Energy MVP: Bracewell's G. Alan Rafte

Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 1:33 PM EST) -- For Bracewell & Giuliani LLP’s G. Alan Rafte, a spot on Law360’s list of Energy MVPs came from a year of shepherding high-profile, high-dollar divestments involving some of the industry’s biggest names and plenty of moving parts.

Rafte, who’s called Bracewell home since 1979 and co-chairs the firm’s business and regulatory practice, says getting a deal done for a seller boils down to two things: maximizing cash and minimizing liability.

“You have to think about how much residual liability is there,” Rafte said.

Liability played a...
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