John W. Rain - Thompson & Knight LLP

John W. Rain

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 214-969-1644

John Rain represents capital providers and capital users in private debt or investment transactions, with an emphasis on structuring and negotiating volumetric production payments, royalties, and other deals involving the combination of property or commodity sales with derivative contracts.

John represents both lenders and borrowers in bank and mezzanine loans and private placements and assists issuers of high yield debt. He also handles the transactional aspects of bankruptcies and reorganizations.

Amherst CollegeBA 1973The University of Texas at AustinJ.D. 1978
American College of Investment CounselIndependent Petroleum Association of AmericaTexas Association of Bank CounselState Bar of TexasDallas Bar AssociationDallas Bar Foundation

Case History

VPP Transactions — Representation of sellers, buyers, and bankers in more than 35 VPP transactions from 2003 to present, ranging from $15 million to $1.1 billion in individual amounts.
Oil and Gas Loans — Representation of mezzanine lenders and commercial banks in loans to oil and gas exploration and development companies.
Credit Facilities — Representation of oil and gas and industrial companies in negotiating credit facilities.
Work-outs — Representation of mezzanine lenders in work-outs of oil and gas loans.
High-Yield Note Transactions — Representation of issuers and underwriters in various high-yield note transactions, including representing affiliated companies in negotiating and coordinating two note offerings and two credit facilities in order to facilitate a spin-off.

Client Comments

"John Rain is a very good lawyer and a very nice person."

Office Location

One Arts Plaza, Suite 1500
1722 Routh Street
Dallas, TX 75201
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Energy Law of the Dallas Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Dallas Metro Area
John W. Rain has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!John W. Rain has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Debt Finance, Derivatives, Finance, Mezzanine Finance, Oil & Gas Lending)
Energy Law (Finance, Futures, Oil & Gas)

Other Information

Gender: Male