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Naman Howell regularly represents energy companies, including upstream exploration and production companies and major pipeline companies, along with some landowners, in litigation, appeals and transactions involving oil and gas and mineral rights.

Our oil and gas litigators have vast experience, including cases involving:

  • Lease termination
  • Royalty payments
  • Surface accommodation
  • Breach of joint operating agreements and other exploration agreements
  • Preferential purchase rights
  • Title and mineral ownership
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Seismic trespass
  • Pipeline trespass
  • Property damage claims
  • Pipeline blowouts
  • Water runoff and pollution
  • Nuisance claims related to noise and air emissions
Cases We Handle

Naman, Howell, Smith and Lee, PLLC also has significant experience with cases involving inverse condemnation and governmental takings of mineral properties, including situations in which minerals are condemned by new reservoirs and local ordinances.

The firm represents businesses, investors, and promoters in oil and gas transactions, including:

  • Joint venture agreements
  • Securities offerings
  • And purchases and sales of producing and undeveloped assets

On behalf of landowners and mineral owners, our lawyers negotiate:

  • Oil and gas leases
  • Pipeline easements
  • Mineral deeds
  • And other transactional documents


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