Gary J. Younger
Gary Younger says he "basically grew up in an oil field." As a production roustabout for his father's small oil and gas production service company in Central Kansas, Gary learned about the energy industry long before he became an attorney. He earned his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1983, subsequently working independently as a Consulting Landman for companies like Texaco and as a Land Attorney for Chevron. He joined his first law firm in 1993, when he began working with Mike Wozniak.
Gary's experience includes extensive transactional and title examination work, particularly in the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions. He has successfully represented clients before the Interior Board of Land Appeals and is admitted to practice in both Colorado and Oklahoma.
With over 30 years of experience as a landman and attorney and a lifetime of oil and gas experience, Gary values Beatty & Wozniak's industry focus. "It can be frustrating for clients to have to explain their business every time they need legal advice," he says. "A good attorney is a good listener, but having an industry background immediately raises the level of trust. All I've ever done is oil and gas - and serving energy clients is all we do here."
Gary is an avid reader, especially of western frontier history. He likes to play tennis, ride his bike, and spend time with his family in the Colorado mountains.
Title and Due Diligence
Over 30 years' experience as a landman and title examiner throughout the Rockies and Mid-Continent regions.
Conducted due diligence projects.
Prepared drilling, division orders, acquisition and financing title opinions for various clients throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
Represented E&P company in $600 million divestiture of its Rocky Mountain properties.
Represented facility developer and operator in the acquisition and expansion of an existing natural gas-fired, combined cycle cogeneration facility in Colorado, consisting of a 100 MW peaking plant and 20-acre greenhouse operation.
Represented E&P company in sale of depleted oil reservoir for conversion to $500 million gas storage facility, in which client retained an equity position. Negotiated and drafted purchase agreement and project limited liability company agreement.
Represented management of midstream company in $375 million sale of interests in gathering system and processing plants.
- University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
- J.D. - 1983
- Kansas State University
- B.A. - 1980
- Honors: Honors Program
- Major: History
- Colorado, 1983
- Colorado Bar Association, Natural Resources & Energy Law Section
- Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Lawyers
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen
- Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Classes & Seminars
- Horizontal Drilling and Subsurface Trespass (2010)