JAMES F. ENGLISH is a partner in the Houston and Denver offices of Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. As a corporate attorney, Mr. English serves primarily the energy, mining, transportation and infrastructure development industries. Having spent nearly a decade in-house at an American petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company, Mr. English is an expert in the commercial agreements associated with deep water exploration & development, unconventionals, midstream projects, natural gas commercialization (LNG, pipelines, processing, GTL, industrial applications, etc.), and oilfield services. He has worked in more than 50 countries and is well versed in the requirements of international investment. In Energy and Mining, Mr. English represents companies in all aspects of their operations: mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, purchase and sale agreements, farmouts, production sharing, joint bidding, carry and earning agreements, Drillcos, participation, field development, operating agreements, unit operations, gathering, transportation, terminal agreements, facility access, tolling, sharing, interconnect, production handling and seismic acquisition. Mr. English also has significant experience in the commercialization of both energy and mining projects and can assist with spot, short and long term SPAs for the purchase of LNG, gas, ngl's, oil, metals, and aggregates. In Transportation, Mr. English has worked with pipelines, trucking, rail and aviation companies looking to sell or acquire businesses and assets. Having previously worked for the State of Colorado oil & gas regulator, Mr. English is experienced in what it takes to negotiate deals with a heavy regulatory influence.