Chris represents clients in a wide variety of contract, tort, secured transactions and other civil litigation matters. While the focus of his practice has been on the oil and gas industry, Chris also represents clients in a multitude of other industries such as financial services, health care and services companies.
Chris strives to identify an aggressive, yet practical approach to accomplish his clients' needs, taking into account the particular legal and business issues presented. Where litigation has been necessary, Chris has represented his clients' interests in courtrooms across Texas. Chris has obtained favorable results for his clients in Texas state and federal courts as well as in domestic and international arbitration.
With horizontal drilling transforming the energy landscape across Texas, Chris developed an emphasis on oil and gas related matters. He has represented operators, non-operators, and landowners in a variety of disputes ranging from seismic misappropriation, leasing issues, royalty disputes, title litigation, lease termination, midstream accounting and other related contractual disputes. Chris has also advised clients on and negotiated various contracts related to leasing and operational issues, such as joint operating agreements, leases, surface use agreements, boundary well agreements and unit designations.
Chris has been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, a Thomson Reuters service, (2014-2017).
Chris’s experience in this area includes:
Chris’s work includes:
Chris's work includes: