Thought Leadership / News
April 11, 2012 
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New Blog Focuses on Texas Energy Law

Gray Reed & McGraw is pleased to announce the addition of Energy & The Law, ( to its blogging network. Charlie Sartain, a Shareholder with Gray Reed & McGraw, started the blog to offer energy executives, landmen and in-house attorneys, a resource for legal developments, commentary and analysis of the law of oil and gas and alternative energy resources.

"My goal for this blog is to report on developments in energy law in a way that is easy to understand and convenient to use," Sartain said. "If you are an operator, landman, engineer, investor, royalty owner, or manager, I want you to be able to determine how, or if, a recent court decision, statute, regulation or news item could affect your business. If you are a practitioner or in-house counsel, I want you to be able to determine quickly and efficiently whether a recent development in the law might require more of your attention."

Some recent blog headlines include:

  • EPA Cries "Uncle"
  • The "single business enterprise" doctrine is alive and well in Louisiana
  • What is the NPRI Owner's Share of Production?
  • Fracking: Safe and Essential or an Environmental Hazard?
  • Private Property Rights Rule Over Pipeline
  • More Title Work Needed? The PSA is Still Enforceable
  • Dallas Task Force Recommends Drilling Ordinance
  • Beware of Strips and Gores

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Sartain has successfully resolved a wide variety of commercial disputes by utilizing his skills in litigation, arbitration and negotiation. His expertise includes cases involving oil and gas, health care, business torts, noncompetition agreements and theft of trade secrets, contracts, injunctions, employment discrimination and Election Code disputes.

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