Drafting Drilling and Division Order Title Opinions, Ownership Reports and Performing Due Diligence.
Estate Planning from Creation of Wills and Trusts to Guidance Through Testate and Intestate Probate Proceedings.
Determining Valuation, Acquisition, Negotiation and Leasing of Surface and Mineral Rights / Working Interests.
Representing Plaintiffs seeking Monetary Damages and Civil Relief in Actions before the Judge in District Court.
Michael S. Vernon Attorney at Law, PLLC is a full service law firm primarily focused on the oil and natural gas industry with extensive knowledge and expertise in estate planning and probate. We help a variety of clients ranging from large exploration and production companies to small mineral owners in all aspects of energy management. Whether drafting complex title opinions for operators or verifying interests for individuals we have over a dozen years of legal experience exclusive to the industry. Additionally, we develop estate planning strategies using various types of wills and trusts designed to avoid probate while also handling cases where proceeding through probate is necessary or preferred. Licensed in Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado with application to New Mexico pending.