Oil, Gas, and Energy

Practice Contacts

Joe Dannenmaier
Practice Group Leader
214.969.1393
Andrew B. Derman
Practice Group Leader
214.969.1307
Richard B. Hemingway, Jr.
Practice Group Leader
713.653.8640
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For nearly 100 years, Thompson & Knight has counseled oil, gas, and energy industry clients – those who explore, develop, produce, store, market, transport, and process energy resources. Our practice is active and comprehensive, as we represent clients in transactions and resolve disputes in dozens of countries around the world.

Thompson & Knight was named the “Law Firm of the Year” in Oil & Gas Law in the 2011-2013 editions of Best Law Firms, the preeminent listing of the nation's top legal practices from the publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America®. The Firm’s oil, gas, and energy practice is also recognized by numerous other prestigious legal directories, including:

  • Chambers USA 2013 by Chambers & Partners, which ranks Thompson & Knight among the top 14 firms in the United States in the directory’s Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional) category, noting that the Firm's “team provides its clients with a broad range of transactional services, and its members are especially recommended by commentators for their ability to handle complex matters.”
  • The Legal 500 US 2013 by Legalease, which ranks Thompson & Knight among the top firms in the nation for energy industry transactions and disputes.  According to the directory, the Firm provides “outstanding advice at reasonable cost” and “has a longstanding presence in the oil and gas space.”
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 by Woodward/White Inc., which lists more Thompson & Knight attorneys in the Oil & Gas and Natural Resources Law categories than any other law firm in Texas.  

Thompson & Knight’s oil, gas, and energy clients are a “who’s who” of the industry. They include multi-national and independent oil and gas companies, host government oil and gas companies, large utilities, private power plants, energy industry service giants, refineries, petrochemical companies, financial institutions, and multi-national drilling contractors and construction companies. Our client roster includes many of the largest publicly traded energy companies and a host of oil and gas exploration, production, refining, pipeline, marketing, and investment businesses.

Thompson & Knight is one of the only large law firms in the United States to have a separate Oil and Gas Practice Group. Furthermore, we not only provide our clients with an integrated service through the collaboration of attorneys across multiple practice areas, but each of these attorneys also truly understands the energy industry. As a result, we have the requisite knowledge to handle any energy industry dispute as well as the ability to cover every aspect of an energy transaction, including the oil and gas, corporate, tax, environmental, finance, labor and employment, real estate, and even intellectual property facets of the deal – thus giving the Firm and our energy industry clients a competitive advantage.