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San Antonio Oil Lease Dispute Lawyers

Don't Let the Oil Companies Take You & Your Oil for a Ride

We represent landowners who lease their land to energy companies. Every energy company from Big Oil to natural gas has an economic incentive different from yours—to extract the oil or gas under your land for a minimum amount of lease payments to you. If you have a significant amount of acreage, it can mean a lot of money ("bonuses") for them.

Energy companies are required by law to "re-lease" your land every three years, adjusting up or down depending on how much oil or gas there is under your land. So, they have an economic incentive to hold the original lease in place—which you can bet they'll do through the loophole of "commencing operations."

If you are a landowner involved in an oil lease dispute, contact us online or call (210) 774-6445 for a free consultation with our oil lease dispute lawyers in San Antonio.

The Loophole in the Oil Lease

Is your lease about to expire? Has the oil company done nothing on your land? Don't be surprised if you suddenly see the company "commencing operations" just prior to the re-lease period. You might see the company build a road or run a seismograph around the land.

It's nothing but a sham. The company is hedging its bets. If you have an old lease in a newly-productive area with oil wells and natural gas deposits, the lease payments to you should probably go up, but if the oil company has "commenced operations" under the original lease, the original lease stays in effect. This shorts you the true value of your oil and gas lease payments.

Attorneys Helping Landowners in Texas Oil Lease Disputes

It never hurts to get some advice. If you lease your land to an energy company and you have any concerns regarding the lease and whether or not you're being treated fairly, contact our firm today. Our experienced San Antonio oil lease dispute attorneys are happy to answer your questions and provide you with personalized legal guidance.

Call us at (210) 774-6445 for a free and confidential consultation today.

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  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2017, Top 100 Verdicts recognized Dennis C. Peery, John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Four of our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a testament to our dedication and extensive personal injury experience.

  • Super Lawyers

    Founding partner Dennis Peery was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® in 2014 and has been reselected every year since 2016. No more than 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected to receive this honor.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Dennis C. Peery, a founding partner at our firm, is a proud member and officer of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This organization is dedicated to improving the ethical and technical standards of practice in trial advocacy.

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are proud members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which was founded in 1949 to empower trial attorneys throughout the state and help them provide outstanding representation to their clients.

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ recognize attorneys for their legal services, experience, knowledge, and high ethical standards. This rating is based on client reviews and peer nominations.

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are members – and some serve in leadership positions – of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that connects fellow trial lawyers and promotes the public’s right to our courts and jury system.

  • The National Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.

  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2018, Top 100 Verdicts recognized John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, R. Craig Bettis, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

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