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Thomas O. Moore III
Thomas Moore represents and counsels clients in commercial public and private project development and finance transactions, and mergers and acquisitions, with a particular focus on infrastructure and energy. He has experience representing U.S.-based and global companies in public private partnerships and the acquisition, development, financing, operation, restructuring and sale of all types of commercial and industrial facilities, including transportation projects, sports stadiums, electric power plants, LNG plants, chemical plants, water plants, and entertainment facilities.
Mr. Moore is well versed in concession agreements, construction contracts, partnership and consortium arrangements, operation and maintenance agreements, and purchase and sale agreements. In addition, he represents developers and various sources of credit in all types of credit transactions, including project finance transactions, structured finance, term loans, working capital loans, credit enhancement facilities, and various workout transactions and collection efforts involved in non-performing credits.
Mr. Moore's work and experience has been recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, where he is ranked in the Projects category. According to Chambers, Mr. Moore is "the leading light of Bracewell's PPP practice and 'quality runs through everything he does.'"
Represented Calpine Corporation in the sale of an undivided interest in the 1,038 MW combined-cycle Freestone Energy Center to Rayburn County Electric Cooperative, Inc. The transaction included the negotiation of a joint ownership agreement and several related operating, service and management contracts.
Advised Royal Vopak and Bahamas Oil Refining Company on the expansion of their marine terminal facilities in Freeport, Grand Bahamas and the Port of Houston.
Served as project and finance counsel to SH 130 Concession Company, established by Cintra Infraestructuras, S.A. and Zachry/Hastings, helping bring to financial close a $1.36 billion funding package for construction and operation of the final two segments of SH 130 between Austin and Seguin – Awarded North American Transport Deal of the Year 2008 by Project Finance Magazine.
Advised North Tarrant Express Mobility Partners, established by Cintra Infraestructuras S.A., Meridiam Infrastructure and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, on the comprehensive development agreement (CDA) and the project financing for the $2 billion North Tarrant Express project. Awarded Transport Deal of the Year 2009 by Infrastructure Journal.
Advised LBJ Infrastructure Group, established by Cintra Infraestructuras , S.A., Meridiam Infrastructure and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, on the comprehensive development agreement and financing for the $2.8 billion IH-635 (LBJ Freeway) Managed Lanes Project. Largest transportation project of its kind in the U.S. to reach financial close in 2010.
J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1973
B.E., Vanderbilt University, 1969
American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow
Theatre Under the Stars, General Counsel
Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Projects, 2010-2013; Projects: PPP, 2013
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Projects, 2008-2013; Projects: PPP, 2013
Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2011
Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009
Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2005, 2007-2009
Editor-in-Chief, Texas International Law Journal