Dedicated Baton Rouge Natural Resources Attorneys

Louisiana lawyers work with exploration, extraction and production companies

While in law school, Mr. Brantley was an active participant with Professor George Hardy in the researching and drafting of the Louisiana Mineral Code.  Since his graduation from law school in 1972, Mr. Brantley has participated in the drafting of every type of document relative to oil and gas exploration, including Leases, Operating Agreements, Participation Agreements, and Marketing and Sales Agreements for both his personal companies, as well those of his clients.  Mr. Brantley’s personally owed companies have generated, developed, drilled, and sold multiple properties in Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama, which consist of both royalty and working interests. Mr. Brantley has testified as an expert in both state and federal courts in this area, and currently consults for the Gerson Lehman Group with regard to oil and gas issues.

Brantley & Associates, APLC helps businesses involved in exploring, discovering, acquiring, developing, producing and marketing Louisiana’s natural resources. We handle disputes and litigation that arise during all phases of coal exploration, development and production. Our attorneys are highly proficient in the complex business issues associated with natural resources law, and have represented clients in a variety of related matters, including:

  • Purchase and sale transactions
  • Land exchanges
  • Operating issues
  • Financing agreements
  • Assignments and deeds
  • Farm-outs
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Litigation and disputes
  • Federal and state regulatory matters

Applying our extensive litigation experience

We have substantial knowledge and experience in disputes over such matters as royalties, mineral titles, operating agreements, and commercial transactions involving purchase and sales agreements, as they are accustomed to dealing with problems resulting from industry-related accidents. Regardless of your legal challenges, we work hard to resolve your claims out of court, but you can also be confident that we are experienced litigators who are prepared for any contested matter or court hearing.

Helping clients comply with regulations

We help companies understand their rights and proactively avoid litigation by adhering to regulations. We advise coal companies on contractual matters, and help them understand and comply with Louisiana and federal laws including the General Mining Act of 1872, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. We have worked with public, industrial commissions and natural resources and tax agencies to secure all required permits and licenses. When you hire an attorney from our firm, you get a professional who understands and actively defends against common natural resources issues, reducing the strain on your business.

Rely on proactive and diligent Louisiana lawyers today

Call Brantley & Associates, APLC at 225.769.9555 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation at our Baton Rouge, Louisiana office.