Austin represents oil and gas exploration and production companies and landowners in complex litigation, including mineral and leasehold title disputes, royalty calculation and payment disputes, operator/non-operator disputes, breach of lease, lease termination/perpetuation, and an array of other issues in the upstream oil and gas sector. Austin has prosecuted and defended claims in state and federal courts. Austin strives to find practical business solutions to complex issues, but if necessary, he works hard to implement effective strategies in the courthouse.
Austin also assists clients in acquisitions and divestitures of energy properties, and a variety of other upstream transactional matters, including production sharing agreements, saltwater disposal agreements, farmouts, purchase and sale transactions, joint operating agreements, access agreements, surface use agreements, and master services agreements.
Austin founded OilandGasLawDigest.com in 2012, providing oil and gas counsel with valuable case law alerts and substantive articles on Texas oil and gas law.