Congratulations to Matt Rainey on becoming Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law in the State of Texas. Matt joined the MLW team in 2012. Besides preparing original drilling, supplemental, and division order title opinions, Matt assists clients with the development of salt water disposal agreements and facilitates, prepares and analyzes joint operating agreements and related developmental agreements, and prepares letters assisting in or analyzing the formation of pooled units. In addition, Matt works closely with the Texas Railroad Commission on regulatory issues such as interpreting and ensuring compliance with regulations involving proration and pooled units, and the Texas General Land Office on the State’s ownership of oil and gas. Beyond his transactional practice, Matt provides litigation support and handles receiverships for clients. Matt works closely with clients to ensure their needs are met in a timely and efficient manner.
Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 22 specific areas of law. Board Certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a 6-hour written examination.
Other MLW attorneys who are Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law are: Philip C. Mani, Stephen M. Little, Eric W. Wortmann II and Adam T. Braaten. We are proud of all of our Board Certified Attorneys and look forward to this enabling us to continue to provide our clients with superior legal services associated with the oil and gas industry.