DENVER, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Five attorneys of Burleson LLP, a full-service law firm devoted primarily to the oil and gas industry, will share key insights and legal strategies on midstream oil and gas contracts at a two-day seminar hosted by the Electric Utility Consultants, Inc. (EUCI) in Denver. The event is titled Midstream Oil and Gas Contracts: Effective Negotiation, Drafting, and Dispute Resolution and will be held on Jan. 22 and 23 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center.
The course is designed for in-house counsel, contract managers, and administrators, and will cover a broad range of topics, including:
- Considerations associated with implementing new midstream oil and gas contracts
- Elements of contract formation
- Types of special contract provisions
- How to negotiate more effective contracts
- Real estate issues with midstream contracts
- Strategies for effective negotiations
- Strategies utilized for dispute resolution
- Management of contracts once they are signed
"In the midstream sector, companies do business through contracts, which are often only understood by the people who have created them," said Robert Ballentine, LL.M., an energy litigation partner in Burleson's Houston location and head of the firm's Midstream Oil and Gas Practice.
"Regardless of the contract type or purpose, there are a number of critical areas attorneys and commercial managers should understand to negotiate clear, workable agreements. This event will provide an in-depth look at those matters and afford attendees the fundamental tools, insight, and understanding they need to effectively contract complex agreements and protect the rights of the companies they represent."
The five Burleson attorneys who will speak during the seminar are:
- Robert Ballentine, who has more than 30 years of commercial litigation and arbitration experience, with an extensive background representing companies in a wide range of disputes over upstream and midstream energy contracts.
- Kenneth Krasny, who serves as Of Counsel in Burleson's Houston office. He is a tax and corporate attorney who has a broad background negotiating and drafting documents in a variety of commercial contexts, including merger and acquisition agreements, vendor and supply contracts, employment contracts, intellectual property license and royalty agreements, farmout and farm-in agreements, and buy-sell agreements.
- Michael McGloin, who serves as Of Counsel in Burleson's Denver office. He is a seasoned litigator who has represented clients before state and federal courts in more than 20 states. He focuses on complex commercial litigation in a range of areas, including energy, natural resources, antitrust, insurance coverage, construction, contracts, and business torts.
- Jason Nelson, who is senior counsel in the firm's Houston location. He centers his practice on financial matters impacting the energy sector. He has represented public and private companies in a panoply of complex transactional areas, including securities, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, and commercial and project finance.
- Adam Veltri, who is partner-in-charge of the firm's Denver location. He has more than 25 years of experience in commercial transactions and corporate finance, and concentrates his practice on the oil and gas industry. He advises a variety of companies and investors on issues related to acquisitions, divestitures, financings, and operations.
The Colorado State Supreme Court Board has approved Midstream Oil and Gas Contracts: Effective Negotiation, Drafting, and Dispute Resolution for 12 general CLE credits and 1 ethics credit. For more details on the two-day event, including how to attend, click here.
About Burleson LLP
Burleson LLP is a full-service law firm devoted primarily to the oil and gas industry. Burleson has a presence in every major North American onshore and offshore producing region – with unique experience in shale plays – and serves clients in the upstream, downstream, and midstream sectors. Many of the firm's attorneys have worked in the energy industry, including backgrounds as corporate general counsel, enabling Burleson to bring extensive understanding, knowledge, and insight to the companies and individuals it serves. With deep roots in oil and gas, complemented by broad-based corporate capabilities and mid-market rates, Burleson LLP is truly the law firm where energy matters. For further information, visit www.burlesonllp.com.
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