Matt Pacey is a partner in Kirkland's Houston office. His practice concentrates on capital markets transactions, corporate governance and compliance. He regularly represents private equity-backed companies in connection with initial public offerings, particularly in the upstream, midstream and oil field service sectors. He has extensive knowledge of master limited partnership matters and has represented issuers or underwriters in numerous MLP financing transactions, including initial public offerings, high yield notes offerings, preferred unit offerings and "at-the market" programs. Matt also regularly advises MLPs and other public companies on governance, conflict matters and SEC compliance and disclosure matters.