il and Gas Law Digest, founded by McGinnis Lochridge
attorneys in 2012, has grown by leaps and bounds to become a true home for in-house attorneys and landmen to find valuable updates and insights on legal issues pertaining to the oil and gas industry. By pairing oil and gas law with the power and reach of the internet, Oil and Gas Law Digest has found a wide audience ranging from young professionals to established decision-makers. OilandGasLawDigest.com seeks to provide immense value and insight on a broad scope of topics within oil and gas law.
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Oil and Gas Law Digest features content written by attorneys of the law firm McGinnis Lochridge, as well as occasional special guests. OilandGasLawDigest.com seeks to provide immense value and insight on a broad scope of topics within oil and gas law.
Recent Print citations to OilandGasLawDigest.com include:
- United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs – Financing for Development, “Note on Capital Gains Taxation and Taxation of Indirect Asset Transfers,” 2015, http://www.un.org/esa/ffd/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/11STM_Attachment2_Cgt.pdf.
- Michael P. Vargo, Why the Accommodation Doctrine Should Not Apply to Groundwater Owners Under Coyote Lake Ranch, LLC v. City of Lubbock, 6 HLRe 167 (2016)
- Barry Barnett and Laura Abrahamson, The Hottest Oil & Gas Claims for 2015 – and How to Beat Them, 2015 Institute for Energy Law.
- Cressinda Schlag, Indemnity for Environmental Damage: Methods for Structuring an Enforceable Indemnification Agreement for Environmental Claims and Liability, Energy & Mineral Law Foundation 36th Annual Institute, 2015.
Related McGinnis Lochridge Practice Areas
Austin represents oil and gas exploration and production companies and landowners in a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters, including contract and property disputes, royalty disputes, breach of lease cases, lease termination/perpetuation disputes, and an array of other issues in the upstream oil and gas sector. Austin has prosecuted and defended claims in state courts and federal courts. Austin strives to find practical business solutions to complex issues, but if necessary, he works hard to implement effective strategies in the courthouse.
Chris represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters. Chris strives to identify an aggressive, yet practical approach to accomplish his clients' needs, taking into account the particular legal and business issues presented. With horizontal drilling transforming the energy landscape across Texas, Chris developed an emphasis on oil and gas related matters. He has represented operators, non-operators, and landowners in a variety of disputes ranging from seismic misappropriation, leasing issues, royalty disputes, title litigation, lease termination, midstream accounting, and other related contractual disputes. Chris has been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, a Thomson Reuters service, (2014-2019).
Kevin represents a diverse clientele in a wide variety of complex litigation with a particularly strong emphasis on complex civil trials and arbitrations. With a background in petroleum geology, he has operated and participated in oil and gas exploration and development projects across North America. Kevin has international experience in the Americas including Central America and Canada, West Africa, Eastern Europe and Australia. He has been listed in Best Lawyers© in the fields of Oil & Gas Law since 2007 and selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, a Thomas Reuters service, since 2003. Kevin is a recognized speaker, lecturer, and author on the energy industry and related policy matters.
Tim George practices administrative law and litigation on behalf of oil and gas owners and operators. Tim represents clients before the Railroad Commission of Texas and the Texas General Land Office. He has helped solve complex problems with leasehold permitting and production; special field rules; rulemaking; salt water disposal injection; unitization and enhanced recovery; environmental compliance and remediation; pipeline transportation; common carrier, common purchaser, and gas utility compliance; planning and permitting for underground storage in salt caverns and depleted reservoirs; and surface land use and municipal permitting for oil and gas operations. Chambers & Partners USA has ranked Tim in Band 1, its highest ranking in Energy: State Regulatory & Litigation for Oil & Gas in Texas.
Jordan Mullins represents individuals and businesses in commercial disputes with an emphasis on energy industry clients. He has represented energy industry clients in actions in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, and Wyoming.
Jordan’s strength lies in distilling factual details into persuasive themes to present to a jury, ultimately making the most complicated cases understandable and the client’s position clear. He is experienced in matching litigation tactics to business objectives. His litigation skill has been recognized by his peers, including as one of the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2017 and 2018.
Will assists clients with complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on oil & gas. Will’s experience includes drafting dispositive motions for matters in state and federal court, handling interlocutory appeals before Texas courts, arguing hearings, providing in-depth legal research, and assisting in other phases of litigation.
Michael’s main practice is litigation with a specific emphasis on oil and gas issues. Prior to joining McGinnis Lochridge, Michael worked as a geophysicist for over three years for a major seismic reprocessing company. Later, while attending law school, Michael worked full-time in the Land Department of an oil and gas company as a Lease Analyst, processing and monitoring more than $15 million of annual company drilling projects in the company’s South Texas and Wyoming assets. Michael’s substantive background in the oil and gas industry is invaluable in oil and gas related litigation.
Felicity A. Fowler has more than 27 years of experience representing employers in all facets of employment law, including litigation, arbitrations, injunctive relief, administrative proceedings, counseling and trainings throughout the United States.
Martin advises an extensive range of US and foreign clients on a variety of international legal matters. Numerous companies on the Fortune Global 500 list have sought his counsel as well as foreign governments, universities, private equity funds, international charities, technology companies and manufacturers of all sizes.
In addition, he also advises US and foreign high-net-worth individuals as well as family-owned companies with business operations, assets and heirs moving across borders.
Veronica Cruz practices employment law and general litigation. Veronica regularly represents employers in litigation involving claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other employment-related matters before federal and state court and administrative agencies. She also advises and counsels employers of all sizes from a variety of industries on a broad range of workplace issues. Veronica actively seeks out practical solutions for her clients in order to minimize risk.
Lindsey regularly assists clients with identifying export licensing requirements; developing export licensing strategies; reviewing technology transfer controls; determining the export jurisdiction and classification of equipment and technology; and responding to government inquiries. She has extensive experience in advising clients on compliance with U.S. sanctions, particularly with respect to Russia, Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela. Lindsey also has considerable experience in conducting internal investigations and making voluntary disclosures to the Commerce, State, and Treasury Departments.
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