Energy, Natural Resources, & Oil & Gas Law
About New Orleans' Industries
John Y. Pearce, partner, named the Best lawyers ® 2014 New Orleans Oil & Gas
Law "Lawyer of the Year" and Best Lawyers ® 2015 Natural
Resources law "Lawyer of the Year". New Orleans is recognized
as being one of the capitals of the energy industry in the United States.
It is the site of 17 of the nation's oil refineries and half of the
country's Strategic Petroleum Reserves. It has the fifth-highest rate
of oil production in the U.S. and is host to numerous pipelines that play
a crucial role in supplying America's massive energy demand.
Additionally, several of the world leaders in the energy industry have
chosen New Orleans and the surrounding area as their regional headquarters.
Given the prominence of the energy industry in this region, it is only
natural that Montgomery Barnett, L.L.P., one of the oldest law firms in
New Orleans, should have a strong reputation for providing knowledgeable
legal counsel and unparalleled litigation representation to a diverse
set of clients in the field.
How the Firm Can Help Your Company
For nearly a century, the New Orleans lawyers of Montgomery Barnett have
been representing clients such as majors, independents, and landowners
in a wide variety of scenarios. The attorneys do not specialize in only
one phase of the process but instead are actively involved in all stages,
including leasing, exploration, transportation, development, and production
of oil, gas, and other natural resources.
The attorneys assist in forming, negotiating, and financing exploration
ventures for the discovery and development of new oil fields and other
resources as well as the purchase and sale of properties that are already
producing. They work on securing rights to proprietary data such as seismic
data that map out the location and size of reserves and ore in addition
to resolving oil and gas contract disputes and disagreements over leasing
and mineral titles.
Retain a Skilled Lawyer for Your Oil & Gas Disputes
The attorneys of Montgomery Barnett have a proven track record of success
litigating disputes over oil and gas issues, but they seek whenever possible
to minimize the time and expense incurred by the client by seeking an
effective out-of-court resolution to the matter. With experience representing
clients before a number of different regulatory bodies and in both state
and federal courts, they are prepared for even the most challenging cases.
In addition to litigation, the firm also provides
mediation and arbitration services as a means of avoiding court altogether to reach a negotiated