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Biography

Austin counsels banks, borrowers and private equity sponsors in a wide range of financial transactions such as oil and gas reserve-based financing, real estate lending and commercial asset-based financing, and acquisition financing. He has experience with representing banks with defaulted and troubled loans, including negotiation and documentation of waiver and forbearance agreements, loan modifications, and extensions. Austin represents oil and gas clients in a variety of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, joint operating agreements and master service agreements. He also attends to business organizational matters including limited liability company agreements, limited partnership agreements, bylaws and officer’s certificates and resolutions.

Prior to joining Frost Brown Todd, Austin worked in other notable Texas law firms and served as general counsel for two independent oil and gas companies in Dallas. Fort Worth Magazine named Austin a “2013 Top Attorney” for Oil and Gas and, in 2014, he was named by the same publication as a top attorney in Banking.

Other Info About Austin

Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Represented state and regional banks in reserve-based lending transactions secured by oil and gas properties in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, North Dakota, Wyoming and Pennsylvania

Represented private equity sponsored borrowers in loan refinancing and acquisition financing transactions

Served as general counsel for independent oil and gas operating company and its affiliate companies

Education

Bar Membership

Austin is licensed to practice in the following state:

Texas, 2012

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Top Attorney in Oil and Gas, Fort Worth Magazine, 2013

Top Attorney in Banking, Fort Worth Magazine, 2014

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

Dallas Young Professionals in Energy