Deana A. Allen

Shareholder

303-407-4484 | direct

303-407-4499 | firm

800-886-6566 | fax

dallen@bwenergylaw.com

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OVERVIEW

    

Deana Allen is a Shareholder at Beatty & Wozniak, P.C., in Denver, Colorado, and a recipient of the "Top Women in Energy" 2019 award. She practices in the firm’s Oil & Gas Title and Transactional Groups.  She is licensed to practice in Texas, Colorado and North Dakota.  Her practice is devoted exclusively to the oil and gas industry and encompasses all areas of acquisition and divestiture, including representation of borrowers and lenders in finance transactions secured by oil and gas assets; title review and rendering of related opinions; due diligence; and review and negotiation of leases, joint operating agreements, farmouts, and development agreements.  Previously, she served as Associate General Counsel for a wholly owned subsidiary of a Fortune 250 company in Dallas where her practice encompassed issues related to finance, transactions, real property, title issues and regulatory compliance.  She is a regular speaker at legal and industry group events and author of numerous articles addressing issues affecting the oil and gas industry.

 

Deana graduated from the University of Kansas Business School with a M.B.A. and the University of Kansas Law School with her J.D.  She is a member of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources, Real Property, and Probate and Trust Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas, the Natural Resources & Energy Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Attorneys, and the Denver and Permian Associations of Petroleum Landmen.

 

SELECT EXPERIENCE

Oil and Gas

  • Represent oil and gas companies in all phases of acquisition, development and operation of oil and gas properties in the Permian Basin and Rocky Mountain Region.

  • Prepare title opinions for drilling, division orders and financing transactions for properties in the Permian Basin.

  • Advise clients on royalty payments, post-production cost issues related to assets in the Permian Basin.

  • Prepare comprehensive acquisition, drilling and division order title opinions covering properties throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

  • Conduct title due diligence of oil and gas real property and leasehold interests.

  • Draft and negotiate oil and gas leases, assignments of oil and gas leases and assignments of overriding royalty interests.

  • Prepare title curative instruments: stipulations of interest, declarations of pooling, ratifications of oil and gas leases, subordination agreements, instruments of conveyance and probate documents.

Transactional

  • Represent and advise clients in acquisition of extensive property portfolios, including leasehold and wellbore assets.

  • Represent and advise clients in credit facility transactions.

  • Provide consultation to foreign company regarding legal and land issues and advised in the client’s initial and continuing oil and gas exploration projects in the United States.

Industries

  • Oil and Gas/Energy

Practice Areas

  • Transactional

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements

  • Credit Agreements

  • Acquisitions

  • Oil and Gas Acquisitions and Due Diligence

  • Oil and Gas and Real Estate Title and Curative Work

  • Regulatory and Legal Compliance

Admissions

  • Texas

  • Colorado

  • North Dakota

Professional Activities

  • 2019 Top Women in Energy Award, Denver Business Journal

  • Texas Bar Association

  • Colorado Bar Association

  • North Dakota Bar Association

  • Permian Basin Landmen's Association, Member

  • Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen, Member

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Member

  • Denver Association of Oil and Gas Title Lawyers, Member

Education

  • University of Kansas Law School, J.D.

  • University of Kansas Business School, MBA.

Speeches and Publications

   Upcoming

  • Out With The Old, In With The New, 2019 NALTA Conference, Westminster, CO (August 28-30, 2019)

  • Non-Traditional Lease Terms and When to Use Lease Ratifications, Special Institute on Drafting and Negotiating the Modern Oil and Gas Lease (updated), Advanced Landman’s Institute, Houston, TX, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (November 7-8, 2019)

  • Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen (DAPL), 46th Annual Fall Land Institute, Denver, CO (November 21, 2019)

​   Past

  • Texas Title Issues, Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen, 45th Annual Fall Land Institute, Denver, CO (October, 2018)

  • What’s in a Unit?: Drilling, Proration and Pooled Units in Texas, and Related Case Law Updates, Denver Association of Division Order Analysts, Denver, CO (July 16, 2018)​​

  • Non-Traditional Lease Terms and When to Use Lease Ratifications, Special Institute on Drafting and Negotiating the Modern Oil and Gas Lease, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (May, 2018)

  • Oil and Gas: Updates on Texas Case Law, Denver Association of Division Order Analysts (April, 2016)

  • Oil and Gas Rights, Lorman seminar, Denver, CO (December, 2013)

  • Contributor to the Beatty & Wozniak, P.C. Energy News Alert

 

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