- Represented clients at all state levels of lease termination litigation, including production in paying quantities, retained acreage cases, and total cessation.
- Provided pre-dispute counseling on a variety of lease matters, including negotiation, maintenance, expiration, and acquisition.
- Represented clients in damages disputes and surface access matters, including easements, saltwater disposal, water rights, and injunctions.
- Represented the payors and payees in royalty disputes, including overriding royalties, underpayment, nonparticipating royalty rights, post-production, and suspension issues.
- Represented a Texas-based client in a series of allocation-well cases.
- Counseled clients on production-sharing agreement issues and well-allocation formulas.
- Represented clients in leasehold title and mineral deed litigation, including defect guidance,cotenancy rights, trespass to real property, bona fide purchaser issues, farmouts, and partition suits.
Industry Contract Disputes
- Represented both operators and non-operators in a variety of joint operating agreement litigation, in addition to advising on operational compliance matters.
- Represented clients in upstream and midstream indemnification, fraud, breach of contract, and related tort cases.