Tara R. McElhiney focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate securities, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. Tara represents a variety of public and private companies in the energy, oilfield services, healthcare, and technology industries.
Assisted in advising a leading oilfield services company in the $430 million acquisition of the US pressure pumping and pump-down perforating business of another multinational oilfield services company
Assisted in advising a public E&P company in connection with multiple privately negotiated debt exchanges of more than $1.5 billion of outstanding subordinated notes for various combinations of new secured notes, new convertible notes and/or common stock
Assisted in advising a leading oilfield services company in multiple acquisitions of private companies and in multiple strategic divestitures
Assisted in advising a leading utility provider in multiple acquisitions of retail and wholesale utility providers
Assisted in advising numerous public companies in preparation of shelf registration statements, proxy statements, Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and other periodic reports, as well as press releases and investor presentations
Assisted in advising the underwriters in an $80 million follow-on equity offering for a public E&P company
Assisted in advising the independent directors of a master limited partnership in a property acquisition through a drop-down transaction
Advised a global industrial services company in the review, preparation and negotiation of numerous commercial agreements
University of Texas School of Law, 2014, J.D.
Texas A&M University, 2011, B.B.A., Management and Business Honors, cum laude
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Energy/Projects: Power (including Renewables), Chambers USA (2018)