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David W. Locascio


David W. Locascio

Whether representing an energy company in a complex acquisition, joint venture, or financing; an infrastructure company in greenfield development or finance; or a lender or underwriter providing unsecured or secured financing, Dave Locascio brings a business perspective to each transaction.

Having experienced prior downturns in the upstream oil and gas, and power sectors, Dave understands the difficulties facing companies and lenders as they navigate through uncertain times. He works with clients to proactively address looming challenges and to protect companies and lenders from the potential adverse actions of counterparties.

Dave represents clients in upstream oil and gas projects; gas, oil, or CO2 pipelines; liquefied natural gas (LNG) export and import facilities; and oil and refined products refinery or storage facilities. He helps major energy companies in the acquisition, joint venture, development, and financing of such projects.

He has been at the forefront of the developing U.S. public-private partnership (P3) industry, having worked on seven U.S. P3 projects over the last several years. Since he has acted as consortium, lenders and monoline counsel in P3 projects, he understands the different concerns and perspectives of the participants and helps his clients focus on and understand the issues material to them.

In helping a range of parties develop and finance conventional and renewable power generation, both domestically and internationally, Dave knows the distinctive transactional and regulatory aspects of regional power markets.

Representative Experience

Represented a developer in connection with its bid for the Texas State Highway 288 toll road project.

Represented a major oil and gas company in the development of a CO2 processing facility, a CO2 pipeline, and a gas-fired peaker plant in Texas.

Represented a bond insurer for the private activity bonds that were issued to finance in part the Goethals Bridge project.

Represented a lender in a loan to develop multiple solar projects in Mexico.

Represented the underwriters and lenders in a consortium bid for the Ohio East End Bridge project.

Represented a developer of a 600MW combined-cycle, dual fuel power plant and an LNG offshore floating storage and regasification unit in Chile.

Represented a major financial institution in a secured exclusive supply and hedging facility for a large gas and power retailer.

Represented a major infrastructure sponsor and contractor in the acquisition of a construction company.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law, 1989
  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984


  • Member, Houston Bar Association: Real Estate and Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Sections
  • Member, State Bar of Texas: Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Real Estate, Trusts and Estates, and Construction Law Sections

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Texas


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