Practice/Industry Group Overview
GJTBS Energy attorneys represent several of the largest drilling contractors and pipeline transportation companies in the world, as well as companies engaged in all phases of oil and gas production, processing, transportation, refining and related activities. Our clients include both major and independent oil and gas producers, as well as oilfield service companies and suppliers.
The energy industry operates in a unique regulatory environment, with specialized laws that render familiar transactions difficult and can cause routine contracts to produce unexpected results. When complex energy issues arise, experienced attorneys are essential. Over the past 25 years, the counsel at Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith have handled cases that have yielded significant, precedent-setting decisions for the energy industry, including cases at the district court and appellate court levels. Additionally, the energy litigation arena has increasingly involved Alternative Dispute Resolution; GJTBS has represented its clients’ interests in complicated arbitrations and mediations.
The representation provided by GJTBS ranges from personal injury and wrongful death claims, to litigation related to hydraulic fracturing in shale formations and tight sands, and oil field contamination involving associated soil and groundwater contamination claims. Further, we have litigated matters for our upstream and midstream oil and gas clients that involved royalty, implied covenant and other leasehold disputes, drilling incidents, pipeline failures, indemnification, insurance, joint operating agreements, mineral leases and other agreements surrounding the exploration for and production of oil and natural gas.
As part of our “full-service” approach to meeting our clients’ needs, we also present educational seminars as part of industry conferences and employee training programs for both insurers and companies regarding risk management, insurance coverage issues, investigation management and clean-up obligations.