Burleson LLP Names Partner Gary C. Johnson As Corporate Practice Group Leader

Dec 04, 2012, 11:03 ET from Burleson LLP

HOUSTON, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Burleson LLP, the largest full-service law firm in the country devoted specifically to the oil and gas sector, announced today that Gary C. Johnson, a Partner in the firm's Houston office, has been named the leader of the firm's Corporate Practice Group. 

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Burleson's Corporate Practice Group includes more than 30 partners and associates who work in offices in Houston, San Antonio, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Midland.  Its attorneys deliver a comprehensive range of services to companies in the energy industry and have direct, hands-on experience as inside and outside counsel with companies ranging from global Fortune 500 organizations to startups.  

The group delivers day-to-day counsel on both routine and complex issues, including matters related to oil and gas transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities and capital markets, private equity and venture capital, company formation and governance, finance, commercial agreements, labor and employment, real estate, federal tax, and bankruptcy.  It also includes teams that perform Rapid Response Due Diligence in major stock or asset acquisitions and divestitures in the energy industry.

"Over the last few years, this portion of our practice has grown tremendously.  Outside of expanding our geographic reach, we've added a number of experienced attorneys with corporate backgrounds in areas that are critical to clients in the oil and gas industry," said Managing Partner Rick Burleson.

"Gary has played an important role in that effort.  He knows our energy practice inside and out, and he understands what it takes to deliver practical, efficient counsel on virtually any matter related to corporate and general business law.  He's an incredible asset and a great attorney, and I'm proud to have him as the leader of our Corporate Practice Group." 

Johnson has practiced law for more than 35 years and is Board Certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  He has a comprehensive understanding of oil and gas exploration and production matters, with a background that includes working in private practice and as the general counsel or associate general counsel of three exploration and production companies. 

Johnson has drafted and negotiated virtually every instrument that touches on or concerns the acquisition, exploration, development, production, marketing, divestiture, and financing of crude oil and natural gas, and the formation, operation, liquidation, and restructuring of oil and gas companies.

For more information on Burleson's Corporate Practice Group, visit www.burlesonllp.com

About Burleson LLP

With more than 130 attorneys in offices in Houston, San Antonio, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Midland, Burleson LLP is the largest full-service law firm in the country devoted specifically to the oil and gas sector.  We are unique in being on the ground in the key markets serving the unconventional shale plays, and bring a distinct blend of legal understanding and technical skill to our practice. Our attorneys have worked as petroleum engineers, chemists, landmen, and geologists, and more than a third have served as inside legal counsel for oil and gas companies.  These qualifications – combined with Burleson's broad geographic reach and comprehensive scope of services – have earned the firm a reputation for providing clients with the most seasoned, energy-specific legal services team the industry has to offer.   For further information, visit www.burlesonllp.com.