Bracewell LLP

W James McAnelly III

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Represents oil, gas and energy industry clients in a broad range of oil and gas transactions, including the purchase, sale and/or financing of exploration and producing properties, processing plants, production and storage facilities and pipeline systems, as well as day-to-day operational representation. Assists in the formation of joint ventures and partnerships for the funding, acquisition, operation and development of energy projects.

Finance practice focuses on the representation of commercial banks, investment banks and hedge funds in energy lending. Also represents lenders in structured finance and off-balance sheet transactions.


Co-chair, Oil and Gas Practice Group

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Texas Oil and Gas Section; Institute for Energy Law Strategic Planning Committee; Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation; Texas Journal of Oil Gas and Energy Law, Board of Advisors; University of Texas Energy Center Advisory Council


The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1993; The University of Texas at Austin, B.B.A., 1990, with honors