University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2019; summa cum laude, Chief Notes & Comments Editor, Houston Law Review

Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.Ed. 2013

Wellesley College, magna cum laude, B.A. 2011

Bar Admissions



Marianne Standley is an associate in the Firm's Tax Planning & Business Transactions practice. Previously, she practiced transactional tax in the Houston office of an international law firm, focusing on corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, banking and restructuring, and securities offerings.

Representative Matters

M&A - Previously Assisted on: 

  • Centennial Resource Development - US$7.0 billion merger of equals between Centennial Resource Development and Colgate Energy Partners III
  • Landmark Dividend - US$851 million acquisition of Landmark Infrastructure Partners
  • Diamondback Energy - US$745 million sale of Williston Basin assets to Oasis Petroleum
  • UGI Corporation - US$540 million acquisition of Mountaineer Gas Company
  • CNX Resources - US$357 million take-private transaction
  • Flame Acquisition – de-SPAC business combination with Sable Offshore Corp.

Private Equity - Previously Assisted on: 

  • Representation of private equity firm EnCap Flatrock Midstream in partnership with Manchester Energy, to develop a large scale, diversified midstream business
  • Representation of Inspiration Mobility, the first one-stop electric vehicle solutions company, in securing US$200 million capital commitment from ArcLight Energy Partners Fund VII and entering into EV fleet lease partnership with ridehail innovator Revel
  • Representation of private equity firm Platform Partners in investment in July Business Services, a financial technology retirement plan and payroll services company.

Capital Markets - Previously Assisted on: 

  • Enterprise Products Partners – Tack-on notes offering of US$1 billion and US$250 million notes
  • Energy Transfer - US$900 million offering of preferred units
  • Sunoco - US$800 million high-yield notes offering and concurrent tender offer
  • TransAlta Corporation – Representing underwriters in US$400 million notes offering
  • Pro Frac IPO – Representing underwriters
  • Project Plum SPAC IPO – Representing underwriters
  • Flame Acquisition SPAC IPO
  • Hawks Acquisition SPAC IPO

Banking and Restructuring - Previously Assisted on: 

  • Representation of Hi-Crush, a mining, processing, and distribution provider of silica sand proppant, a key component in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells, in its chapter 11 case involving a restructuring of nearly US$1.0 billion in debt and other unsecured claims. Hi-Crush successfully completed its restructuring in October 2020
  • Representation of Scotiabank, as reserve-based lending agent and debtor-in-possession agent, in connection with the chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings for Gulfport Energy, a natural gas producer
  • Revolving credit facility of US$400 million and subsequent amendments up to US$1.25 billion for Summit Midstream, an operator of midstream energy infrastructure assets, primarily shale formations, in North America
  • US$950 million term loan and revolving facility for Genesis Energy, a company that owns and operates crude oil gathering, marketing and pipeline operations, to refinance existing debt
  • US$200 million revolving facility for Green Range

Seminars & Presentations

Professional Affiliations

  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association




Seminars & Presentations

 2023 TXCPA CPE by the Sea Conference ,“The Inflation Reduction Act in Today’s Business Environment”, June 16, 2023