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Oil & Gas has special circumstances. For us, it’s business as usual.
 
Brouse McDowell has counseled clients in a broad spectrum of oil and gas matters for over 85 years.  In addition to traditional transaction and litigation services relating to the oil and gas industry, Brouse McDowell’s Oil and Gas Practice Group possesses specific knowledge and notable success in a vast array of legal areas, providing clients with an integrated approach to managing their oil and gas matters.  Our wide-ranging skills and experience enable all clients, from property owners, to developers and drillers, to midstream operators, to benefit from sophisticated and creative legal services resulting in practical and cost-effective business solutions.
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    Oil & Gas

    Oil & Gas has special circumstances. For us, it’s business as usual.
     
    Brouse McDowell has counseled clients in a broad spectrum of oil and gas matters for over 85 years.  In addition to traditional transaction and litigation services relating to the oil and gas industry, Brouse McDowell’s Oil and Gas Practice Group possesses specific knowledge and notable success in a vast array of legal areas, providing clients with an integrated approach to managing their oil and gas matters.  Our wide-ranging skills and experience enable all clients, from property owners, to developers and drillers, to midstream operators, to benefit from sophisticated and creative legal services resulting in practical and cost-effective business solutions.
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    • Prepared, reviewed and revised hundreds of oil and gas transactional documents including purchase and acquisition, construction, development, declarations, restrictions, right of ways, easements, leases – both Utica shale deep and Clinton shallow right – commercial pipeline, access, construction and fracking leases. Negotiated and drafted settlement and release documents pertaining to the above.
    • Drafted and reviewed engineering design-build contracts and provisions for large scale energy/utility/oil/gas based projects for a design engineering firm including emissions reduction facilities for a coal-fired electric generating facility, fracking facilities, drill sites and consortium agreements for the power generation division of an oil/gas engineer firm based in Texas.
    • Utica shale energy land acquisition, sale and transfer transactions and agreements involving tens of thousands of acres of land in the Ohio Utica shale region which included a chain of title review, lease rights, dormant mineral actions and quiet title claims involving multiple national oil gas companies.
    • Managed a group of 3 landmen based out of Texas on oil/gas chain of title review projects related to Utica shale deep well rights.
    • Represented Texas-based oil/gas company in multiple litigation matters pertaining to bad lease acquisitions resulting in a multi-million dollar recovery/refund of purchase price proceeds.