Oil & Gas

The firm offers comprehensive oil and gas legal services for both independent producers and owners of large tracts in Michigan.  The firm's oil and gas services include:

  • Farmout, Joint Venture and Operating Agreement negotiation and drafting for leasehold acquisition, exploration, drilling and production operations.
  • Asset purchase and sales agreement negotiation and drafting.
  • Oil and Gas Lease and Surface Use Agreement drafting and negotiation for the owner of large tracts.
  • Planning and organizing for oil and gas firms with separation of operations from ownership of undeveloped and producing oil and gas interests.
  • Drilling and Division Order Title Opinions.
  • Mortgages, Title Opinions and Security Agreements for oil land gas lenders.
  • Estate Planning for privately owned oil and gas assets.
  • Gas Contract negotiation, drafting, administration and methods of compensation for contract administration.
  • Consultation and litigation services relative to oil and gas related disputes between surface and mineral owners, including surface damage issues.
  • Oil and Gas Lease review and conveyance/transfer assistance for individual and business landowners who are not primarily involved in the oil and gas business, on an ad hoc basis.
  • Mediation and arbitration services involving oil and gas issues.