Our practice areas

Counseling Clients Through Industry-Related Disputes

Munson & McMillin attorneys have helped a wide variety of oil and gas industry participants achieve a successful resolution of their business disputes. We are resolute in advocating for our clients and experienced in litigating oil and gas matters, including:

  • Competing claims of ownership
  • Oil and gas lease cancellations;
  • Enforcement of implied covenants;
  • Operating agreement and joint interest billing disputes;
  • Operator liens and removal;
  • Rights of ingress and surface damage disputes;
  • Oil and gas lease brokerage issues; and
  • Breach of industry-related contracts.

Lucas J. Munson is the practice leader of our Oil and Gas Litigation section. For more information, please contact Lucas at lmunson@munsonmcmillin.com or by contacting our office.

Oil and Gas Ventures Begin, and Sometimes End, with Title

Beginning at the turn of the twentieth century when the Nellie Johnstone No.1 well began to flow near what is now Bartlesville, Oklahoma, the mineral estate and fee estate increasingly were severed from one another, many thousands of shallow oil and gas wells were drilled - some still producing - and at least as many leasehold deals were done. Further, most of this activity was occurring in what formerly was known as Indian Territory. These considerations all contribute to render mineral title in Oklahoma very complex. Most of our lawyers are experienced examiners familiar with the complexities inherent in Oklahoma mineral title. Our clients' reliance on our experience and knowledge has caused Munson & McMillin to have an active oil and gas title examination practice, including:

  • Drilling title opinions;
  • Division order title opinions;
  • Acquisition title opinions; and
  • Mortgage title opinions.

Michael J. McMillin is the chair of our Titles and Transactions section. For more information, please contact Michael at mmcmillin@munsonmcmillin.com or by contacting our office.