Thornhill Consulting, LLC is an outgrowth of the oil and gas, real estate and related development practice of Thornhill Law Firm, APLC. The Consulting includes consulting for oil and gas exploration, refinery and development projects; methanol plants, asphalt plants, and complex civil litigation, class actions and mass torts issues relating to mass disasters and clean ups. With the unique petroleum engineering education and experience of Mr. Thornhill, our consulting practice in the energy industry and associated businesses is to explore, develop, produce, store, market, transport and process energy resources. The related capital and finance transactions and business combinations implicit in the consulting allows servicing the global energy industry. Thornhill Consulting, LLC offers a depth and breadth that few other firms can match. Thornhill Consulting, LLC monitors trends and has current knowledge and experience to be different from other firms.
Thornhill Consulting, LLC is involved in port and land development consulting. Tom Thornhill has been retained as General Counsel for the Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal (LIGTT) project. In that role, Thornhill Law Firm negotiated with the State of Louisiana all rights in and to the LIGTT design, development, construction and operation for 50 years. The lease and sublease, development agreement and all Acts of the Louisiana Legislature, signed by the Governor of Louisiana are in the web site at www.ligttmidstreamholdings.com. Since August, when all the rights and interests of the development were officially transferred to ABK LIGTT Development Partners, LLC and its wholly owned subsidiary, LIGTT Midstream Holdings, LLC, Tom Thornhill has also served as Co-Manager of the companies.
Thornhill Consulting, LLC has also undertaken development of another on-shore port, Port Cameron, in addition to consulting for the development of methanol plants, and refineries.
Thornhill Consulting, LLC has experience in all areas of the energy industry, including: Master Limited Partnerships, liquefied natural gas, counselor to domestic and international oil and gas leaders (local, national and multi-national), ports, shipping, transportation, commercial diving contractors, drilling contractors, shipyards, service companies, vessel owners, operators and charterers, process safety engineering, cargo claims, charter parties, collisions/allisions, drilling and construction, financing agreements, limitation of liability, oil pollution, personal injury, property damage claims and tanker operations.
Members of the team of professionals associated with Thornhill Consulting, LLC include mechanical and industrial engineers with masters level of education and experience in development and manufacturing as well as refining. In addition, the business side of the practice includes significant business association structuring, private and public project financing for real estate.
Mr. Thornhill’s petroleum engineering education and experience have been used to participate in offshore oil and gas wells, as well as in his law practice, and in service to the State of Louisiana. Mr. Thornhill’s service including his being elected to serve a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, strengthened his consulting contacts and expertise. Mr. Thornhill served as a member of Appropriations, Joint Budget, Insurance and Retirement committees from 1996-2000.
In addition, Mr. Thornhill has extensive litigation experience in dispute resolution, having been admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court, every state and federal court in Louisiana and Texas, and is admitted pro hac vice in various Mississippi, Texas, New Jersey, Minnesota, and California state and federal courts. Mr. Thornhill remains active in professional associations, including having served as President of the Louisiana Association of Justice, committees of the Louisiana State Bar Association; and active membership in the Federal and American Bar Associations. Mr. Thornhill is a regular lecturer on changes in the law, procedure and professional topics. Thornhill Law Firm has also been named as one of the top 100 Lawyers in Louisiana from 2011 - 2014 and in 2013 named Top Lawyer in Louisiana for its commitment to ethical standards and professional excellence. In addition, Mr. Thornhill was appointed by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to serve as a member of the trial team that prepared for three years (4/2010-2/2013) and then tried for three months in 2013, the BP Multi-District Litigation from the Deepwater Horizon rig blow out of the Macondo well; and as appointed lead counsel in other major class actions.
These collective qualifications and experience give to Thornhill Consulting, LLC a unique scope of services that are offered to fit the needs of clients. Initial contact information offered is through the below email, telephone and mail sites.