We provide comprehensive representation in relation to:

  • Operational issues, including compliance, management and agreements related to exploration, production, marketing, processing, storing, surface use and transportation
  • Contract negotiations and drafts for agreements and conveyances, drilling contracts, exploration agreements, joint operating and joint venture agreements, surface rights agreements, royalties, leases and related matters
  • Mergers and asset acquisitions and divestitures, including the purchase and sale of oil and gas properties involving mixed fee, state, federal and Indian rights and the preparation of related sale, indemnity, surface use and subsurface penetration agreements
  • Debt and equity financing
  • Litigation matters, including mediation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution and appeals, in cases ranging from complex class actions to commercial disputes between small businesses
  • Regulatory proceedings before state commissions and federal agencies, including applications for well spacing, well density, rule exemptions and statutory pooling; administrative appeals of negative agency decisions; and defense of application protests
  • Hydraulic fracturing and well-specific activities, such as subsurface trespass, environmental concerns and insurance disputes
  • Environmental permitting and due diligence
  • Business planning and strategic advice
  • Title work, including sophisticated due diligence title review in connection with asset purchases and merger and acquisition activity; comprehensive drilling, division order and acquisition mineral title opinions involving fee, state, federal and Indian lands; specialty opinions involving natural gas storage units, solution mining and “gob gas” areas; title curative matters; and title examinations