For 90 years, McGinnis Lochridge has served to protect the interests of our clients in continuously changing landscapes including cutting-edge technology, oil and gas litigation, regulatory matters and more. The quality of our work is reflected in our clients’ long-lasting loyalty and in our top-tier external rankings.
Austin assists clients in all aspects of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of energy properties, from the first letter of intent through negotiations, closing and post-closing matters. He has assisted clients in a variety of deals including farmouts, purchase and sale transactions, joint exploration and development agreements, participation agreements, and more routine operational transactions such as joint operating agreements and master services agreements.
Additionally, Austin has prepared numerous title opinions in Colorado, North Dakota, Texas and Wyoming, concerning a wide array of purposes, from limited acquisition opinions to complex division order title opinions. He is skilled at handling complex mineral severances, sophisticated leasehold divisions, and intricate subdivision properties.
Austin has been involved in the oil and gas industry since 2004, working initially in the field and later in the legal department of a fortune 500 heavy industrial construction company that specializes in constructing refineries, pipelines, compressor stations, power plants, and renewable energy facilities. He has experience in large-scale insurance dispute resolution, construction contract drafting and review, contract management, and construction dispute resolution.
Austin is the founder of OilandGasLawDigest.com, providing corporate oil and gas counsel with valuable case law alerts and substantive articles on oil and gas law in Texas, Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming.