Firm Overview

 

Areas of Oil & Gas Experience

  • Title Opinions
  • Purchase & Sale Agreements
  • Exploration Agreements
  • Participation, Farmout & Operating Agreements
  • Reserve–based Financing
  • Oil and Gas Leasing and Pooling
  • Oil & Gas Controversies – Mediation, Arbitration & Trial
  • Net Profits & Production Payment Financing

 

Admitted to Practice

  • Texas, 1975

 

Achievements

  • Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Board of Specialization of the State Bar of Texas since 1987
  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2003–2010 and one of The Best Lawyers in America, 2005–2010 in Energy
  • One of the Top 100 Lawyers – Houston Region 2006
  • Former Chair, State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section
  • Former Chair, Houston Bar Association Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section
  • Texas Lawyer "Go To" Lawyer in Energy, October 2007

 

Education

  • J.D. Southern Methodist University Dedham School of Law, 1974, Order of the Coif
  • M.B.A. University of Phoenix, 2005

 

Employment Experience

  • Otis Engineering Corporation, an oil field service firm acquired by Halliburton, as in-house corporate attorney, 1975 to 1978
  • Texas Oil & Gas Corp., a publicly-held independent E & P firm, later acquired by Marathon Oil Company, as in-house E&P attorney, 1978 to 1980
  • Cotton, Bledsoe, Tighe & Dawson, Midland and Houston, Texas, 1980 to 1999
  • Haynes and Boone, Houston, Texas, 1999 to 2006

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