When negotiating an oil and gas lease — regardless of which side of the bargaining table you are on — you should have confidence that your lawyer is looking out for your best interests while maintaining focus on the wider picture.

As an attorney who has handled both sides of leases, I understand how important it is to get the details right. I also understand that it is my responsibility to make sense of the legal jargon for my clients, so that they have a clear idea of their rights and responsibilities going into a formal agreement. At my firm, I offer diligent, experienced counsel, focusing on concluding transactions as quickly as possible so that my clients can begin reaping the benefits of their leases. 

I have served as chief counsel for an oil and gas company during my time as a lawyer, and have more than 35 years of experience helping individuals and businesses in Montana and North Dakota navigate complex legal issues.

Assisting With All Aspects Of Oil And Gas Rights Leases

Oil and gas companies need assurance that they will be able to undertake the work necessary to extract the agreed-upon resources. Landowners should have confidence that they will see a return on their investment. I handle all aspects of the negotiation and drafting of leases, setting the terms, identifying issues and avoiding problems. These can include:

  • Lease durations
  • Royalty provisions
  • Surface damage provisions
  • Assignment and warranty clauses 

Contact My Firm

For experienced and personalized legal counsel, contact me, oil, gas and mineral law attorney Gregory Paul Johnson, for a free one-hour confidential consultation. Call my Billings office at (406) 656-4555, or send me an email.