Oklahoma Title And Lease Dispute Lawyers
At the Oklahoma City law firm of Mahaffey & Gore, P.C., we represent land owners and oil and gas companies involved in lease and title disputes. It is our firm belief that by zealously protecting the best interests of our clients, we are helping create a more viable economic environment for Oklahoma’s oil and gas industries.
A mineral lease is a contract made between a mineral owner and the lessee. A typical mineral lease addresses the following issues:
- The length of the agreement
- Royalty shares
- Oil, gas and water use
- What happens if the land is damaged
Considering how the oil and gas industry has changed Oklahoma, any individual or party signing a mineral lease agreement should ensure that the lease terms adequately address their specific interests or concerns. Proper planning now can help the parties avoid future conflict and save significant money.
Our experienced lawyers help clients negotiate fair mineral leases. In Oklahoma, there is no standard mineral lease. As such, many oil and gas companies will use lease forms that may or may not be in the best interests of the land owner. It is imperative for any land owner to seek legal assistance when negotiating a mineral lease, particularly if this is his or her first time leasing land.
At Mahaffey & Gore, P.C., we represent clients in a variety of lease and title disputes, including those involving:
- Royalty matters
- Boundary disputes
- Surface damages
- Oil and gas deeds
- Drilling and division orders
- Lessor / lessee responsibilities
- Types of minerals included in the lease
- Title and lease disputes