Gordon Arata Member Cynthia Nicholson Selected to The 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Energy Lawyers Guide

Cynthia A. Nicholson, Member of Gordon Arata, has been recognized as one of The 2024 Lawdragon 500 Leading Energy Lawyers. Nicholson is one of 500 energy attorneys selected across the U.S. to be included in the guide and the only attorney recognized for “oil & gas transactions” in Louisiana. Lawdragon is a leading digital media company that produces best lawyer guides recognizing attorneys and legal professionals in an array of industries and areas. This year marks the second year for the Energy 500 as an independent guide and the second time Nicholson has been recognized on the list.

“I am honored to be selected to this list and even more so to be included with such an accomplished group of energy attorneys in Louisiana and across the U.S.,” said Nicholson.

Lawdragon selects candidates through a combination of submissions and independent journalistic research and vetting by industry experts. Attorneys in the guide span a variety of areas in the energy sector, including oil and gas, electricity, mining, nuclear power, and alternative energy.

Nicholson has been practicing law for over 40 years and has earned a reputation as a leading energy attorney. Her practice is centered on oil and gas transactions with respect to lands located within Louisiana and those located in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). She regularly documents and negotiates acquisitions and divestures of both onshore and offshore properties and has considerable experience with transaction structures, including mergers, asset and stock acquisitions and sales and financing.

Specifically, Nicholson has expanded her work with midstream energy companies, including acquisitions of OCS assets and pipeline systems, advising clients on federal and state regulatory issues for pipeline assets in the Gulf of Mexico, and assisting with operations issues for onshore and offshore pipeline systems, among other matters.  Nicholson also assists her clients in the expanding field of carbon capture, transportation and sequestration.

In addition to Lawdragon, Nicholson has been ranked in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers year-over-year.

For more information about Cynthia Nicholson or to schedule a consultation, please contact Gordon Arata at 504-582-1111 or For media inquiries, please contact Jennifer Bond at or 504-679-9825.

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