Energy Litigation and Transactions

Deep Roots In The Energy Sector

Houston is energy, and Houston is our home. Michael Sanders, Sanders PLLC's founder, is Board Certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization-one of less than 400 in the entire state.  His vast experience and expertise in energy related matters makes him uniquely qualified to advocate for clients.   Oil & gas producers, both large and small, service providers, and landowners need a solid foundation for exploration and production activities to avoid or mitigate costly disputes.   Sometimes litigation is unavoidable in the oil & gas business. Whether the conflict arises from a lease dispute, surface damage, mineral royalties, or any number of other possible issues, Sanders PLLC's desire to favorably resolve disputes for clients is second to none.  The firm's goal is to achieve a favorable result for its clients so they can get back to business. Sanders PLLC has extensive experience in handling many types of energy-related litigation and transactions:

  • Joint Operating Agreements
  • Oil and Gas Leases
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Participation Agreements
  • Seismic Agreements
  • Farmout Agreements
  • Drilling Contracts
  • Service Contracts
  • Surface Use Agreements
  • Exploration Agreements
  • Easements
  • Master Service Agreements
  • Mineral and Royalty Assignments and Reservations
  • Letters of Intent
  • Option Agreements
  • Royalties
  • Mineral Title
  • Surface Access 
  • Mineral Property Liens
  • Well Damage Claims
  • Mineral Trespass
  • Joint Account Audit Issues
  • Surface Damages