Courtney R. Wade
Courtney Wade is an attorney in Jackson Walker’s Houston office with a practice encompassing mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and corporate governance matters, primarily in the energy sector and with a focus on the upstream oil and gas industry.
Courtney advises clients on transactional matters including raising capital through private placements, acquisition and divestiture of upstream oil and gas assets, production sharing agreements, consulting agreements, gathering agreements, processing agreements and general commercial and business matters.
Acting as an advisor and partner in her clients’ success, Courtney regularly oversees the drafting and structuring of a host of transactional documents, including purchase and sale agreements, company operating agreements, contract operating agreements, membership interests agreements, transitional services agreements, escrow agreements, management services agreements, contribution/distribution agreements, and other related agreements.
Prior to practicing law, Courtney served as a law clerk and briefing attorney in the Texas Fourteenth Court of Appeals, conducting extensive legal research and drafting opinion recommendations for nine justices.
B.A., cum laude, University of Houston
J.D., magna cum laude, South Texas College of Law
- CALI Award (Highest grade in class) in Land Use Management & Control, Texas Pretrial Procedure, Professional Responsibility, and Criminal Law
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Woodward/White Inc.), 2024
- Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
- Energy Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions Law
- Institute for Energy Law (IEL), 2022-2023 Leadership Class
- Urban Bicycle Gallery BP MS 150
- Volunteer, 2009-2018
- SAG Driver, 2011-2012
September 14, 2023Client Results
Jackson Walker Advises Seller as Vital Energy Increases Permian Basin Scale Through Accretive Transactions
Jackson Walker served as legal counsel to Henry Energy LP and Henry Resources LLC (“Henry”) in the sale of Henry’s Midland and Delaware basin assets to Vital Energy, Inc. in an all-equity transaction.
August 24, 2023Newsletters
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August 17, 2023Attorney News
‘The Best Lawyers in America’ Honors 287 Jackson Walker Attorneys in 2024 Edition, Including 12 “Lawyers of the Year” and 80 “Ones to Watch”
The Best Lawyers in America has recognized 287 Jackson Walker attorneys across 5 offices and 82 specialty practice areas in its 2024 edition, including 12 Lawyers of the Year and 80 Ones to Watch. In this year’s guide, Jackson Walker saw the largest number of attorneys in the areas of Commercial Litigation (66 attorneys) and Real Estate Law (60 attorneys) and the addition of 35 attorneys as Best Lawyers.
June 1, 2023Client Results
Jackson Walker Represents Wincoram Asset Management, LLC in the Acquisition of PureWest Energy, LLC by Newly Formed Consortium
Jackson Walker served as legal counsel to Wincoram Asset Management, LLC in the acquisition of PureWest Energy, LLC (“PureWest”) by a private consortium of family offices and financial institutions (“PW Consortium”). On May 31, 2023, PureWest, a leading Rocky Mountain independent natural gas producer, completed an all-cash merger with a newly formed entity sponsored by PW Consortium for a total consideration of $1.84 billion.
November 17, 2022Newsletters
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July 26, 2022Attorney News
Courtney Wade has been selected to participate in the 2022-2023 Leadership Class of the Institute for Energy Law (IEL).