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Thomas O. Moore III
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Thomas Moore's practice focuses on project development, finance, and mergers and acquisitions. He serves clients in the infrastructure and energy sectors and has substantial experience leading transactions that involve public entities. This includes representing U.S., European and other international companies on the sponsor side in public private partnerships.

Mr. Moore's work and experience has been recognized by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, where he is ranked in the Projects category. According to Chambers, Mr. Moore is "the leading light of Bracewell's PPP practice and 'quality runs through everything he does.'"

Representative Matters

Calpine Corporation in the sale of an undivided interest in the 1,038 MW combined-cycle Freestone Energy Center to Rayburn County Electric Cooperative, Inc. The transaction included the negotiation of a joint ownership agreement and the related operating, service and management contracts.

Royal Vopak and Bahamas Oil Refining Company on the expansion of their marine terminal facilities in Freeport, Grand Bahamas and the Port of Houston.

NTE Mobility Partners Segments 3 LLC, in its bid to be awarded a concession to design and construct Segment 3A and operate, maintain and collect tolls from Segments 3A and 3B of the North Tarrant County Express Managed Lanes Facility, and in connection with the issuance of $274 million private activity bonds by the Texas Private Activity Bond Surface Transportation Corporation and a loan of $531 million from the United States Department of Transportation for the financing of the project.

Tenaska in connection with the development and purchase agreement with Brownsville Public Utilities Board for construction of a proposed 800 MW natural gas-fueled electric generation station in Brownsville, Texas.

Alinda Capital in the $800 million acquisition of InterPark, a central business district and off-airport parking business.

Isolux Corsan, regarding the Jefferson Parkway toll road project in Denver, Colorado.

Consortium in respect of the proposed award of a concession for the Pittsburgh Parking System.

SH 183 Mobility Partners in connection with its bid for the SH 183 Managed Lanes Project.

Houston Astros Baseball Team regarding the development, financing and operation of Minute Maid Park.

Ferrovial Agroman S.A. in the acquisition of W.W. Webber, a heavy civil construction company.

SH 130 Concession Company LLC, a joint venture indirectly owned by Cintra Infraestructuras, S.A. and Zachry/Hastings, in the negotiation and closing of the concession and  $1.36 billion funding package for construction and operation of the final two segments of SH 130 between Austin and Seguin – Awarded North American Transport Deal of the Year 2008 by Project Finance Magazine.

North Tarrant Express Mobility Partners, established by Cintra Infraestructuras S.A., Meridiam Infrastructure and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, on the comprehensive development agreement and the project financing for the $2 billion North Tarrant Express project. Awarded Transport Deal of the Year 2009 by Infrastructure Journal.

LBJ Infrastructure Group, established by Cintra Infraestructuras , S.A., Meridiam Infrastructure and the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, on the comprehensive development agreement and financing for the $2.8 billion IH-635 (LBJ Freeway) Managed Lanes Project.

Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage LLC in connection with its compressed air energy storage development project and joint venture with Dresser Rand.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in the development, financing and operation of the Astrodomain Complex, including NRG Stadium and NRG Center.

City of San Antonio regarding the Grand Hyatt Convention Center Hotel and the Tower of the Americas projects.


J.D., with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 1973
B.E., Vanderbilt University, 1969

Bar Admissions



American Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow
Theatre Under the Stars, General Counsel


Chambers & Partners, Chambers Global, Projects, 2010-2015; Projects: PPP, 2013-2015
Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA, Projects, 2008-2014; Projects: PPP, 2013-2014
Woodward/White, Inc., Best Lawyers, 2008-2017
Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition, 2009
Thomson Reuters, Texas Super Lawyers, 2003-2005, 2007-2009
Editor-in-Chief, Texas International Law Journal