Since our founding in 1970, our oil and gas regulatory practice has remained a central part of our practice.  We have long had the resources and experience to provide our clients with the highest level of representation in every type of oil and gas regulatory issue in or offshore Louisiana and Texas.  We guide clients through each procedure or application.  We help clients nail down the regulatory details before they begin drilling wells, laying pipe or building storage facilities.

We have been exceptionally skilled at dealing with federal and state regulation of the oil and gas industry.  Our lawyers work with and regularly appear before federal and state regulatory agencies including the Minerals Management Service, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation, the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the Louisiana State Mineral Board, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Our energy practice encompasses all forms of dispute resolution, including litigation in state and federal courts, arbitration, mediation and administrative proceedings before local, state and federal agencies such as the Minerals Management Service, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Louisiana State Mineral Board, the Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation, the Louisiana Public Service Commission and the Railroad Commission of Texas.  We have also successfully guided energy clients through trial matters ranging from bankruptcy to criminal proceedings to property damage and personal injury claims arising from oil and gas operations, including well blowouts and gas storage or pipeline leaks.

In addition to the traditional oil and gas practice, our energy lawyers have worked on a variety of matters involving renewable energy.  We have negotiated agreements for the development of ethanol, biodiesel and renewable diesel facilities including long term land leases, technology agreements, feed stock supply agreements, off-take agreements, storage agreements, terminal agreements and joint venture agreements.

Our extensive experience supports our successful transaction work.  Because a number of our attorneys have many years of in-house experience and technical expertise in land, engineering and geology for various companies, Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett can draw on an unrivaled depth of experience in the industry.  So we don’t have to re-invent the wheel over and over and instead can focus on the unique aspects of a client’s transaction.