Don assists his clients in navigating the increasingly complex world of oil, gas and mineral law and compliance. The purchase or lease of mining lands should be handled by an experienced attorney, because it is very important that you fully understand your mineral rights. Let us explain the important issues when you are engaged in an oil and gas transaction.

These matters can have a huge impact on your rights, and negotiating the terms of an oil and gas lease will require time, effort and extensive knowledge of oil and gas law. Although mineral leases can often be a lucrative source of income, you should not just jump into a mineral lease without understanding that some of the terms can have terrible consequences. Don can help negotiate the terms of your lease agreements so that you can protect your rights and property. He can help all parties reach the ultimate goal of creating a mineral lease that establishes mutually beneficial terms.

We have achieved successful results for many companies, families and individuals, because Don has the depth of knowledge and experience to deliver exceptional advice and counseling to help you achieve your objectives.

Don’s industry experience benefits our oil, gas and energy clients because we understand the legal standards involved in those areas. We can also identify strategies that will be successful for our clients. We can assist our clients with all types of situations in this specialized field of law.

DONALD P. DORSEY also focuses on litigation and regulatory actions under state oil, gas, and mineral development programs, including litigating title and environmental claims as well as other contractual lease and land use issues, such as:

Oil and Gas transactions Mineral rights and conveyances Breach of Contracts Breach of Oil & Gas Development Breach of Fiduciary Duty Mineral Title and Royalty Issues Drilling Rigs Eagle Ford Shale Pipeline and transmission easements Operating and Joint Venture Agreements Fracking Land & Leasing Advisory Mineral rights Quiet Title of Mineral Interests

Royalty Beneficiaries Royalty Disputes & Agreements Surface Ownership Title Examinations Energy matters Oil and Gas Leasing Pooling and unitizing agreements Title research and transfer Corporate and Commercial Transactions Environmental due diligence Buyer-seller agreements Zoning and land use restrictions Treatment, storage and disposal facilities Environmental auditing and emergency planning Environmental counseling and regulatory services Drilling contracts and pooling and unitization agreements Easement and right of way agreements Acquisition and disposition of property Environmental and Land Use Litigation Lender and fiduciary environmental liability claims Government investigations and penalty actions Eminent domain and regulatory takings Dormant Mineral Act Minerals and Royalty Assignment, Deed, or Transfer Minerals Mortgages Mineral Title Opinions Mines and Minerals Act Negotiating oil and gas leases Negotiating solid minerals leases Part 615 of Natural Resources and Protection Act (Supervisor of Wells Act) Representing landowners with severed minerals Representation of parties in administrative hearings and contested cases Supervisor of Wells Petitions