Ian Furman is an associate in the firm’s Houston office. He advises clients on domestic and international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and energy development projects. His primary area of focus is energy industry transactions, particularly liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects and upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas transactions, including advising clients with respect to joint operating agreements, and pipeline acquisitions and divestitures. Ian has previously worked on secondment with two global energy companies focusing on commodities and energy trading, where his responsibilities included negotiating purchase and sale agreements for power, oil, gas, metals and chemicals, spot contracts, storage agreements, and related transactions.
Ian also advises clients on matters involving the development, operation, acquisition and disposition of renewable energy assets, including the construction and operation of solar, wind, and biomass facilities. He has experience representing clients in real property matters that arise in connection with project development of all types across the globe.
Ian maintains an active pro bono practice, handling immigration and asylum matters. He has served on the Houston Bar Association (HBA) Professionalism Committee and is a former chair of the HYLA/HYLF Adopt-an-Angel program. Ian previously served on the board of directors of the Houston Young Lawyers Association and is currently a fellow for the Houston Bar Foundation and the Houston Young Lawyers Foundation.
Ian is fluent in Spanish and previously studied in Mexico and Argentina. He is a member of the firm’s Latin America energy practice group.
Prior to joining the firm, Ian was an associate at a global law firm where he concentrated his practice in corporate and business transactions, with a particular focus on energy industry transactions. Ian has previously worked on secondment in the Houston offices of two global companies with a focus on commodities and energy trading.
- Board of Directors, Houston Young Lawyers Association (2014-2015)
- Board of Directors, Houston Lawyer Referral Service (2014-2016)
- Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
- Fellow, Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
- Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
- Member, Houston Bar Association