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Overview

Danny provides solutions for property, title and other transactional matters to clients in the Energy and Natural Resources industry.

After nearly a decade working with oil- and gas-focused energy companies, Danny has extensive experience preparing Drilling and Division Order Title Opinions. He also serves as a resource on matters in connection with renewable forms of energy, as well as on a variety of issues affecting surface, mineral and leasehold estates, including:

  • Deeds, contracts and leases
  • Assignments and mortgages
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Joint operating agreements

Clients appreciate Danny’s background working in-house with an Oklahoma energy corporation. He gained broad knowledge about the property issues that affect the industry, performing hundreds of title reviews and collaborating directly with landmen on leasing issues. This immersion in the particulars of real estate law within the energy sector developed Danny’s talent for spotting the myriad legal problems that can appear in title review.

Danny understands not only the industry, but also the project goals and expectations of energy clients. He is known for anticipating client questions and for spotting potential challenges before they become problems.


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Education

  • J.D., University of Oklahoma College of Law
    • American Indian Law Review
  • B.B.A., University of Oklahoma
    • graduated with special distinction

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Oklahoma

Not admitted in Texas.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen
Experience
  • Analyzed, interpreted and advised clients on deeds, contracts, oil and gas leases, assignments, mortgages, assignments of mortgages and other instruments affecting surface, mineral and leasehold estates.
  • Analyzed, interpreted and advised clients on joint venture agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and joint operating agreements.
  • Analyzed, interpreted and advised clients on pooling and spacing orders.
  • Calculated mineral interests, royalty interests, working interests, net revenue interests, overriding royalty interests and nonparticipating royalty interests on behalf of clients.
  • Drafted oil and gas leases, assignments of oil and gas leases, and deeds.
  • Created Colorado Oil and Gas Handbook for energy corporation.
  • Created Colorado Title Opinion Form for energy corporation.
  • Performed extensive title reviews of planned drilling units for client.
  • Guided landmen on leasing and acquisition issues.
Outside the Office

Danny and his wife spend time with their Golden Retriever and yellow Labrador, whether hiking, going to the lake or just enjoying the outdoors. As football fans, they’re also fond of cheering on Danny’s alma mater, the University of Oklahoma.

A bit further from home, the couple ski, especially in Whistler, British Columbia, or Big Sky, Montana. They are also international travelers who have visited countries throughout Europe and Asia. Danny names Japan as his favorite destination so far.