Jackson Walker Boosts Energy Transactions Group With Addition of Pat Knapp in Dallas

February 22, 2021 | Attorney News



Pat KnappJackson Walker is pleased to announce the addition of Patrick Knapp as a partner in the Dallas office. Joining the Energy practice, Pat brings a wealth of experience handling corporate transactions and energy litigation as in-house and outside counsel to domestic and international upstream, midstream, and downstream energy companies.

In addition to building a strong private practice focused on corporate transactions and litigation in the energy industry, Pat served as managing counsel of Bridger Logistics, the former midstream division of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. In his role, he led and managed a series of high-profile M&A transactions and litigation—including the sale of its saltwater disposal, crude oil truck transportation, and midstream logistics businesses, which Jackson Walker handled on Bridger’s behalf in 2018.

Energy Practice Chair Michael P. Pearson said, “We look forward to having Pat join our team. Having worked with him in the Bridger Logistics divestiture, our energy transactions attorneys are excited to continue the relationship as colleagues.”

“Having worked with him in the Bridger Logistics divestiture, our energy transactions attorneys are excited to continue the relationship as colleagues.”

In his practice at Jackson Walker, Pat will focus on mergers and acquisitions, financings, complex commercial transactions, and litigation strategies for midstream, downstream, and commodity financial services companies. He has represented producers, marketers, logistics providers, and refiners in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. His experience extends to virtually all forms of petroleum commodity marketing and transportation, including pipelines, gathering systems, terminals, rail, Jones Act and VLCC charters, truck transportation, and a variety of capital-intense, multimodal blending and processing facilities.

On his decision to join the Firm, Pat said, “When I was in-house counsel, I turned to the team at Jackson Walker for representation in our most complex energy transactions. The Firm is a natural fit for me and my clients, and has a strong, longstanding presence in the energy and natural resources industry. I am ready to get to work with this impressive team.”

“The Firm is a natural fit for me and my clients, and has a strong, longstanding presence in the energy and natural resources industry.”

Pat received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University and his B.B.A. in economics and marketing from the University of Notre Dame.

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