Matt Key

Matt joined Dugger & Associates as an associate attorney in 2010 after serving as a law clerk with the firm beginning in 2008. Matt works on commercial and energy litigation as well as international business ventures and contract negotiation.  Career highlights to date include:

 

Transactional

 

  • Joint venture formation between U.S./European companies and local companies in energy markets.

 

  • Contract negotiation and legal analysis in support of a large offshore fiber-optics cable network offshore Angola.

 

  • Representation of seller in divestment of a nine-figure interest in a U.S. LNG terminal facility on behalf of an international oil company.

 

  • Negotiation and drafting of major service agreements on behalf of Angolan clients with international drilling companies.

 

  • U.S. support for international construction projects, including contract negotiation and securing visas for foreign workers to join project development in the U.S.

 

  • Negotiation of contract terms with oil and gas operators on behalf of mid-sized U.S.-based engineering and service contractors.

 

Litigation

 

  • Defense of multi-million dollar breach of contract lawsuit brought by oil and gas contractor against Sonangol U.S.A. Company.

 

  • Defense of federal maritime garnishment proceedings on behalf of Sonangol group of companies related to multi-million dollar ship charter dispute.

 

  • Representation of Sonangol group of companies in 28 U.S.C. § 1782 discovery proceeding brought in U.S. federal courts related to multi-million dollar claim in the High Courts of England. 

 

  • Recovery of high-six-figure settlement acting as lead counsel in suit representing vehicle leasing company against rental-car company.

 

Admissions

 

Texas

Southern District of Texas

Northern District of Texas

Western District of Texas

 

About Matt

 

Matt graduated from South Texas College of Law cum laude and served as a member on the South Texas Law Review. Prior to law school Matt attended the University of Texas at Austin and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. He lives in Houston’s Energy Corridor with his wife Priscilla. They enjoy traveling, cooking and taking up new projects.

 

Professional & Community Involvement

 

Member, Houston Bar Association

Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association

Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Member, State Bar of Texas

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