State of Texas Office
Beatty & Wozniak was founded in the Rockies, but always has had a connection to the oil and gas industry in Texas. Houston has long been the center of oil and gas in the United States and The Woodlands is a growing hub attracting an increasing number of energy companies. Beatty & Wozniak’s office in The Woodlands is strategically located to effectively and efficiently serve our clients in the energy sector throughout the Houston area.
Our Woodlands office provides legal counsel to the oil and gas industry and other business clients throughout Texas. We regularly work with businesses of all sizes whether based in Houston, The Woodlands, Denver, or elsewhere, including oil and gas companies, pipeline companies, and private equity firms. In coordination with the firm’s other practices, our Texas-licensed lawyers have represented the energy sector clients in almost all producing oil and gas basins in the United States.
Energy and Natural Resources
Beatty & Wozniak has focused almost exclusively on the energy industry since its inception, representing exploration and production companies, midstream and pipeline companies, private equity companies, and other energy-associated companies across the United States.
Our lawyers have a breadth of experience serving energy clients in virtually all phases of their businesses, regulatory counseling, litigation, ESA and environmental compliance and enforcement, and operational contracting and dispute resolution.
Litigation and Bankruptcy
Our litigators have extensive experience in litigating oil and gas and other commercial disputes of all kinds in Texas and in the Rockies. Our lawyers regularly appear in the state and federal courts to address and obtain resolution of disputes, and we counsel both lenders and debtors on high-profile bankruptcies and restructurings.
ESA and Federal Issues
Our federal land attorneys specialize in front-end regulatory counseling regarding ESA and permitting projects with the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in the Permian basin and throughout the Rockies. We work with companies to facilitate federal lease issuance, permitting, environmental documentation, project authorizations, while at the same time minimizing litigation risk. We also represent energy companies in litigation regarding federal approvals and challenges to these approvals filed by non-governmental organizations.
Midstream and Pipelines
Beatty & Wozniak advise pipeline companies and operators of transportation, gathering, processing, and storage facilities on all aspects of operations, including negotiate and prepare natural gas purchase, processing, gathering, and transportation agreements, and assist with federal, state and local permitting and regulatory matters.
Corporate, M&A, Private Equity, and Banking
We advise start-ups, closely held corporations, financial institutions and Fortune 500 public companies on M&A transactions across a variety of industries. With offices based throughout the Rockies, we routinely serve as local counsel on a variety of transactional and other M&A transactions. These include private-equity transactions, asset and stock sales, and other business combinations and joint ventures.