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Thomas A. Mullen

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Mr. Mullen’s practice focuses on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and transactions involving Delaware business entities.  He regularly advises corporations, directors, board committees and investors regarding fiduciary duties under Delaware law and all aspects of the Delaware General Corporation Law and Delaware partnership and LLC statutes.  Tom is frequently engaged as counsel for conflict committees of master limited partnerships in connection with drop downs, capital restructurings and M&A transactions.  He also provides legal opinions concerning Delaware business entity statutes and corporate and commercial law issues.
 
Tom is an active member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital Committee and the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law.  He is a frequent speaker on Delaware corporate and alternative entity law, including continuing legal education programs and programs sponsored by the ABA and other bar associations.

Tom is recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading Delaware corporate/M&A and alternative entities lawyer, and in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Corporate law.

Representative Matters

  • Represented the conflicts committee of Teekay Offshore Partners LP (“Offshore”) in connection with Brookfield Business Partners’ strategic partnership with Teekay Corp. and strategic investment in Offshore, announced in July 2017.
  • Represented the conflicts committee of World Point Terminals, LP (“WPT”) in connection with the acquisition of WPT by World Point Terminals, Inc., announced in June 2017.
  • Represented the conflicts committee of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. in connection with its merger with Sunoco Logistics Partners LP.
  • Represented the conflicts committee of Columbia Pipeline Partners LP (“CPPL”) in connection with the acquisition of CPPL by TransCanada Corporation.
  • Represented the conflicts committee of Sanchez Production Partners LP in connection with a series of drop down transactions with Sanchez Energy Corporation.
  • Represented the audit committee of HollyFrontier Corporation in connection with a drop down of refinery units to Holly Energy Partners.
  • Represented a transaction committee of Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. in connection with a private placement transaction with Ares Management, L.P.
  • Represented the conflicts committee of Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. in connection with Ergon Inc.’s acquisition of Blueknight’s general partner and a related drop down transaction.
  • Represented the conflicts committee of MGM Growth Properties LLC in connection with its acquisition of Borgata Hotel Casino’s real property from MGM Resorts.
  • Served as Delaware counsel for Sanofi in connection with its consent solicitation and related acquisition proposal to Medivation Inc.
  • Represented a special committee of SL Industries Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Handy & Harman Ltd.
  • Represented the conflicts committee of Foresight Energy LP, in connection with Murray Energy Corporation’s strategic investment in Foresight and its general partner, and a related drop down transaction.
  • Represented a special committee of Sunoco LP in connection with a series of drop down transactions with Energy Transfer Partners LP.
  • Represented the conflicts committee of Eagle Rock Energy Partner LP in connection with the sale of its midstream business to Regency Energy Partners, and in connection with its merger with Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC.
  • Served as Delaware counsel for The Williams Companies, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of GIP’s ownership interests in Access Midstream Partners, LP, and in connection with the merger of Williams Partners L.P. and Access Midstream Partners, LP.
  • Served as Delaware counsel for Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. in connection with its merger with Genesis HealthCare.
  • Served as Delaware counsel for Media General, Inc. in connection with its merger with LIN Media LLC.
  • Served as Delaware counsel for EPL Oil & Gas Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Energy XXI (Bermuda) Ltd.
  • Served as Delaware counsel for Suntory Holdings Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Beam, Inc.
  • Represented a special committee of Crosstex Energy, Inc., in connection with the combination of Crosstex and its MLP, Crosstex Energy LP, with Devon Energy Corporation’s midstream business.
  • Represented the conflicts committee of Inergy Midstream, LP in connection with the combination of Inergy Midstream and Inergy LP with Crestwood Midstream Partners LP.
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Education

Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., 1989

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1992

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Delaware, 1993

Professional Activities and Honors

  • Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Corporate Law and Commercial Law Sections, Delaware State Bar Association
  • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the areas of Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Recognized by Chambers USA 2017 in Corporate/M&A and Alternative Entities