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Fluctuations and transformations are constant in the Oil and Gas marketplace. To remain ahead of the curve, Clark Hill’s Oil and Gas attorneys develop solutions for domestic and international clients who consistently face new competition and regulatory change.


Clients work with our transactional lawyers on mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures of interests, including the financing of such transactions, in all of the major oil and gas-producing states and domestic offshore fields. Additionally, our attorneys handle upstream transactional matters including mineral sales and transfers, oil and gas leasing, operating agreements, surface use agreements, pipeline easements, and water use agreements.


Energy companies and related stakeholders rely on our support to resolve disputes through mediation, arbitration, trial, negotiated settlement, and appeal.

Finance & Lending

Our attorneys have participated in arranging and documenting private equity and commercial financing for billions of dollars of oil field transactions.


Our environmental attorneys have many decades of counseling and litigation experience with substantive knowledge in all areas of environmental law.

Admiralty & Maritime

Many of the world’s largest companies in the maritime industry work with our attorneys for admiralty and maritime law matters in the Gulf of Mexico and around the globe.


We advise our energy clients on local and national ground and rail transportation issues, and we are active in Washington, D.C. in connection with related federal legislation and rulemaking.


We have significant experience in business tax planning for our energy clients, including the taxation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, royalty trusts, publicly traded partnerships, and other entities and their owners or beneficiaries.


Public and private clients seek our assistance with all types of equity and capital raising transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities.

Intellectual Property

Our IP team represents a cross-section of public and privately held oil and gas industry clients, including global exploration and production companies, worldwide providers of oilfield services, onshore and offshore companies providing support to the energy industry, and pipeline companies.

Labor & Employment

Risk prevention is of paramount importance for employers, and the services our labor and employment team provide revolve around this philosophy. Our lawyers routinely handle all matters related to labor and employment issues including employment and severance agreements, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure and trade secret protections, and litigation.

Business Restructuring

Whether a business’s need for restructuring arises from—or in anticipation of—growth, merger and acquisition activity, tax needs, or financial problems, our attorneys provide seasoned advice regarding the reformation of business structures.

Our Oil & Gas team has worked in virtually all major producing areas throughout the U.S., including offshore. We represent several of the world’s largest publicly-held energy companies and their privately-held entrepreneurial counterparts. Our client roster includes oil field service companies across the entire energy spectrum, exploration and production companies, manufacturing companies, marine, road, rail transportation companies and logistics, pipeline, and storage companies.

We are able to provide cross-border legal services to companies with business interests in Mexico and the United States. Our cross-border energy experience includes:

  • Corporate and international project finance
  • Capital markets
  • Securitization
  • Bankruptcy and workout matters
  • Litigation and dispute resolution (including multi-jurisdictional litigation)
  • Transportation and logistics matters
  • Immigration issues
  • Customs and trade regulations