Grundy & Associates is dedicated to providing a full range of legal services on domestic oil and gas matters with a focus on the representation of owners of mineral and royalty interests and non-operated working interests.
Our clients include individuals, families, trusts, estates, LLCs, family partnerships, corporations, banks and trust companies.
Our clients are often unfamiliar with the oil and gas industry and need expert legal representation in order to obtain maximum value for their interests with proper legal protections.
Our clients own interests in over sixty counties in Texas and also Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Kansas, California, Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Canada, and Germany.
Oil companies have legal representation - mineral and royalty owners should too.
We can assist clients in all matters involving oil and gas, including advising on transactions, negotiating and drafting contracts and leases, and performing record research and investigating title.
Our areas of expertise include:
Negotiating oil and gas leases designed to obtain maximum value and protection including surface use and rights
Mineral and royalty deeds, assignments and other conveyances of all types of oil and gas interests
Purchase and sale of oil and gas interests
Title research and legal analysis to determine accurate ownership of oil and gas interests and interpretation of legal documents
Recovery of suspended and escheated funds
Advising families on succession planning and asset management issues
Formation of limited liability companies and limited partnerships for efficient and prudent mineral ownership
Resolving disputes between mineral owners, oil and gas companies, and other parties
Advising working interest owners on participation agreements, operating agreements, joint interest billings and AFEs (authorizations for expenditure)
Legal representation in disputes or contested transactions related to the above
We also offer international services to our clients here as well.
A sample of our domestic services:
Representing a family partnership with over 500 separate mineral, royalty and working interests in Texas, Oklahoma and four other states on leases, title questions, and other legal and regulatory issues
Advising a family with mineral and royalty interests in thirty-five Texas counties including detailed title review and analysis, extensive title curative work, preparation of ownership reports, and related issues
Representing a Danish company acquiring working interests in Texas on behalf of individual investors in Denmark including title review and lease analysis
Represented a group of mineral owners in Burleson County in the lease and later sale of mineral interests
Advising the executor of an estate on the sale and assignment of working interests in several west Texas counties
Representing a family in the successful recovery of funds improperly suspended by a large oil company