Jack is well-known as an effective and strong advocate for oil and gas companies, representing their interests in the E&P and midstream sectors. His broad range of experience includes complex commercial matters involving operators, gatherers, marketers and service sector entities.
Jack’s robust practice involves the resolution of industry-specific disputes concerning joint venture agreements; operations agreements; breach of contract; surface use and access issues; natural gas processing; construction defects; and payment and recovery of royalties. Clients benefit from his corporate experience, in which he routinely negotiates, drafts and closes agreements for the purchase and sale of oil and gas assets, as well as surface use, processing, marketing, transportation and joint operations agreements. Jack frequently works with companies and capital providers in connection with debt and equity financings and related corporate governance matters, including corporate structure and formation. Jack also counsels his clients on issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing and well-specific activities, such as subsurface trespass, environmental concerns and insurance disputes.
As an active and influential member of the oil and gas industry, he provides strategic guidance on regulatory matters and represents clients before state regulatory agencies, including the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee, the North Dakota Industrial Commission and the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining. A leading voice on current issues affecting oil and gas clients, Jack is a regular presenter at conferences throughout the country. He frequently leads discussions on topics such as hydraulic fracturing, water management, operations, transportation and supply concerns.
Jack’s oil and gas practice is informed by his service as Special Assistant Attorney General in the Financial Crimes Division of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office prior to private practice, where his experience includes the successful prosecution and trying of complex securities fraud-related crimes.