Lease Royalty Disputes

Experienced Representation In Eagle Ford Shale Litigation

At The Law Office of Thomas C. Hall, P.C., I'm available to provide professional, responsive and knowledgeable legal representation to landowners and other clients at the Eagle Ford Shale and throughout South Texas. With more than 30 years of experience, I also hold the highest possible rating (AV Preeminent*) from Martindale-Hubbell for my legal ability and ethical standards. I 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. My 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.

 

Consult with Me

To request a free initial consultation about Texas oil and gas litigation, call The Law Office of Thomas C. Hall, P.C., at 210-981-5224. Alternatively, you may contact me via email.