Mr. Smith can perform needed due diligence and act as counsel for acquisition or divestiture matters that include but are not limited to: (i) producing property, (ii) non-producing property, (iii) real property, (iv) personal property, (v) equipment, (vi) fixtures, (vii) facilities, (vii) entities, (viii) stock or dividend interests, (ix) membership interests, (x) non-publicly traded securities, (xi) instruments, (xii) general intangibles, (xiii) payment intangibles, and (xiv) mineral interests.
Acquisitions & Divestitures
Mr. Smith can assist and support bankruptcy attorneys and projects as a subject matter expert for both (i) energy, and (ii) corporate law.
Mr. Smith has commercial litigation expertise in many areas and can represent both plaintiffs and defendants throughout the adversarial process.
Mr. Smith can act as counsel for matters that include but are not limited to: (i) confidentiality, (ii) non-compete, (iii) non-solicitation, (iv) non-disparagement, (v) non-contravention, (vi) nondisclosure, and (vii) trade secret.
Mr. Smith can act as corporate counsel for matters that include but are not limited to: (i) for profit or non-profit entity creation, (ii) bylaws, (iii) shareholders’ agreement, (iv) project finance, (v) Reg D and Rule 506 compliance, (vi) acquisition or divestiture of asset or entity interest, (vii) customized primary or ancillary corporate contracts, (viii) corporate governance, (ix) Uniform Commercial Code 2-207 “Battle of the Forms” compliance, (x) stock option, (xi) stock warrant, (xii) subscription, (xiii) shareholders’ rights and registration, (xiv) finder’s fee, (xv) earnest money, (xvi) escrow, (xvii) right of first refusal, (xviii) note purchase, (xix) binding and non-binding letter of intent, and (xx) general corporate legal research.
Mr. Smith can act as either (a) lessor’s or (b) lessee’s counsel for equipment leasing matters that include but are not limited to leasing: (i) personal property, (ii) fixtures, (iii) instruments, and (iv) general intangibles.
Mr. Smith can act as (a) operator’s or (b) non-operator’s counsel for matters that include but are not limited to: (i) joint venture, (ii) participation, (iii) farmout, (iv) joint operating agreement, (v) conditional and non-conditional assignments, (vi) area of mutual interest, (vii) single or multiple well, (viii) single or multiple phase, (ix) seismic, (x) project funding and finance, and (xi) finder’s and promote fees.
Exploration & Production
Mr. Smith is can act as counsel for matters that include but are not limited to: (i) copyright, (ii) trade secret, (iii) trade name, (iv) trademark, (v) license, and (vi) enforcement.
Mr. Smith can act as counsel for (a) employer, (b) employee, (c) independent contractor, and (d) subcontractor for matters that include but are not limited to: (i) employment, (ii) consulting, (iii) independent contractor, (iv) land service, (v) scope of work, (vi) conflict of interest, (vii) compensation, (viii) benefits, (ix) bonus, (x) stock option, (xi) retirement, (xii) restrictive covenant, (xiii) termination, (xiv) insurance, (xv) risk management, and (xvi) indemnification.
Labor & Employment
Mr. Smith is an expert at secure transactions and Uniform Commercial Code Article Nine and can act as counsel for either lender or borrower for lending and finance matters that include but are not limited to: (i) secured lending, (ii) reserve-based lending, (iii) credit facility, (iv) deed of trust, (v) fixture filing, (vi) assignment of “As Extracted Collateral”, (vii) securities control, (viii) deposit account control, (ix) promissory note, (x) security, (xi) assignment and assumption, (xii) pledge, and (xiii) financial covenants.
Mr. Smith can act as counsel for midstream matters that include but are not limited to: (i) gas gathering, (ii) gas processing, (iii) gas purchase, (iv) gas storage, (v) gas compression, (vi) gas conditioning, (vii) operational balancing, (viii) interconnect, (ix) gas transportation, (x) gas marketing, (xi) gas balancing, (xii) pipeline easements and right-of-ways, (xiii) facility construction (xiv) acquisition or divestiture of pipelines, (xv) acquisition or divestiture of midstream-related facilities and assets, (xvi) due diligence for acquisition or divestiture of midstream-related facilities and assets, (xvii) intrastate and interstate regulatory matters, and (xviii) pipeline construction and operation.
Mr. Smith can act as counsel for oil & gas matters that include but are not limited to: (i) assignment, (ii) conveyance, (iii) title and title curative, (iv) royalty, (v) overriding royalty, (vi) net profit interest, (vii) production payment, (viii) non-participating royalty, (ix) accommodation, (x) easement and right-of-way, (xi) option to lease, (xii) lessor and lessee urban and rural surface and oil, gas and mineral lease, (xiii) unit declaration, (xiv) legal description, (xv) warranty and quitclaim deed, (xvi) retained acreage, (xvii) seismic, (xviii) surface access, damage and restoration, (xix) top lease, (xx) depth severance, (xxi) saltwater disposal, (xxii) term assignment, (xxiii) operations, (xxiv) wellbore assignment, (xxv) assumption, (xxvi) probate, (xxvii) environmental, (xxviii) right of first refusal, (xxix) division order, (xxx) transfer order, (xxxi) letter-in-lieu, and (xxxii) regulatory compliance.
OIl & Gas
Mr. Smith can provide counsel for matters that include but are not limited to: (i) acquisitions and divestitures of real property and associated fixtures and personal property, (ii) lessor’s or lessee’s counsel for urban or rural leasing, (iii) facility construction, (iv) risk management, (v) labor and employment, (vi) service or vendor supply, and (vii) project finance.
Mr. Smith can act as counsel for (a) operator, (b) contractor, or (c) subcontractor for matters that include but are not limited to: (i) construction, (ii) master service, (iii) insurance and indemnification, (iv) risk management, (v) independent contractor, (vi) vendor, (vii) hauling, (viii) transportation, (ix) onshore and offshore (I) daywork, (II) footage, and (III) turnkey drilling contracts, (x) horizontal drilling, (xi) work order, (xii) purchase order, (xiii) Uniform Commercial 2-207 “Battle of the Forms” compliance, and (xiv) regulatory compliance.