Kean Miller Drills Deeper into Texas and Louisiana to Serve Energy, Oil & Gas, and Petrochemical Clients—From The Woodlands to the Wetlands
Kean Miller has grown again, opening offices in The Woodlands, Texas, and Lafayette, Louisiana, by combining with the energy-focused law firm Dupuis & Polozola. Joining Kean Miller as equity partners are James H. “Jimmy” Dupuis Jr. in The Woodlands and Kyle P. Polozola in Lafayette.
This expansion builds on Kean Miller’s Houston office opening in 2017 and strengthens the firm’s portfolio of legal and business services to energy, oil & gas, and petrochemical industry clients.
The nine lawyers with Dupuis & Polozola are experienced in all phases of upstream oil and gas exploration and production, handling transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters, as well as real estate and business and corporate matters. The firm’s clients include global exploration companies and small independents operating in Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, Kansas, North Dakota, and New Mexico.
“Lafayette is the hub of South Louisiana’s energy corridor, and The Woodlands continues to experience unprecedented growth in corporate headquarters. Our two new offices strengthen our ability to offer strategic legal resources to our clients from east of New Orleans to the energy corridor of West Houston and from the Gulf of Mexico to West Texas and beyond.”
– Blane Clark, Managing Partner
“Combining our law firms made great sense. We share a commitment to knowing our clients’ businesses inside and out and to personalized client service. Our clients will benefit from Kean Miller’s progressive approach and full-service offerings, and Kean Miller’s clients now have access to a team of upstream oil and gas attorneys experienced in Texas, Louisiana, and other producing states.”
– Jimmy Dupuis, Partner
“Our Lafayette office magnifies the existing firm presence across Louisiana and in Texas. With Kean Miller’s regional presence and deep bench of talented lawyers, we are an even more dynamic force in the Bayou State.”
– Kyle Polozola, Partner