Brandon M. Watson
Brandon M. Watson is a Shareholder in GableGotwals’ Tulsa office. Brandon’s practice focuses on business transactions, where he advises clients on matters relating to mergers, acquisitions, corporate governance, compliance with federal securities laws (including registered offerings and periodic reporting compliance), commercial and contract issues. Much of Brandon’s practice focuses on serving clients in the energy industry.
Prior to attending law school, Brandon was employed with a Fortune 500 oil & gas exploration and production company, working in acquisitions and divestitures.
While in law school, he served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Oklahoma Law Review, a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Timothy D. DeGiusti, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma and as a Research Assistant for Professor Brian M. McCall.
Brandon has been published in the Oklahoma Law Review, the Whittier Journal for Child and Family Advocacy, AAPL’s Landman and the Inspectioneering Journal. Brandon was a co-founder and editor of The Oklahoma MLP Quarterly – a publication focused on master limited partnerships in Oklahoma.
In 2017, Brandon was selected by Oklahoma Magazine as a top “40 under 40” professional in the state.
- Representation of publicly-traded energy company in connection with its $100 million at-the-market equity program.
- Representation of master limited partnership in acquisition of natural gas pipeline system and related assets for consideration equal to $28 million plus long-term transportation commitments.
- Representation of publicly-traded corporation in separation of natural gas distribution business to a new stand-alone publicly-traded corporation.
- Representation of Buyer in acquisition of financial services business and related assets.
- Representation of master limited partnership in Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust premerger notification with the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.
- Representation of Buyer as local counsel in acquisition of exploration and production oil and gas assets for consideration equal to approx. $89 million.
- Representation of Seller in multiple drop-downs of oil and gas exploration and production assets to Buyer, a publicly-traded master limited partnership.
- Representation of issuer in Section 16 compliance under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
- Representation of issuer in registration of employee equity plan on Form S-8 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Representation of publicly-traded midstream limited partnership in negotiation and preparation of natural gas liquids storage, connection and supply agreements.
- Representation of lender as local counsel in securing liens on $690 million of pipeline and pipeline-related assets.
- Representation of master limited partnership in $97.5 million follow-on equity offering.
- Representation of master limited partnership in $1.3 billion public debt offering.
- Representation of master limited partnership in $124 million initial public offering and listing on the NASDAQ Global Market.
- Representation of publicly-traded Seller in stock sale of natural gas retail marketing subsidiary to publicly-traded Purchaser for consideration equal to approximately $22.5 million.
J.D., honors, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 2010
• Oklahoma Law Review, Note Editor
• Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
• American Jurisprudence Award in oil and
B.B.A. Finance, with distinction, University of Oklahoma, Michael F. Price College of Business, 2006
American Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
Tulsa County Bar Association