Jay Hughes is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department, focusing on public and private mergers and acquisitions as well as energy transactions and financings; primarily in the power and oil and gas industries.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Jay advises public and private companies in the structuring, financing, negotiation and consummation of business acquisitions, distressed asset acquisitions, divestitures and mergers ranging in size from several million dollars to fifteen billion dollars.
Energy Transactions and Finance
Jay has considerable experience and knowledge advising clients in the power sector, including both fossil fuel and renewables (wind and solar in particular). He regularly advises publicly traded and privately held energy companies on matters involving acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, project development, mineral conveyancing, and transactions associated with upstream operations and oilfield services.
He also advises utilities, developers, and private equity and infrastructure funds in the sale and acquisition of a range of power assets, including nuclear, gas-fired, combined-cycle, hydro, coal, solar, wind, renewable natural gas and other alternative fuels.
Jay serves on the Energy Advisory Committee for the Greater Houston Partnership.
Chambers USA (2021) ranks Jay nationally among the leading practitioners for Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) and he is recognized as a key lawyer in the US edition of Legal 500 (2021) for both Private Equity Buyouts and Energy Transactions: Oil and Gas.