Barrett Schitka


Barrett Schitka


New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3509 | +1 212 698 3599


Barrett Schitka* is a corporate associate in Dechert’s New York office. Mr. Schitka focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions for large and middle market corporations, private equity funds and their portfolio companies as well as a variety of other corporate transactions. He has considerable experience in the acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas assets (upstream and midstream), the formation of joint ventures and drilling programs involving energy assets, and the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Schitka's energy industry experience includes advising clients in connection with complex acquisitions and divestitures (including acquisitions and divestitures out of bankruptcy), joint operating and joint development agreements, farmout agreements, oil and gas transportation and gathering agreements, and a variety of other commercial transactions. His writings have been published in McGill Law Journal and Journal of World Energy Law and Business.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Schitka was an associate in the Texas office of another global law firm.  

  • University of Waterloo, Bachelor of Applied Science, Chemical Engineering, 2011
  • University of Waterloo, B.A., Spanish, 2011
  • University of Calgary Faculty of Law, J.D., 2014, Dean’s List, International Energy Lawyers Program, Editor in Chief – Alberta Law Review
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2015, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Order of the Scribes, Editor in Chief – Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy
  • *Admitted in Texas and Ontario only
  • COERT Holdings 1 in its successful Section 363 acquisition of the Enduro Royalty Trust assets and interests from Enduro Resource Partners.
  • KKR/Venado Oil & Gas, LLC in the acquisition of operated assets in the Eagle Ford oil window of South Texas from Texas American Resources Company I, LLC.
  • HarbourVest Partners, L.P., as part of a consortium, in a joint venture and drilling program with W&T Offshore, Inc. to drill up to 14 specified projects in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • HG Energy II Appalachia, LLC in its exchange transaction with CNX Resources Corp. and CNX Midstream Partners LP.
  • A Large global investment fund in the formation of drilling participation arrangement with SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) to develop up to US$200M of wells in the NW STACK play.
  • EQT Production Company in connection with its US$527 million acquisition of Stone Energy Corporation’s Marcellus and Utica Shale assets out of bankruptcy.
  • Samson Resources Corporation in six simultaneous asset sales, with an aggregate purchase price of US$650 million, during its Chapter 11 restructuring. 
  • Alta Marcellus Development, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alta Resources Development, LLC, in connection with its US$1.24 billion acquisition of operated and non-operated upstream assets and operated midstream assets in the Marcellus Shale of north-central Pennsylvania from Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
  • Anadarko Petroleum in a US$2.1 billion acquisition of Gulf of Mexico Assets.
  • BCE-Mach LLC in the acquisition of Repsol E&P USA Inc.'s producing properties in Oklahoma and Kansas.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

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