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August 5, 2012 
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Gray Reed Welcomes Martin Averill

Gray Reed & McGraw welcomes Martin Averill as Member to the Dallas Oil & Gas section.  Martin is an accomplished oil and gas attorney with significant experience in both transactional and litigation matters.

His practice is diversified among various issues common to upstream oil and gas production and pipeline operations, litigation and transactions, including:

  • Acquisition and divestiture of assets, due diligence
  • Joint exploration and operation negotiations and agreements
  • Leasing, surface use agreements, easements
  • Lender and borrower representations in secured lending facilities
  • Pipeline easements, cleaning and maintenance, eminent domain
  • Gas gathering and purchase agreements
  • Litigation and arbitration both federal and state
  • Bankruptcy representation for industry creditors and operators

Martin is licensed in both Texas and Louisiana.  He received his B.A. from Gannon University in Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law.  Following law school, he served as law clerk to The Honorable Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

About Gray Reed & McGraw

Founded in 1985, Gray Reed & McGraw is a full-service, Texas based law firm with more than 120 lawyers practicing in Dallas, Houston and Tyler. Gray Reed & McGraw offers a wide range of legal services including business litigation, corporate transactions, oil & gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property and bankruptcy.  For more information, visit