public company mergers, asset and company acquisitions and divestitures, public equity offerings, public debt offerings and syndicated debt transactions. Travis also has extensive experience in corporate governance, stockholder and other stakeholder engagement, crisis management, enterprise risk assessment and mitigation, joint venture formation, governance and exits, cross-border transaction, executive compensation and compliance matters.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Travis served as in-house counsel at two of the largest independent oil companies in the United States. From 2013 to 2021, he held various officer positions at Concho Resources, including most recently as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He also held in-house legal positions at Petrohawk Energy and Halcon Resources from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining Petrohawk, Travis was an equity member at another law firm.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Divestiture — $925 million asset disposition from Concho Resources Inc. to Spur Energy Partners LLC *

Asset trade — multi-county asset trade between Concho Resources Inc. and a large integrated oil company*

Acquisition — $600 million asset acquisition by Concho Resources Inc. from a large independent oil company*

Acquisition — $1.6 billion asset acquisition by Concho Resources Inc. from Reliance Energy, Inc.*

Acquisition — $290 million asset disposition by Concho Resources Inc. to a private buyer*

Acquisition — $400 million asset acquisition by Concho Resources Inc. from a private seller*

Joint venture formation — Concho Resources Inc. water infrastructure disposition to and joint venture formation with Solaris Midstream Holdings, LLC*

Joint venture transaction — sale by Concho Resources Inc. of interest in Oryx Southern Delaware Holdings, LLC for $289 million*

Joint venture formation — formation of Beta Crude Connector joint venture between Concho Resources Inc. and Frontier Midstream Solutions IV, LLC*

Joint venture transaction — $800 million disposition of Alpha Crude Connector joint venture interest from Concho Resources Inc. to Plains Pipeline, L.P.*

Public company merger — $16 billion merger of Concho Resources Inc. with ConocoPhillips*

Public company merger — $9.5 billion acquisition of RSP Permian, Inc. by Concho Resources Inc.*

Public company merger — $1 billion acquisition of GeoResources, Inc. by Halcon Resources Corporation*

Public company merger — $15.1 billion merger of Petrohawk Energy Corporation with BHP Billiton Limited*

Public company merger — $2 billion acquisition of KCS Energy, Inc. by Petrohawk Energy Corporation*

Public company merger — $550 million acquisition of Mission Resources Corporation by Petrohawk Energy Corporation*

Securities offering — $500 million investment grade notes by Concho Resources Inc.*

Securities offering — $1.6 billion investment grade notes by Concho Resources Inc.*

Securities offering — $1.8 billion investment grade notes by Concho Resources Inc.*

Securities offering — $600 million high-yield debt offering by Concho Resources Inc.*

Securities offering — $1.3 billion common stock offering by Concho Resources Inc.*

Securities offering — $800 million common stock offering by Concho Resources Inc.*

Credit facility — $4 billion credit facility for Concho Resources Inc. with bank group led by JPMorgan Chase *

Credit facility — $250 million credit facility for EagleHawk Field Services LLC with bank group led by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.*

Credit facility — $2.5 billion credit facility for Petrohawk Energy Corporation with bank group led by BNP Paribas*

* Work completed prior to Bracewell

Credentials

Education

Tulane University Law School,
J.D.
2003
magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
Vanderbilt University,
B.A.
2000

Bar Admissions

Texas
Kansas (inactive)

Affiliations

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Permian Basin, Board of Governors
The Petroleum Museum, Board of Directors