In its representation of a leading global energy sector client, AlvaradoSmith successfully closed the sale of a California refinery and terminal. AlvaradoSmith attorneys Craig Hardwick, Nitya Ram, and Jerry Ruiz successfully negotiated hundreds of assignments, amendments, terminations, waivers and insurance endorsements, to achieve an on-time closing in support of its divestment strategy. This closing marks the sixth refinery sale for the firm’s Energy, Oil & Gas industry group.

AlvaradoSmith’s Energy, Oil & Gas industry group helps the world’s leading energy, oil, and gas producers and distributors succeed in the competitive and highly regulated energy sector. Our attorneys provide innovative and practical solutions to a wide variety of operational, transactional, and compliance challenges, and guide clients to make the well-informed business and policy decisions that lead and align with their strategic and financial success in response to a quickly evolving sector.

AlvaradoSmith’s Business Continuity Update:


In these uncertain times, we remain dedicated to our clients and will continue to provide the quality of support and advice that you have come to expect from AlvaradoSmith.

Our professionals are now telecommuting to continue to meet the needs of our clients while complying with the California State Public Officer’s order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home. The firm will remain fully operational during this time.

We want to take this opportunity to share how AlvaradoSmith’s business continuity plan is navigating the Novel Coronavirus landscape as attorneys and staff continue to serve clients.  READ MORE