Lease & Royalty Disputes
San Antonio Oil And Gas Lease Dispute Lawyer
Experienced Representation In Eagle Ford Shale Litigation
At The Law Office of Thomas C. Hall, P.C., we are available to provide professional, responsive and knowledgeable legal representation to landowners and other clients at the Eagle Ford Shale and throughout South Texas. Our San Antonio oil and gas lease dispute attorney has more than 30 years of experience. He also holds the highest possible rating (AV Preeminent*) from Martindale-Hubbell for his legal ability and ethical standards.
We handle disputes involving:
- Oil or gas companies that incorrectly calculate royalties
- Breach of contract disputes
- Shut-in royalties and lease terminations
- Unscrupulous parties that take advantage of the elderly and other vulnerable individuals by failing to pay fair market value for oil and gas leases
Lease Contingencies And Shut-In Royalty Payments
Many times, landowners with oil and gas leases do not realize that there are contingencies in the leases that keep them in force and effect. The primary contingency is that the lease only stays in effect as long as the lessee produces oil or gas in paying quantities. If the company does not produce oil or gas in paying quantities and pay the landowner, it is required to pay “shut-in” royalties to keep the lease in effect.
If the company fails to produce and fails to pay shut-in royalties, the lease may terminate. Our law firm handles lease and royalty disputes that hinge upon whether or not the original lease has terminated, giving the oil or gas production rights back to the landowner.
To request a free initial consultation with our Texas oil and gas litigation lawyer, call The Law Office of Thomas C. Hall, P.C., at 210-399-3884 or toll free at 800-910-9137. Alternatively, you may contact our San Antonio office via email.
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*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.