Most of my clients have worked with me for over a decade because they know I’ll do whatever it takes to get deals done. I also build strong bonds with clients that go beyond a traditional business relationship. This motivates me to treat their problems and opportunities as if they’re my own, protect them from risk and make their lives easier in every way I can.
Leader of the Energy Transactions Practice Group, Ryan Sears serves as outside general counsel for both domestic and international energy clients, focused primarily on structuring upstream and midstream transactions and advising on the various issues that typically arise during the production of oil and gas.
Ryan has guided clients through challenging multi-million-dollar deals and routine operational transactions in Texas and many states across the country, primarily involving the acquisition, divestiture and financing of producing assets, private securities offerings, oil and gas leases, joint operating agreements plus much more. He also has unique experience in handling a broad range of international transactions, whether he’s helping a foreign energy client acquire oil and gas assets in the U.S. or guiding a domestic client through the process of expanding its operations abroad.
The majority of Ryan’s clients don’t have in-house legal counsel to help them resolve the day-to-day operational and legal issues that impact every energy company. They rely on Ryan as an integral team member who is always on call to advise on every aspect of their businesses, including entity structuring and corporate governance, vendor contracts, landowner title disputes, environmental issues and conflicts among partners.