General Counsel

Bailey Law Firm has experience working with and representing upstream and midstream companies of all sizes and forms. Our attorneys possess the required knowledge of all practice areas relevant to handling your projects, from business and transactional to compliance aspects, and our team-based approach allows us to provide comprehensive services and advice tailor-made to fit your business and your goals. In addition to general legal services, guidance, advice, and counsel, we have experience in the preparation, negotiation, and review of:

  • Mineral acquisition title opinions
  • Mineral title ownership reports
  • Oil and gas leases
  • Purchase, sale and leaseback, and hire-purchase agreements of drilling equipment
  • Drilling agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Farmout agreements
  • Curing title defects
  • Unit designations

Title Searches

Bailey Law Firm can represent companies interested in both acquisitions and divestitures, providing start-to-finish representation on matters of oil and gas title examinations. We can conduct simple preliminary searches to determine ownership, or prepare more detailed title opinions to determine the value and marketability of a tract of land.

Oil & Gas Leases and Agreements

Whether preparing a lease for acquisition, considering leasing out your own mineral rights, or commencing a large fracking project, it is important to have a contract draft that meets your needs. We can prepare, negotiate, and review any agreement related to an oil and gas project, from a simple lease to complex pooling, profit-sharing, and drilling arrangement, both domestic and international. Bailey Law Firm will make sure that all aspects of your lease or agreement are properly accounted for and that you fully understand your rights and obligations under the contract.

 Mergers & Acquisitions

Bailey Law Firm offers representation at any stage in the mergers and acquisitions process, from negotiation, through the preparations of agreements, to finalizing transactions and performing due diligence. Our skill and experience will ensure that the complex arrangements involved in those transactions are completed with maximum efficiency, adding value to each agreement.

Due Diligence

Bailey Law Firm understands the importance of due diligence at every stage of any oil and gas project. We ensure that all possible risks, liabilities, and implications are fully understood and adequately communicated to our clients. We weigh these against the possible rewards, making sure that possible outcomes are considered and accounted for before making recommendations that fit your needs and goals.

Wind, Solar, and Other Renewables

Renewables are a dynamic and fastest-growing segment of the energy market, even in such traditional strongholds of the oil and gas industry as Houston. At Bailey Law Firm, we keep up-to-date on all changes in the laws and regulations that affect the industry, and we can provide you with reliable advice and advocacy, whatever the nature and the extent of your business in this sector.

Our attorneys can advise you on any stage of your renewables project, from obtaining the required permits and construction financing to operation, energy sales, joint venture, transmission, and participation agreements. Our practice covers domestic and cross-border sales of electricity, both in monopoly and deregulated markets, and we will work with State Public Utility Commissions to obtain all permits and permissions required to secure profitability and long-term viability of your wind or solar project.

Contact Us

Skilled and experienced representation is an essential component in minimizing the risks and maximizing the rewards of any matter related to oil and gas. Whether you need to plan and execute a complex transaction or review a single document, Bailey Law Firm will work with you to make sure that your needs are met as effectively as possible. For any inquiries into how we can help you, please contact us today.