We’re the Lawyers Who Know the Oil and Gas Industry in Texas
The oil and gas business is big in Houston, Texas. In the Houston area, anyone from family landowners to major energy companies can become involved in oil and gas litigation. Prominent energy industry companies maintain business interests here and are heavily involved in local commerce. Moreover, disputes over energy rights can become extremely complicated, lengthy, or expensive. At Henke & Williams, LLP, we are here to assist you in efficiently resolving the many types of legal issues that can arise with energy interests.
Common Oil and Gas Industry Conflicts
A wide variety of laws and regulations govern the energy industry in Texas. Your energy operations or rights disputes may implicate anything from breach of contract to real estate law to environmental regulations. That is why you need a business litigation law firm with the knowledge to identify the many issues at play in your case. For example, our oil and gas litigation attorneys can address your conflicts relating to:
Drilling and joint operating agreements
Oil and gas lease covenants
Oil and gas investments
Mineral leases and title ownership
Royalties from oil and gas production
Water and surface use
Saltwater production and disposal
We can evaluate your unique oil and gas needs to determine how we would go about resolving the dispute during a consultation. Since oil and gas litigation may involve a variety of types of law and governmental agencies, you need a lawyer with experience to help with your case.
The Many Types of Documents in Oil and Gas Litigation
In oil and gas litigation, the parties often need to exchange many different types of documents. For example, a single dispute may involve reviewing plats, historical land records, contracts, real estate leases, blueprints, and correspondence. This can get complicated quickly, even for business people familiar with the industry. Our knowledgeable oil and gas litigation lawyers have the specific know-how to interpret these documents in the context of energy disputes.
The Many Types of Administrative Agencies in Oil and Gas Litigation
Moreover, a single oil or gas dispute can involve several different administrative agencies or other parties. Administrative agencies that could take part include the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Railroad Commission of Texas’s Oil & Gas Division, the U.S. Department of the Interior, or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Other parties who could be involved include part owners of leases or royalty recipients, cities or counties, or third-party interest groups. Oil and gas litigation can get complicated quickly. That is why you need to entrust your important disputes to an experienced law firm like Henke & Williams, LLP.
Our Team of Professionals Can Work Towards Your Best Outcome
Here at Henke & Williams, LLP, our attorneys understand that you may need professionals beyond lawyers to effectively pursue your case. We help our clients find testifying experts on oil and gas issues, forensic accountants or CPAs, litigation support professionals, and anyone else whom we determine will best assist you.
We also look for the most effective strategies to reach the best outcome for you. Our oil and gas attorneys may seek a settlement out of court, decide to use mediation or arbitration, or file a lawsuit on your behalf. At our firm, we take the time to evaluate your individual situation. Contact us today for help.
Seek Help from Lawyers with Extensive Knowledge of the Oil and Gas Industry
When you are involved in oil and gas litigation, you need experienced lawyers like Henke & Williams, LLP. We tailor our advice to your unique circumstances to help reach your best outcome. To set up a consultation, call (713) 936-5521 or use our convenient Contact Form.