Ward, Smith & Hill regularly represents individual landowners who lease their property to energy companies and later discover their energy leases aren’t exactly what they were told initially. Providers of oil and gas, including natural gas, have signed tens of thousands of lease contracts in hopes of making profits on the valuable reserves located underneath the property of Texas-based companies and individual homeowners.
Most energy companies try to drill as much oil and gas as they can while paying out as little as possible in lease payments to property owners. Some companies even decide to “commence operations” shortly before an existing lease expires in an attempt to retain the terms of the original contract rather than negotiating a new agreement with more favorable terms for the property owners.
The proven lawyers at Ward, Smith & Hill are very familiar with these tactics, which is why so many property owners call on our firm in energy lease disputes. We help clients protect their oil and gas lease rights.