Oil-Gas & Mineral Law
William G. Bredthauer

 About Bill

Bill's main area of expertise is oil and gas law including title examination, purchase and sale of producing properties, and representation of both operators and land owners in oil and gas leasing and other transactions.
Bill served as course director of the 26th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute. Since 1986, he has been board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Bill currently serves on the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Advisory Commission of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Bill joined Harris, Finley & Bogle in 1979 and became a shareholder in 1984.

Publications

  • William G. Bredthauer and Michael K. Reer, "Texas Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Surface Estate Rights," The American Oil & Gas Reporter, July 2017.
  • William G. Bredthauer and Shawna Shellgrove Rinehart, Ownership and Leasing of Minerals Under Highways and Right-of-Ways, 16 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 3 (2009)
  • Dealing with Financially Troubled Parties in Oil and Gas Transactions – State Bar of Texas, Advanced Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Course (September 1997)
  • Fort Worth Rocks – The University of Texas School of Law, 31st Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas & Mineral Lease Institute (April 2005)
  • Barnett Shale Leasing Decisions Hinge on Many Factors – Barnett Shale Breakfast Symposium (November 2006)
  • Ownership and Leasing of Minerals under Highways and Right-of-Ways – Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Urban Gas Drilling Symposium (April 2009)
  • Barnett Shale Update – Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section, Review of Oil & Gas Law XXIV (August 2009)

Additional Highlights

  • Member, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law section, State Bar of Texas
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Graduate, Southern Methodist University (JD, 1979)
  • Graduate, Texas Christian University (BBA, 1976)
  • Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (since 1986)
  • Council Member, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Council Director, 26th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Attends Christ Chapel in Fort Worth