Brian delivers skilled and practical guidance to businesses of all sizes across a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, distributing, construction, professional services, and banking. He has extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts for the provision of goods and services, real estate matters, the structuring of credit facilities, entity selection, technology exchange, and distributor/sales agency relationships.
As Chair of the firm’s Energy & Utilities Group, Brian assists oil and gas companies, landowners, and royalty owners in transactions and litigation matters relating to the production and transportation of oil and gas. He routinely advises clients on oil and gas leases, surface use agreements, pipeline right-of-ways and mineral title matters. Brian brings this strong experience to bear in litigation, successfully resolving claims and lawsuits relating to the interpretation and enforcement of contractual agreements governing the production and transportation of oil and gas, royalty payment disputes, and resolution of questions surrounding title to minerals.
Brian also has extensive experience representing creditors in all facets of credit collection, including credit restructuring, distressed acquisitions/sales, state court collection, and bankruptcy proceedings. In this aspect of his practice, he counsels trade creditors, financial institutions, and risk capital investors.