Paul Hastings Advises Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. in Acquisition of Natural Gas Reserves in West Virginia and Virginia

February 14, 2014
Houston, Texas-- Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, represented Atlas Resource Partners, L.P., an exploration & production master limited partnership, in a definitive agreement to acquire approximately 70 Bcfe of natural gas proved reserves in West Virginia and Virginia from GeoMet, Inc. (OTCQB: GMET) and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, "GeoMet") for $107 million, with an effective date of January 1, 2014.

Energy M&A lawyers Jimmy Vallee and Kim Hicks led the Paul Hastings team, which also included MLP Capital Markets lawyers Gislar Donnenberg, Matt Hendrix, Melissa Fishkin and Leslie Oguchi, Tax partner Greg Nelson, Employment partner Mark Poerio, and associates Yian Huang and Kareem Roe.

Paul Hastings’ Houston office also recently advised Tall Oak Midstream in an initial equity commitment of up to $100 million from private equity firm EnCap Flatrock Midstream, NuStar Logistics L.P. in a $300 million public offering and JPMorgan in connection with a $300 million credit facility for Valero Energy Partners LP in connection with their initial public offering.

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