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Matt Crowell

Matt Crowell

Oil, Gas & Energy Attorney
mcrowell@elderbray.com
210-424-4534

EDUCATION

  • Baylor University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2009
  • George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Masters in Internal Affairs, with Honors, 2003
  • Texas A&M University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2002

LICENSES, AWARDS & INVOLVEMENTS

  • Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star – Energy and Natural Resources Law 2017-2019
  • American Association of Professional Landmen – Regional Director, San Antonio 2016-2018
  • American Association of Professional Landmen – Presidential Meritorious Service Award 2018
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief Volunteer – Port Arthur, Texas October 2017 and Rockport, Texas November 2017
  • San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen – President 2014
  • Order of the Barristers, Baylor Law School 2007
  • Special Service Award, Farm Service Administration 2004

Matt’s practice focuses on representing upstream operators and landowners in oil and gas related matters including purchase and sale agreements, participation and exploration agreements, financing transactions, oil and gas lease negotiation, and land management issues.

Matt has extensive experience advising clients on operational issues affecting oil and gas operators and mineral owners, structuring midstream arrangements, and representing clients in the acquisition and sale of oil and gas assets.

Prior to joining the firm, Matt served as Law Clerk for the Honorable Bob Pemberton, Third Court of Appeals, Austin, Texas in 2007 and as a Congressional Intern in the office of Congressman Charles W. Stenholm, 17th District of Texas in 2001. In addition, Matt helps manage his families’ Llano County ranch which has been in his family for seven generations.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Business Counseling & General Services
  • Farm & Ranch Acquisitions / Dispositions
  • Mineral Owners
  • Midstream Services
  • Oil, Gas & Energy
  • Real Estate & Finance

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Upstream Exploration & Production

  • Routinely assists upstream operators of oil and gas properties in acquisition and development of producing and non-producing acreage from lease acquisition through marketing agreements.
  • Counsels clients regarding purchase and sale agreements, participation agreements, joint operating agreements and supporting documentation.
  • Represented client in acquisition of producing Eagle Ford Shale acreage and resolved significant title and litigation issues affecting acreage to promote horizontal development.
  • Counsels clients on regulatory issues impacting oil and gas development.

Midstream Services

  • Represented client information and structuring of joint venture for installation and operation of midstream gathering system, including the negotiation of acreage dedication and gathering agreements.
  • Routinely counsels clients on oil and gas marketing and sales agreements.

Mineral Owners

  • Represented landowner and operator clients in all aspects of land management including lease negotiations, pooling agreements, royalty reviews, pipeline and utility easements, surface use agreements and real property sales.
  • Represented West Texas landowner client in leasing transaction covering over 20,000 prospective Wolfcamp acres.
  • Represented landowner clients in negotiation and closing of pipeline and utility easements.
  • Counseled landowner client in establishing a utility corridor for oil and gas production in the Permian Basin.
  • Advised client in successful settlement of business dispute involving multiple salt water disposal wells and reclamation sites in the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin.
  • Represented client in purchase of ranch property with over 100 producing oil and gas wells.
  • Represented lenders in financing transactions secured by producing oil and gas properties.
  • Advises clients in mineral disputes and works closely with litigation attorneys outside of the firm in resolving oil and gas disputes.

   Real Estate & Finance

  • Represented lenders in financing transactions secured by producing oil and gas properties.

Farm & Ranch Acquisitions / Dispositions

  • Coordinated sales of farm and ranch properties representing both buyer and sellers, with a focus on transactions where agricultural, hunting, energy development and recreational uses coexist.

Experienced counsel & exceptional service