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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

Southern 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

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer-Reviewed

Scott F. Seidl

Scott’s practice focuses on real estate, oil & gas, and energy. He has experience in both transactional and litigation matters in these areas. Scott’s practice also includes ancillary probate litigation. He has represented clients in both state and federal courts for over a decade. Scott’s 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
      • Will contests;
      • Disputes regarding the validity of non-probate transfers such as transfer on death and “ladybird” deeds.
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