J. Rob Fowler

Partner

Rob Fowler Photo

Houston

P: +1.713.229.1229 F: +1.713.229.2729
  • Negotiation of the employee benefits provisions in a large public company merger in the oilfield services industry, and assisted with benefits integration, executive compensation and retention planning post-merger
  • Negotiation of employee benefits aspects of sale of retail electric provided in which ESOP was a significant selling shareholder
  • Representation of multiemployer pension and welfare plan trustees in plan administration, plan design and fiduciary issues
  • Advised clients regarding compensation and benefits structuring in connection with initial public offering of MLPs
  • Represented management team in the negotiation of equity incentive and other compensation arrangements in connection with private equity purchase
  • Negotiation of the employee benefits provisions in a client’s sale of a subsidiary
  • Negotiation of the employee benefits provisions of a joint venture agreement between two oilfield services companies and providing advice regarding follow-up issues in implementation of the joint venture structure
  • Design and implementation of several employee stock ownership plans
  • Addressed equity compensation adjustments and related matters in public company split-off
  • Representation of a major oil company in a class action suit alleging that independent contractors were common-law employees entitled to benefits
  • Representation of an investment committee in a class action suit over employer stock issues in a 401(k) plan
  • Negotiation of numerous employment and separation agreements on behalf of employers and executives
  • Advised clients regarding design of equity incentive arrangements, including restricted stock, phantom stock, stock units, stock options and stock appreciation rights and preparation of related documentation
  • Advised client regarding various aspects of pension plan termination