Oil & Gas Law

Houston Oil & Gas Lawyer

Experienced Counsel, Proven Results in Texas

The stakes are high in any case involving oil and gas rights or interests. Ensuring that your contracts grant your business surface, mineral, or other leasing rights while protecting you in any potential litigation requires the work of a seasoned oil and gas attorney. Choosing the right counsel to help you through the process can make all the difference. When your financial outlook relies on the quality of your legal counsel, you can't afford anything less than experienced advice.

At Hendershot Cowart P.C., our lawyers are experienced, dedicated legal allies to property owners, oil and gas operators, contractors, and other entities who depend on proven counsel to guide them efficiently through disputes and issues common to the oil and gas sector. Our lawyers have achieved a track record of success, and a reputation for exceeding expectations.

Here's Why Clients Choose Us:

  • Our legal team draws from over 100 years of combined experience.
  • Our case strategy focuses on preparation, decisive action, and professionalism.
  • We have extensive experience with contracts, negotiations, and dispute resolution.
  • We value our relationship with clients, and work fiercely to protect their rights.

Call (713) 909-7323 to request an initial consultation.

Protect Your Assets With Our Texas Oil and Gas Attorneys

Because oil and gas extraction is an extremely technical process, contracts are often very complex, requiring a thorough review by an experienced lawyer. Property owners in particular may not understand the rights they are granting to companies, so obtaining qualified legal counsel to explain rights and obligations is especially important.

Our Firm Routinely Handles:

  • Exploration agreements
  • Production agreements
  • Participation agreements
  • Farm-out agreements
  • Oil field service agreements
  • Equipment contracts
  • Manufacturing contracts
  • Workover contracts

We know both sides in any legal agreement are better off when there is a clear understanding of the terms and how each party stands to benefit. We work to ensure that the terms of any oil and gas contract are not only clear between the parties, but also as favorable to our clients as possible-providing them maximum long-term financial benefit with minimal legal risk.

Our Approach to Delivering Favorable Results

Given the significant financial interests involved in any oil and gas transaction, it is inevitable disagreements among landowners, drilling operators, and suppliers will sometimes result in formal legal action. While our firm works to minimize our clients' exposure to litigation, we also understand events-sometimes out of the control of both parties-can lead to legal disputes.

Having an aggressive business litigation strategy from day one can mean successfully resolving a disagreement that would otherwise require the parties to spend unwanted time, money and other resources.

Oil and gas contracts typically contain many provisions relating to specific aspects of the drilling and transportation process. These can include guarantees for environmental protections, restoration of land once drilling activities have terminated and distribution of royalties. Any of these can become the center of disputes between parties in a contract. We handle contracts involving workovers, production agreements, service contracts, and joint ventures.

To favorably resolve disputes, a lawyer must have experience interpreting and arguing the language of oil and gas contracts from both sides of a case. We have represented clients from all areas of the state's oil and gas industry. We understand the lay of the land, and we can immediately begin developing arguments in a client's favor thanks to our familiarity with this area of practice.

As with any other area of business law, contract litigation is seldom the only option available to parties seeking to resolve disputes. In fact, many oil and gas contracts contain provisions that allow for mediation in the event of a disagreement or require parties to submit to binding arbitration. This means your legal counsel should be equally capable of advocating in these alternative dispute resolution processes and arguing in court before a judge and jury.

Our attorneys offer decades of combined experience resolving legal claims through litigation, arbitration, and mediation. While many of the same advocacy techniques apply in all situations, only an experienced arbitration or mediation attorney understands firsthand how these processes unfold and how they can be used to a client's advantage. This is especially important in the case of arbitration, where parties have only one opportunity to present their case to an arbitrator, who makes a binding decision.

Call (713) 909-7323 for a Confidential Consultation

The oil and gas industry in Houston and Texas is big business, period. Our firm provides the legal counsel you need so that whichever side of a business transaction you are on, you reap the benefits of this important industry.

If you wish to discuss your needs with a Houston oil and gas attorney, contact Hendershot Cowart P.C. today.

Why Choose Our Team? Unwavering Commitment to the Success of our Clients
  • We Shoulder the Legal Burden.™
    And let you get back to business.
  • We Want to Be Your Law Firm for Life.
    We take a vested interest in our clients' success – from start to finish.
  • We Believe in Prompt, Personal Attention.
    As a boutique law firm, we unite real experience with personal attention.
  • We Serve Clients Throughout Texas and the Nation.
    We handle matters from the Red River to the Rio Grande and beyond.
  • In Business Since 1987.
    Let us put the full force of our 100+ years of combined experience to work for you.

What Our Clients Say

  • “These folks represented me well and Ray was awesome. Ray was extremely easy to communicate with and was easy to get ahold of Ray also made himself available when I had questions or needed clarification on things. 10/10 would recommend.”
  • “Philip has been nothing short of amazing! He genuinely cares about his clients and is very accessible, a quality that is rare to find in other lawyers. He is meticulous and efficient, which are great qualities to have. I cannot recommend him enough.”
  • “Ian McNeill is a fantastic lawyer and a great person. I had the pleasure of working with him closely on a high level PSM OSHA project, and our company's top leadership group was very impressed with the outcome of the project.”
  • “Great communication and extremely knowledgeable team.”
  • “The Hendershot Cowart Law Firm has been and will continue to be part of our legal team. They provide the utmost professional services towards our South Texas medical practice. Trey Hendershot and Keith Lefkowitz are very receptive, skilled and amazing...”
  • “My business partner and I had a very complex time sensitive situation with a breach of a contract on a real-estate transaction. We hired Ky Jurgensen to help with the case and he took action immediately, same day we called he went to work.”

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