Lawrence T. Gillaspia is a partner of Jones, Gillaspia & Loyd, L.L.P. in Houston, Texas. A primary area of legal expertise for Mr. Gillaspia for over thirty years has been the law related to all aspects of the oil and gas industry. He represents individual mineral interest and surface owners in lease negotiations and lease compliance issues. In addition, he has represented many corporate and partnership clients who explore for and produce oil and gas. He also represents companies who prepare the sites for drilling as well as companies who construct the pipelines to move the product to market. He has prepared and reviewed numerous Drilling and Division Order Title Opinions and formed many oil and gas drilling partnerships with investors from all over the United States. In addition to his transactional experience, Mr. Gillaspia has litigated oil and gas issues in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels. He received his B.A. with honors in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976 and his J.D. from the University of Houston in 1978.

University of Texas (B.A. cum laude, 1976); University of Houston (J.D., 1978), Associate Editor, Houston Journal of International Law, 1978, Member: College of the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Texas. Mr. Gillaspia and the firm author annual supplements to:

The Law of Oil and Gas Leases.
as published by Lexis Nexis/Matthew Bender.

Practice areas:
Business Litigation; Oil & Gas Law; Probate Law; Corporate Law; Real Estate Law; Mass and Class Action Litigation.

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