Areas of Practice

Oil and Gas / Energy Law

Our attorneys have kept pace with the oil and gas industry’s rapid growth in South Texas, handling numerous complex legal aspects of energy development. We represent surface owners, royalty interest owners, independent exploration and development companies, pipeline companies and refiners on a broad spectrum of transactional issues.


  • Drilling contracts
  • Environmental issues
  • Farm-in/farm-out agreements
  • Gas contracts
  • Joint operating agreements
  • Oil, gas and mineral leases
  • Production and marketing matters
  • Purchase and sale of mineral and leasehold interests
  • Purchase and sale of refineries, pipelines and product distribution facilities
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Right-of-way acquisition
  • Seismic agreements
  • Surface use agreements
  • Title opinions