Corporate Transactions Partner JA Glaccum Joins Hunton Andrews Kurth in Houston

Distinguished Corporate Transactions Lawyer J.A. Glacum joined Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP as a partner in the firm’s Houston office.

Glacum focuses its practice on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and private equity transactions. In addition to representing companies in a wide range of industries, Glaccum has significant experience in the areas of renewable energy, power and utilities, including electric utilities, diversified energy companies, nuclear power companies, independent power producers, fund sponsors and investors.

“JA is a highly regarded M&A professional who has advised an impressive and diverse list of clients over the past two decades, many of them prominent in the renewable energy, power and utility industries,” said declared Courtney Cochran Butler, co-head of the capital markets practice of Hunton Andrews Kurth. “His extensive experience and broad industry exposure will be underpinned by the firm’s nationally recognized corporate, M&A and capital markets practices.” We are delighted to welcome JA to the firm and to the Houston office.

Glaccum regularly advises public and private companies, private equity firms, infrastructure companies, investment banks and special committees on major domestic and cross-border transactions, including public and private mergers, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, reverse Morris Trust transactions, proxy contests, shareholder activism, strategic investments and joint ventures.

He also has an extensive practice in corporate law, with a focus on securities, corporate finance and governance issues. He has represented clients in public and private capital markets transactions, including debt and equity offerings, private equity/sponsorship investments and fund formation.

Glacum’s notable transactions prior to joining the company include:

  • Acted for a solar power manufacturing company in connection with the asset stripping and sale of a non-core business to a private equity holding company.
  • Acted for an electric vehicle (EV) charging station business in connection with its acquisition by a publicly traded EV charging company.
  • Acted for a publicly traded utility company in connection with several disposals of nuclear power plants.
  • Acted for a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company in its $1.9 billion sale to a global life sciences company.
  • Acted for a Japanese strategic in connection with its investment in a developer of small modular reactors.

“JA brings valuable experience representing public and private companies in sectors that are central to the firm’s broad M&A and capital markets practices, including renewable energy, utilities, nuclear power and independent power producers,” said Mike O’Leary, co-head of Hunton Andrews Kurth’s global business practice. “JA will add significant breadth and depth to our domestic energy and utilities capital markets and M&A practices, and we are excited about the new opportunities and additional insights it will bring to our expanded corporate team in the Texas market.

Glaccum joins Hunton Andrews Kurth from DLA Piper LLP (USA), where he was a partner in the firm’s corporate practice. Prior to joining DLA, Glaccum was an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Glacum received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and is licensed to practice in Texas, Washington DC and New York. He earned his undergraduate degree at the Virginia Military Institute. Before going to law school, Glaccum served as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army in Korea and in the 82n/a Airborne Division.

Hunton Andrews Kurth’s energy M&A team represents a diverse clientele, including developers, sponsors, private equity underwriters and funds, commercial and multilateral lenders, unregulated power companies, regulated electric and gas utilities, contractors, suppliers and buyers, upstream, midstream and interstate pipelines. and downstream oil and gas companies, coal and transmission companies, renewable energy companies, electric distributors and independent electric transmission companies as well as federal, state and local governments around the world .

Drawing on more than a century of practice in the energy sector, Hunton Andrews Kurth’s energy transition team assists in the development and financing of new energy sources and the retirement of traditional energy sources , participates in the policy-making process, helps drive and navigate regulatory change, advises clients on strategic opportunities to diversify their energy portfolios and achieve a greener economy, and advocates cutting-edge energy issues. With deep experience in a wide range of industries, including a globally recognized energy practice, and with federal, state and local regulatory authorities, Hunton Andrews Kurth advises clients on diverse and changing legal and regulatory challenges, helping customers to build sustainable energy transition solutions. .

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