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Scott Seidl

Counsel
Recent Articles By Henry Flores

Education:

The University of Oklahoma

B.A. in Sociology/Criminology, 2005

The University of Oklahoma College of Law

J.D. 2008

Admissions:

Texas, 2008

Oklahoma, 2011

North Dakota, 2011

U.S. District Courts

Northern District of Texas

Eastern District of Oklahoma

Western District of Oklahoma

Eastern District of Colorado

Western District of Colorado

Memberships & Activities:

State Bar of Texas

State Bar of Oklahoma

American Bar Association

Houston Bar association

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

Awards:

AV-RATED BY MARTINDALE HUBBELL
Scott F. Seidl

Scott’s practice focuses on real estate, oil & gas, and energy. He has experience in both transactional as well as litigation matters in these areas. Scott has represented clients in both state and federal courts for over a decade. His experience includes:

 

      • Preparing transactional documents for both commercial and residential real estate matters
      • Negotiating and drafting purchase and sales agreements, asset purchase agreements, joint operating agreements, and assignments in connection with oil and gas acquisitions and divestitures
      • Drafting company and partnership agreements, amendments thereto, by-laws, and board resolutions
      • Litigating oil and gas disputes, condemnation, environmental contamination, and general commercial litigation matters
      • Negotiating surface use agreements, easements, and other contracts as well as providing review and analysis of existing agreements
      • Preparing deeds, leases, notes, deeds of trust, liens, UCC filings, surface use waivers, stipulations, and personal guarantees
      • Advising clients on environmental issues and land use restrictions and preparing agreements to mitigate or minimize risks associated therewith encountered in the course of acquisition or divestment
I realize that the law is often unclear and the issues my clients are facing are complex, so I start each day with the mindset of how I can provide the clearest, most thorough, and cost-effective solutions to the issues that my clients face.

Before joining Rapp & Krock, Scott was an attorney at Zabel Freeman. He was previously a landman for two years with BP America Production Company.

Representative Matters

      • Defended a family-owned oil and gas company against a multi-million dollar indemnity demand stemming from a prior operator’s environmental contamination
      • Represented the purchaser of an off-shore production platform in a dispute with the seller
      • Represented the owner and producer of mineral salt in two issues of first impression under Texas law; the obligations of a self-developing mineral owner in its satisfaction of royalty obligations and the ownership of the subsurface storage rights in artificially created salt caverns
      • Prosecuted environmental contamination claims on behalf of landowners against oil and gas operators
      • Negotiated with various state and federal agencies, private landowners, and other companies regarding upstream oil and gas issues including abandonment liability and well-site cleanup, production reporting, surface use restrictions, royalty disputesnegotiated and drafted joint operating agreements, leases, assignments, and other operational agreements
      • Advised clients on various issues related to transacting business in Indian Country
      • Prepared brokers’ liens on behalf of commercial real estate agents
      • Served as lead counsel in litigation to recover brokers’ unpaid commissions
      • Assisted commercial real estate developers in the removal of historical encumbrances on properties