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Taylor Spalla

Biography
Taylor Spalla is an associate in the Oil and Gas practice group. He focuses on oil and gas transactional matters, and he also frequently assists on public policy matters and commercial litigation matters.

Mr. Spalla graduated with a J.D. from Texas Tech School of Law, magna cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Texas Tech Rawls College of Business. While in law school, he served as an Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal.

Prior to law school, Mr. Spalla worked as a staffer in a Texas gubernatorial campaign and traveled domestically and internationally providing volunteer advance work for the White House.

Mr. Spalla  graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, with a double major in business and political science.

Experience and highlights
OIL AND GAS/ENERGY
  • Representation of majority sellers of oil and gas properties in Permian Basin to publicly traded oil and gas operator for sale price of approximately $600 million.
  • Representation of private energy company in sale of oil and gas properties in Permian Basin to private-equity backed energy company for sale price of approximately $150 million.
  • Representation of private energy company in sale of oil and gas properties in Permian Basin to private energy company for sale price of approximately $105 million.
  • Representation of private equity-backed energy company in purchase of oil and gas properties in Permian Basin from private energy company for purchase price of approximately $75 million.
  • Representation of private-equity backed midstream energy company in purchase of approximately 20,000 acres of freshwater rights, over a hundred freshwater wells, and several saltwater disposal wells.
  • Multiple representations of private equity-backed midstream energy companies in purchase and sale of salt water disposal wells.
  • Drafting of ancillary agreements related to operation of salt water disposal wells and groundwater wells.
  • Perform due diligence for oil and gas acquisitions, salt water disposal acquisitions, and groundwater rights acquisition.

CORPORATE
  • Assist in representation of management of an energy company in its $524 million commitment from a private equity fund.
  • Assist in representation of management of a minerals company in its $254 million commitment from a private equity fund.
  • Assist in representation of management of a midstream energy company in its $60 million commitment from a private equity fund.
  • Assist in formation and operation of the nation’s first association-created patent defense product for banks.
  • Assist in formation of multiple entities.

PUBLIC POLICY
  • Petition to the Texas Supreme Court for Writ of Mandamus regarding ballot language in the City of Austin’s election on its ride sharing ordinance.
  • Representation of private clients in briefing and reviewing documents for submission to the Texas Attorney General’s office for open record requests.
  • Representation of private client in briefing Texas Attorney General’s office on Texas Licensed to Carry laws.
  • Representation of private client in briefing to Texas Comptroller’s office regarding certification as a Historically Underutilized Business.
  • Assist private medical practice in its Texas compliance program on delegation and prescriptively authority agreements.
Affiliations and honors
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Austin Chapter of Young Professionals in Energy, Board Member, 2017
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association, Member
Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
         Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief, 2012-2013
  • Texas Tech Rawls College of Business, M.B.A., 2013
  • Southwestern University, B.A., 2009
Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Taylor Spalla

Associate
P (817) 878-3542
F (817) 878-9742

Licenses

State Bar of Texas
Taylor Spalla appointed to Austin Chapter Young Professionals in Energy Board