Oil and Gas

Garrett Law Firm has helped mineral owners involved in leasing, exploring, discovering, acquiring, developing, producing and marketing mineral natural resources primarily in Texas and New Mexico. We provide representation in disputes and litigation that arise during all phases of oil and gas exploration, development and production. Michael Garrett and his staff are highly proficient in the complex business issues associated with oil and gas law, and have represented clients in a variety of related matters, including:

• Assignments and deeds
• Farm-outs
• Federal and state regulatory matters
• Financing agreements
• Land exchanges
• Litigation and disputes
• Mergers and acquisitions
• Oil and gas titles
• Oil and gas contracts/licenses
• Operating issues
• Purchase and sale transactions

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Land owners have a right to surface damages incurred with the exploration and discovery of oil and gas on their property. And because of the dangers of drilling, oil and gas businesses must often deal with property damage.

We have substantial knowledge and experience in disputes over such matters as royalties, mineral titles, operating agreements and commercial transactions involving purchase and sales agreements, and we are accustomed to dealing with problems resulting from industry-related accidents. Regardless of your legal challenges, we work hard to resolve your claims out of court, but you can also be confident that we are experienced litigators who are prepared for any contested matter or court hearing.

We help companies understand their rights and proactively avoid litigation by adhering to regulations. We advise oil and gas companies on contractual matters, and help them understand and comply with New Mexico and federal laws. Throughout our years in practice, we have worked with public and industrial commissions, natural resources and tax agencies to secure all required permits and licenses. When you hire us, you get a professional who understands and actively defends against common oil and gas issues, reducing the strain on your business.