Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
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
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.
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 disputes, negotiated 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