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Back to the Bulgarian Bad Guy, So Say the Justices

Posted in Contract Disputes, Purchase and Sale Agreements

My blogging sensei Cordell Parvin says the title should always inform the reader of the content. Mea culpa on this one; I couldn’t resist the alliterations. Some time back I reported on Carlton Energy Group et al v. Phillips et al.  See that entry for the facts and a Texas Supreme Court opinion. In this new opinion from the… Continue Reading

Assigning By “Stratigraphic Equivalent”? Be Careful

Posted in Contract Disputes, Land Titles, Purchase and Sale Agreements

Co-author Brooke Sizer How many of your mineral conveyances are described like this: … all of Sellers’ right, title and interest in and to (a) the oil, gas and other minerals in, to and under the lands … ONLY INSOFAR as such oil, gas and other minerals are located below that depth which is the stratigraphic equivalent… Continue Reading

Perils of “Other Provisions” in the Model Form JOA

Posted in Operating Agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreements

Scriveners, when you add those “Other Provisions” in Article XVI of your model from JOA’s, are you sure that the document remains internally consistent, that no “Other Provision” conflicts with the form? … Are you mindful of which of two related contracts will govern if there is a conflict in provisions? Did you choose the correct one?… Continue Reading

More Title Work Needed? The PSA is Still Enforceable

Posted in Purchase and Sale Agreements

Maybe you’ve been there.  All signals are “go” for closing on your PSA.  Then the buyer chooses not to complete  the transaction.  What to do? A question your lawyer will think about when asked to enforce a purchase and sale agreement: Does it describe the property well enough to comply with the statute of frauds?  Preston Exploration… Continue Reading