Oil and Gas Transactions

Oil and Gas Litigation

Title Examination

Oil and Gas Finance

The attorneys at Harris, Finley & Bogle know the oil and gas business and we understand our clients' legal needs surrounding oil & gas issues. We get to the point when assisting you, whether you are acquiring or selling oil & gas property or you need representation in a court case. Following are areas of specialty in our oil & gas practice.

Oil and Gas Transactions

Harris, Finley & Bogle's oil and gas transactions practice handles all aspects of oil & gas dealings. We advise industry clients in the purchase and sale of producing properties, the purchase, sale and leasing of mineral rights, the negotiation of operating agreements and other transactions incident to exploration and production activities.  We also skillfully represent those who transport and market oil, gas, and related products.

Lawyers who practice in this area

¹ Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law
² Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Oil and Gas Litigation

Our long-standing and highly developed oil and gas practice regularly represents clients ranging from large corporations to individuals. Whatever the size, our clientele benefits from the depth of our knowledge in oil & gas litigation as well as our straightforward approach. Our clientele consists of large independent oil and gas producers, publicly traded companies, pipeline companies, landowners and royalty owners in significant lawsuits and trials.  We have experience in a variety of oil & gas matters, and have represented operators and royalty owners in royalty and other leasehold disputes. We have also advocated for operators and non-operators in disputes over operating agreements, mineral title issues and subsurface trespass claims. And we take on eminent domain cases concerning pipelines.

Lawyers who practice in this area

¹ Board Certified in Civil Trial Law
² Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law and Civil Trial Law
³ Board Certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law

Title Examination

The firm has an active title examination practice.  We represent exploration and production companies, lenders, and other industry constituents in all manner of title, due diligence, and examination, including the preparation of title opinions.

Lawyers who practice in this area

¹ Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Oil and Gas Finance

Loan transactions for the oil and gas business require special expertise. Harris, Finley & Bogle's lawyers provide industry and legal know-how to lenders and sometimes borrowers for oil and gas loans. From negotiation and documentation, to closing, modifying, servicing, collecting, working out, and foreclosing, our attorneys represent our clients' interests in a straightforward, approachable manner.

We have extensive experience handling all types of complex oil and gas financing issues and structures. Examples include documenting loans to exploration companies secured by mortgages on oil and gas properties in multiple states; representing the administrative agent on syndicated loans involving multiple banks on a secured and unsecured basis; delivering title opinions and conducting title due diligence with respect to the mortgaged oil and gas properties; and documenting issues related to oil and gas hedge transactions, swaps, and other derivatives.

Lawyers who practice in this area:

¹ Board Certified in Commercial Real Estate Law
² Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law