September 2008 to Present
Drafting preliminary, supplemental, and division order title opinions (via abstract or 'stand up' evaluation), title interpretation for exploration prospects in Mississippi and Alabama. Preparation and examination of instruments for transfers of oil, gas and other minerals, and instruments relating to curative comments and requirements. Due diligence for purchase and sale agreements, with study, analysis and assisting in drafting varying agreements used in exploration. Permitting and associated work for State Oil and Gas Board. Trial experience in litigation, drafting motions, pleadings and discovery in civil litigation including insurance defense, construction law, and oil and gas law.
April 2006 to September 2008
Specialization in curative research and satisfaction for preliminary and division order title opinions. Title abstracting for proposed drill sites and units, researching and preparation of affidavits for working and leasehold interests, and production statistics. Courthouse examination of title to mineral and royalty interests. Negotiating, drafting and securing oil, gas, and mineral leases, and drafting instruments associated with leasing mineral owners.
January 2006 to April 2006
Motion pleading, discovery, research and writing primarily in insurance defense litigation. Involvement in removal and remand cases in Federal District Court.
May 2004 to June 2005
Dallas & McLeod, PLLC
Drafting motions and memorandums for cases in Chancery Court, Federal District Court and Circuit Court, primarily based in tax or estate planning. Drafting estate-planning documents. Assisting in preparation for criminal tax trial, appellate work and corporate planning.
Professional Mississippi Oil and Gas Lawyers Association
Colleton River Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC