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The oil and gas industry in Texas is constantly evolving. Most recently, the Eagle Ford Shale play has caused an increase of legal issues involving the ownership, exploration, production, gathering and distribution of oil and gas. As a true South Texas firm, with decades of extensive on point experience, our attorneys manage all aspects of transaction and litigation based oil and gas matters. Having With offices situated within and close to the Eagle Ford Shale play activity, Langley & Banack is uniquely positioned to provide local and effective legal solutions to businesses and landowners throughout the South Texas region and beyond.


Given the cost of litigation, Langley & Banack’s attorneys assist businesses and individuals resolve legal claims utilizing cost-effective methods. Our attorneys regularly represent clients in arbitrations, mediations and other forms of ADR. We are very frequently requested to advise clients on the appropriateness, timing and advantages and disadvantages of the use of various ADR methods and procedures to advance a case toward resolution. Due to several members of the firm having additional experience in serving as arbitrators and/or mediators in legal disputes, we have a unique perspective on how to most effectively present cases in an ADR setting.

The firm’s trial lawyers serve as dedicated advocates for clients in the courtroom when litigation and judicial proceedings are the only means by which a disagreement between parties may be resolved. Langley & Banack’s attorneys represent companies and individuals in various oil & gas related matters, including cases which relate to the following disputes or claims:

  • Surface and subsurface easement
  • Royalty interests
  • Pooling agreements
  • Leasehold rights
  • Title opinions
  • Subsurface usage
  • Lease termination
  • Adverse possession
  • Trespass
  • Condemnation
  • Suits to quiet title
  • Contractors’ duties and obligations
  • Operators’ duties and obligations
  • Drilling agreements
  • Ownership of intellectual property rights
  • Joint operating agreements
  • Contracts (oilfield service and other operating contracts)
  • Failure to develop (claims by landowners)
  • Trading
  • Gas measurement
  • Pipeline explosions
  • Refinery litigation

Additionally, our attorneys are often called upon to handle crucial time-intensive litigation matters, such as “emergency” actions seeking to enjoin or avoid injunctions concerning business activities.

Langley & Banack’s attorneys have brought and defended cases in numerous counties throughout Central and South Texas and beyond including:

  • Atascosa
  • Bexar
  • DeWitt
  • Dimmit
  • Duval
  • Frio
  • Gonzales
  • Harris
  • Jim Hogg
  • Jim Wells
  • Karnes
  • Kinney
  • LaSalle
  • Live Oak
  • Maverick
  • McMullen
  • Medina
  • Real
  • Terrell
  • Uvalde
  • Val Verde
  • Webb
  • Wilson
  • Zapata
  • Zavala


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