S. Jordan Smith
Jordan Smith is a member of the Energy practice group and concentrates his practice in the areas of oil, gas and natural resources law, with an emphasis on negotiating transactions pertaining to upstream financing, joint ventures, DrillCo transactions, and traditional acquisitions and divestitures. The Energy practice group has been nationally recognized as one of the top practices in oil and gas energy law, receiving a “Tier One” national ranking in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” guide.
Jordan represents exploration and production companies, private equity funds, and other financial institutions in complex transactions across the energy sector, with a particular focus on alternative financing and joint ventures to develop upstream and midstream oil and gas assets, including Drillco transactions, volumetric production payments, equity joint ventures and farmout arrangements.
Jordan advises oil and gas clients on a wide range of issues, including title issues, water rights issues, horizontal drilling under special field rules and lease development obligations. In addition, he has experience in a variety of other complex business transactions, including the acquisition and development of real property, corporate mergers and reorganizations, asset acquisitions and divestitures and project financing.
Jordan works as a strategic partner with his clients to provide proactive legal solutions to accomplish their business objectives, address specific challenges, meet critical deadlines, and maximize financial results.
B.A., with honors, The University of Texas at Austin
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law
- Saint Mary’s Law Journal, Research and Articles Editor
- Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity