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From the largest oil and gas producers and pipeline and service companies to mid-market and smaller independents and individuals, Beck Redden’s Energy practice helps clients across the entire energy industry, from upstream producing activities to midstream activities to downstream. With experience in virtually all aspects of the energy industry, including renewables and clean energy such as solar and wind, we help our energy clients meet their most difficult legal challenges.

Market pressures, the emergence of new technologies, and a shifting legal and regulatory landscape present new challenges for companies and individuals active in the energy sector. In this environment, parties to agreements of all kinds must be proactive and well represented in order to protect and enforce their rights. Beck Redden’s trial lawyers know and understand the energy industry and have represented companies and individuals in energy-related lawsuits, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings across the country. We are prepared to take these matters to trial and have a significant track record of success in energy-related cases, both in the courtroom and on appeal.

Our Energy practice frequently assists clients with matters involving:
  • Business disputes under leases, farmout agreements, joint operating agreements, service agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and other energy-related contracts
  • Royalty disputes
  • Implied covenant litigation, including claims related to drainage, development, measurement, and the implied duty to market
  • Partnership disputes
  • Disputes between operators and non-operators
  • Lease maintenance and claims regarding “production in paying quantities”
  • Audits and investigations by the Federal government, through the Office of Natural Resources or the Bureau of Land Management, or State agencies for operations and royalties on Federal and State lands
  • Administrative orders to report and pay and notices of noncompliance and civil penalties issued by the Office of Natural Resources Revenue regarding Federal leases and royalties
  • False Claims Act investigations and claims by the Department of Justice involving Federal leases and royalties

Beck Redden’s vast experience in energy matters, on both the plaintiff and defense side, make us a uniquely qualified choice for any company or individual active in the energy industry, including:

  • Producers, lessees, and operators
  • Pipeline and refining companies
  • Landowners and royalty owners
  • Private equity funds, portfolio companies, and energy investors
  • Oil field service providers and suppliers
  • Renewable energy companies
  • Mining companies
  • Chemical companies

Key to our success, including many high-profile wins in energy-producing states across the country, is an acute sense for how to craft a legal strategy to match the business objectives of the client. For one client, it may mean having a single partner secure a unanimous victory in the Texas Supreme Court on an unsettled issue of oil and gas law. For others, it may mean bringing the firm’s full resources to bear to meet the unprecedented scope of proceedings brought about by the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Regardless of the case and the issue presented, our trial lawyers’ trial skills, combined with our knowledge and experience in the energy industry, position us to handle our clients’ most difficult legal challenges.

Fields Alexander

Partner

Houston

713.951.6220

David J. Beck

Partner

Houston

713.951.6209

Amy Parker Beeson

Of Counsel

Houston

713.951.6234

B.D. Daniel

Of Counsel

Houston

713.951.6286

Alistair B. Dawson

Partner

Houston

713.951.6225

Troy Ford

Partner

Houston

713.951.6222

Jacqueline Furlow

Associate

Houston

713.951.6276

Geoff Gannaway

Partner

Houston

713.951.6263

Thomas E. Ganucheau

Partner

Houston

713.951.6219

Parth S. Gejji

Associate

Houston

713.951.6288

Jeff M. Golub

Partner

Houston

713.951.6281

David M. Gunn

Partner

Houston

713.951.6290

David W. Jones

Partner

Houston

713.951.6279

Jake McClellan

Associate

Houston

713.951.6230

Thomas R. McDade

Of Counsel

Houston

713.951.6229

Alyssa B. McDaniel

Of Counsel

Houston

713.951.6280

Owen J. McGovern

Associate

Houston

713.951.6210

Allison Standish Miller

Of Counsel

Houston

713.951.6267

Seepan V. Parseghian

Associate

Houston

713.951.6231

Russell S. Post

Partner

Houston

713.951.6292

Joe W. Redden Jr.

Of Counsel

Houston

713.951.6207

Patrick Redmon

Associate

Houston

713.951.6256

Alex B. Roberts

Partner

Houston

713.951.6261

Mark C. Rodriguez

Partner

Houston

713.951.6212

Marcos Rosales

Partner

Houston

713.951.6254

Jim Taylor

Of Counsel

Houston

713.951.6258

Joel T. Towner

Associate

Houston

713.951.6218

W. Curt Webb

Partner

Houston

713.951.6206

Matthew P. Whitley

Partner

Houston

713.951.6251

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Mark C. Rodriguez 713.951.6212