Daniel Nossa
(281) 203-5772
Office: The Woodlands
J.D. Stanford Law School
A.B. Princeton University
Licensure: NY | TX
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Dan Nossa uses a unique blend of common sense and creativity when it comes to helping his clients make high stakes and complex financial decisions.  From daily decisions on derivatives and commodities trading to longer term strategic advice on financing, M&A, and capital raising, Dan has a valued seat at the table with some of the most successful energy companies in the U.S.  Dan has always been intrigued by capital markets and has been able to integrate that passion into his legal career.  Driven by the challenge of helping clients realize their goals, Dan is an experienced advisor for entities in various industries including banks, funds, commodity trading companies, retail electric providers, exploration and production companies, pension plans, and endowments. 

Dan is also engaged by clients who are focused on clean and renewable energy, including gas fired power plants and the solar and wind industries.  Dan has extensive experience drafting and negotiating power purchase agreements (PPAs).    

In addition to his extensive transactional practice, Dan provides regulatory advice to clients with regard to the Commodity Exchange Act and Dodd-Frank compliance.

Dan is known by his clients and colleagues as someone who is easy to work with.  In 2019, Dan was one of 335 lawyers across the nation to be recognized as a Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group.  He is responsive, easily understood, and respects the relationship between time and money in the business world.

Work Experience

2016 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2014-2016 Jackson Walker LLP
2008-2012 Vinson & Elkins LLP
2003-2008 Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Speaking Engagements

"Blockchain and Smart Contracts," Institute for Energy Law, Oil & Gas Conference, 2019

Co-author, "Hedging Oil and Gas Production," 41st Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute, March 2015

Co-author, "Commodity Repo Agreements for Crude Oil Inventory," May 2014

Co-author, "Drafting Tips: Securities Lending Authorization Agreements," May 2014

Key Experience

Negotiated and drafted company operating agreements, convertible notes, subscription agreements, strategic alliance agreements and letters of intent for blockchain microservice company and prepared investor and strategic partner presentation material focusing on the financial services market
Provided developers of a social-gaming platform securities regulatory advice and draft term sheets for equity investments in the company
Assisted a cybersecurity software development company with securities regulatory and tax advice, and negotiated and drafted company operating agreements, subscription agreements and investor term sheets

Memberships & Awards

BTI Client Service All Stars 2019