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Louis G Hering

Louis G Hering

Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell

Wilmington, DE, USA


Lou is a partner in the Firm’s Commercial Law Counseling Group. He is actively involved in the organization and structuring of all forms of Delaware alternative entities. His practice includes mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on structures involving alternative entities, and the delivery of third-party legal opinions in connection with the full spectrum of Delaware contracts.

He works with private equity, hedge and mutual funds in connection with their formation and operation including, TPG Capital, Goldentree Asset Management, OppenheimerFunds, Inc., Prudential Mutual and BlackRock. He also regularly represents sponsors and conflicts committees of master limited partnerships, including Enterprise Products Partners, Enbridge Energy Partners, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, EQT and Tallgrass Energy Partners.

Active in Delaware and national legal associations, Lou serves as chair of the Partnership and Limited Liability Company Committee of the Corporate Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association ("DSBA"), which is responsible for annually reviewing and updating Delaware’s partnership and LLC statutes, and a member of the Statutory Trust Committee of the Commercial Law Section of the DSBA, which is responsible for reviewing and updating Delaware’s statutory trust act. He is also a member of the American Bar Association (ABA)’s Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Associations of the Business Law Section (and chair of the LLC subcommittee), the Opinion Committee of the Business Law Section of the ABA, the Board of Directors of the Working Group on Legal Opinions and the TriBar Opinion Committee.

He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007. Chambers USA: Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business has ranked Lou in Band 1 among Delaware Corporate/M&A and Alternative Entities since 2006.   In addition, Lou was mentioned in The Legal 500 US for his commercial law work and included in Delaware Super Lawyers 2014 and Who's Who Legal: Private Funds 2015.

Lou is a frequent speaker and writer on alternative entity and opinion matters. His publications have appeared in Bloomberg BNA, Law360, and Practical Law.

Professional Activities

American Bar Association (Business Law Section, Committee on LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Business Associations, Chair of the LLC Subcommittee; Co-Chair of Single Member LLC Agreement drafting project; Opinion Committee; Working Group on Legal Opinions, Board of Directors; TriBar Opinion Committee)

Delaware State Bar Association (Corporate Law Section: Chair, Partnership and Limited Liability Company Committee; Alternative Entity Committee; Statutory Trust Committee)

Representative Matters

Represented the conflicts committee of Crestwood Gas Services GP LLC in the acquisition of Inergy Midstream, L.P.

Represented the conflicts committee of Crosstex Energy LP in a business combination with Devon Energy Corporation.

Represented the sponsors of Tallgrass Energy Partners, L.P. and EQT Midstream Partners, LP in the formation of the MLPs.

Represented Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. in moving its fund complex to Delaware.

Represented TPG in launching its flagship private equity fund.

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