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Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Ranch Real Estate Law

Property Tax Law & Business Law

Practices: Practices

Oil, Gas &
Mineral Law

Martin counsels and represents mineral, royalty, and surface owners regarding the law related to the acquisition, ownership, leasing, development, production, transfer,  and disposition of oil, gas and other minerals in the State of Texas. This includes mineral and royalty ownership, surface use, conveyances, contracts, statutes, and regulations affecting oil, gas and other minerals. These services include the following:

  • Assignment of mineral and/or royalty interests to family members, trusts, etc.

  • Negotiation and preparation of seismic permits

  • Negotiation and preparation of lease option and acreage selection agreements

  • Negotiation and preparation of oil and gas leases

  • Negotiation and preparation of pooling and unitization agreements

  • Review and approval of division orders and transfer orders

  • Review of delay rentals and royalty payments

  • Resolution of royalty disputes

  • Negotiation and preparation of surface use agreements

  • Resolution of lease access and surface damage disputes

  • Negotiation and preparation of pipeline and road easements

  • Review of operator compliance with lease and regulatory requirements

  • Review of operator compliance with implied lease covenants

  • Resolution of lease termination disputes

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Ranch Real Estate

Areas of Service:

  • Acquisition and Sale of farm or ranch land

  • Water issues

  • Hunting leases

  • Pooling agreements

  • Pipeline easements

  • Mineral-related issues

  • Environmental issues

  • Farm leases

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Property Tax Law & Business Law

Areas of Service:

  • Property Tax Protests

  • Property Tax Appeals

  • Business Entity Formation

    • Corporations

    • Partnerships

    • Limited Liability Companies

    • Non-Profit Corporations

    • Tax-Exempt Charitable Organizations

  • Business Entity Reorganization

    • Corporate Reorganization

    • Corporate Recapitalizations

  • Family Business Transfers

    • Buy-Sell Agreements

    • Stock Redemption Agreements

    • Split-Dollar Life Insurance Agreements

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