Oil & Gas Law
Our firm assists oil and gas exploration and development companies active in Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Michigan, and West Virginia. Our group also represents well service companies, ancillary service companies and investors. We also assist landowners and mineral interest owners as they go through the process of negotiating oil and gas lease terms. We are a boutique law firm with large law firm expertise, able to respond quickly to the demands of the oil and gas industry.
Our oil and gas practice is led by Karen Anspaugh who is a veteran oil and gas attorney, having assisted exploration companies from around the country for more than 20 years. She has drafted over 1,000 drilling title opinions and division order title opinions. Her practice focuses on regulatory compliance. Further, she has been dedicated to the oil and gas industry for many years, as follows:
  • Assists with regulatory compliance, contract issues, transactions, and title examination
  • Teaches oil and gas law at Indiana University Robert McKinney School of Law
  • Serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Indiana Oil and Gas Association
The services we routinely perform in the area of oil and gas include the following:
  • Draft drilling and division order title opinions
  • Assist operators with regulatory requirements and drilling permits
  • Draft and negotiate contracts and agreements
  • Facilitate acquisitions, divestitures, and mergers
  • Draft assignments of interest
  • Draft exploration agreements
  • Draft farm-out and farm-in agreements
  • Draft operating agreements
  • Facilitate joint venture agreements
  • Assist with oil and gas lease preparation and negotiation
  • Assist with the sale, acquisition and lease of tangible assets
  • Assist with the sale, acquisition and disposition of oil, gas and mineral rights
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