We solve your legal problems: In an honest and ethical manner, with superior results, quickly, emphasizing long-lasting solutions.
We work for our clients to create an environment that enhances the opportunities for their businesses to thrive.
Focusing on Oil and Title Examination, Oil and Gas Litigation, Estate Planning, Probate, Small Business Support, and Taxation.
Examination of title in the Permian Basin, east Texas (Haynesville Shale), Texas Panhandle, north Texas (Barnett Shale) south Texas (Eagle Ford), south Arkansas, North Arkansas (Fayetteville Shale), north Louisiana (Haynesville Shale), southwest Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (Tuscaloosa trend).
Oil and Gas Litigation
Real estate title disputes, real estate eminent domain, royalty disputes, disputes over joint operating agreements, breach of contract and partnership disputes, purchase agreement disputes, pipeline easement disputes.
Tax planning, business entity selection, disputes with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Estate Planning & Probate
Probate, trust creation, will creation, guardianship proceedings, general powers of attorneys, medical powers of attorney, special needs planning.
Oil and Gas Transactions
Oil and Gas Leases, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Due Diligence, Joint Operating Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Farmout Agreements, Farmin Agreements, General Land Office negotiations, Railroad Commission Representation.
Small Business Support
Business formation, limited liability companies, business formation, corporate governance, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financing.
Contrary to popular television shows, legal work is plain old hard work and always stressful for the client. To assure the best results for our clients, at the initiation of any representation of a client, we undertake the following:
We discuss with our client realistic expectations;
We outline projected costs and timelines; and
We encourage our clients to be receptive to finding agreement with their opposing party.
Recently, we have handled the following types of cases:
Real estate title disputes and real estate condemnations
Disputes over oil and gas operating agreements
Contract disputes over sales of goods and services
State and Federal Tax disputes
Breach of contract and partnership disputes
Purchase agreement disputes
Contested will proceedings
Pipeline easement disputes
Commodity contract disputes
Construction contract disputes
Insurance proceeds disputes
Regulatory hearings, including Railroad Commission, General Land Office, Texas Board of Real Estate Appraisers, Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, and the State Office of Administrative Hearings
Many of these cases were resolved early, either through negotiated settlement or the use of Alternate Dispute Resolution (mediation). In those cases, the clients obtained their realistic expectations and avoided lengthy time-consuming and expensive litigation. Getting the client the results they want - that is our goal in litigation - not to try an "interesting dispute."