John B. Holden, Jr.
John Holden has more than 40 years' experience representing clients in the natural resources area. Mr. Holden has advised clients with respect to all aspects of ownership, exploration, production, transportation, processing, sale and marketing of oil and gas, and other natural resources. He is experienced in the formation and financing of various types of entities, both public and private and the acquisition, development and divestiture of hydrocarbons and related assets.
Mr. Holden also has significant experience in energy lending and debt and equity financing. He has represented borrowers and financial and financing institutions with respect to the negotiation and documentation of financing transactions. He has represented both debtors and creditors in reorganization and bankruptcy situations. His experience includes transactions involving hydrocarbon and other mineral reserves, drilling rigs, service companies, landfill gas recovery projects, wind projects and other forms of natural resources as well as fixed site power generation projects. He has worked with financial institutions in the foreclosure on and the subsequent sale of various energy assets. Mr. Holden has also negotiated and documented equity participation in the foregoing.
Mr. Holden is a member of the State Bars of Texas and the District of Columbia, as well as the Dallas Bar Association. He is a member of the Corporation and Business Law Section, Past Chairman of the Energy Law Section and past Chairman of the International Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association. Mr. Holden also is a member of the State Bar's Corporate, Banking and Business Section and the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section. Mr. Holden is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and other regional and national energy associations. He is an Adjunct Professor of International Law at Baylor University Law School and an Associate Board Member of the Cox School of Business of the Southern Methodist University.
Mr. Holden was listed as the 2013 "Lawyer of the Year" in Energy Law (Dallas) by Best Lawyers in America and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Energy Law and Oil & Gas Law (2006-2016). He was also named to the Dallas Business Journal's "Who's Who in Energy" list (2012-2014). Mr. Holden was named a "Super Lawyer" by Thomson Reuters (2007-2009). He was also named a "Best Lawyer in Dallas" by D Magazine (2013-2015).
Speeches / Publications
Mr. Holden is a frequent speaker on oil and gas and international topics to business and legal audiences. His most recent publications are:
Links to Publications
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