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Stephen C Szalkowski

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Stephen C. Szalkowski is the Deputy Office Managing Partner in the Houston office and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. He focuses his practice on domestic energy transactions with an emphasis on acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, and private equity investments in the upstream, midstream, and water sectors of the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Szalkowski has significant experience in:

JVs and other strategic combinations in connection with the development of upstream, midstream, and water assets

Acquisitions and divestitures of upstream, midstream, and water assets and businesses

Upstream, midstream, and water commercial contracts, including JOAs, gathering, processing and disposal agreements, and services agreements

Professional Memberships

Institute for Energy Law


-“Monetizing Water Infrastructure: Pathways and Pitfalls,” Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law Symposium, Austin, Texas, February 2020

-“Water Agreements Related to Shale Production: Procurement, Gathering, Recycling, and Disposal,” Institute for Energy Law Energy Transactions Conference, Houston, Texas, October 2019

-“Midstream and Upstream Joint Ventures in Oil & Gas: Structure Options, Transferability, Tax and Other Considerations," Strafford Publications Webinar Series, Houston, Texas, October 2018

-“Examining a Typical Exchange Agreement," Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Special Institute, presentation and conference materials, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, July 2018