Mike Fussell and David Rogers are scheduled to speak at the Houston Association of Professional Landmen’s (HAPL) 48th Annual Technical Workshop on Tuesday, April 18.  They will give a “Multi-State Case Law Update” and address cases covering issues that attorneys and landmen practicing in the area of oil, gas and mineral law should be aware

New Orleans, LA – The law firms of Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC and Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P. announce their merger to become Gordon, Arata, Montgomery, Barnett, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC, effective March 1, 2017.  Gordon Arata Montgomery Barnett will have offices in New Orleans, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and Houston.

For nearly half

arataAll of us at Gordon Arata are saddened by the passing of Blake Arata.  Blake dedicated his life to practicing law in the firm he co-founded in 1970 and loved.  For over half a century, Blake was renowned as one of the premier oil and gas attorneys in the State of Louisiana.  He handled complex

Gordon, Arata, McCollam, Duplantis & Eagan, LLC is pleased to announce that Amy Duplantis Gautreaux, Paul B. Simon and Margaret “Peggy” Welsh have become members of the Firm.

ADGAmy Duplantis Gautreaux focuses her law practice on oil and gas title examination, unitization and related oil and gas and commercial transactions.  Her experience encompasses analyzing all

Amy Gautreaux and Peggy Welsh will remain in their positions on the 2017 Women’s Energy Network Board of Directors for the South Louisiana chapter. Amy will continue serving as the Public & Industry Relations Director for Lafayette and Baton Rouge and Peggy will continue in her role as the Membership Director.  Kelly Perrier will serve

Cynthia Nicholson was quoted recently in the New Orleans CityBusiness article, “Offshore independents struggle with decommissioning requirements”.  The article pinpoints independent oil producers struggle to survive given the challenge of complying with new federal requirements to financially guarantee their costly responsibility to decommission offshore infrastructure after it is no longer useful and profitable.  Cynthia

Gordon Arata is pleased to announce that on Monday, June 20, Cynthia Nicholson and Peck Hayne received the Professional Landmen’s Association of New Orleans’s Special Award in recognition for their many years of support to the organization, including most recently in connection with their efforts in negotiating a new lease form for the Louisiana State

Long recognized for the strength and breadth of its oil and gas practice, Gordon Arata’s bankruptcy practice is equally notable.  We highlight it today.

Core Team

schiffGerald (Jerry) Schiff served over a decade as U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Western District of Louisiana while occasionally sitting in the Shreveport and Alexandria Divisions as well as