Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Houston Oil & Gas Litigation Lawyer
The complex arrangements of oil and gas leases often lead to frustration and litigation when one party to the contract or a related business entity fails to protect the rights and property of the land owner. When a lease is entered into between land owners and an energy company for the right to drill for oil and gas, a duty is owed to the land owner to act in such a way so as not to diminish or waste their profitability under the lease agreement. Mergers, acquisitions, alternative business plans which arise after the inception of the lease agreement can all result in a diminished return to the land owner while enhancing the profits of the oil and gas company lessee. When the oil and gas company acts against your interests under the lease, they most likely have breached their fiduciary duty to you.
Experienced Oil and Gas Lawyer Serving Texas
At my Houston law practice, Malley Law Firm, PLLC, I am committed to and focused on helping land owners and lessors of oil and gas fields get their fair treatment under the law. Gas and oil companies are overwhelmingly more sophisticated and protected by high priced law firms who have the innate ability to confuse and obfuscate the truth, and hide behind layers of bureaucracy and red tape. It can be next to impossible for a layperson to break through the Chinese wall employed by these firms and their lawyers once they have decided to use your land as their own personal piggy bank.
Contact my law firm today to schedule a free evaluation of your leases and your current situation. I can identify and establish if there is a cause of action for the breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, unfair dealing and withholding of royalty payments. Please take the time to discover for yourself how I can assist you in retaining your rightful profits and return you to an equal footing with your lessee oil and gas company. Contact me now.