It is your land, your minerals. Make sure your rights are protected. Oil and gas leases, ratifications and other legal documents, no matter how simple they appear, may deprive you of valuable rights. Don't sign until you know your rights.
"It's imperative that land, water and air resources be protected and that the rights of property owners be respected," asserts Lance Astrella, founder of our nationally-recognized firm.
He should know. Astrella spent nearly 20 years on the energy industry side. Now, for the past 15 years, he has exclusively represented landowners, mineral owners and local governments in their dealings with oil and gas companies.
Leases, especially older ones, often expire for reasons not obvious to the landowner. The landowner may be able to negotiate a new, better lease, which can provide:
If you feel you aren't getting what you deserve for oil or gas produced on your land, we can help.