Gray Reed & McGraw

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1601 Elm Street
Suite 4600
Dallas, Texas 75201, United States
Contact: Michael Blachly, Director of Client Development
Phone: (214) 237-6370
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
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  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
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  • Environmental Law
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  • Securities Law
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  • Toxic Torts
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  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Suit For Bad Frac Job Requires a Certificate of Merit

You are a service company and you’ve been sued for a defective frac job. It looks scary but there’s no detail in the petition and no certificate of merit is attached…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities

Oil Field Contamination Award Upheld

Forest Oil Corporation v. El Rucio Land and Cattle Inc. et al deserves your attention for four reasons: You won’t see another one involving damage to a rhinoceros pen..…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Residential

Did This “Deed” Convey Fee Simple or an Easement?

BNSF v. Chevron Midcontinent LP et al. asked whether a 1903 deed granted BNSF’s predecessor a strip of land in fee simple absolute or only an easement. The result: BNSF holds only an easement. There’s more to the case than an…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

A Development in Earthquakes and Fracking

Sierra Club v. Chesapeake Operating LLC et al is news more shocking than “Man Bites Dog”! A federal court has acknowledged that others are better equipped to address certain issues than the judiciary!…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Selecting an Advisory Board – Do’s & Don’ts

Beginning as a part-time college job walking friends’ dogs, Cary Barker’s full time business now employs over 30 college students to walk neighborhood dogs and to deliver them for daily activities to and from his Barkingham…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

The Grave Reality of a Cemetery on Your Property

A huge fan of the Hill Country, Skare D. Katz buys a large piece of undeveloped land from the Solable Family outside of Austin. Skare D. plans to build a ranch for retirement. One Saturday while Skare D. is visiting the…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Hydrocarbons Win One and Lose One in Battles With Crawfish

In re: Louisiana Crawfish Producers arises out of the collision between two of Louisiana’s favored enterprises: crawfish and hydrocarbons…more
 /  Business Torts, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Maritime Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Rejecting Midstream Agreements in Bankruptcy – the Journey Continues

One of the hottest issues from 2016 was whether an E&P debtor can reject, under section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code, an above-market midstream contract. Given the potential for a “no-win” situation, in all but one case where the…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Production-in-Paying-Quantities Analysis Confirmed

In BP America v. Laddex, Ltd. the Texas Supreme Court affirmed that in a lease termination case the trial court cannot limit the jury’s consideration of production in paying quantities to an arbitrary time period. The court…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Was it a Mineral Deed or an Oil and Gas Lease?

How to distinguish an oil and gas lease from a mineral deed? In Richardson v. Mills, it was a deed when the instrument uses words like “forever” and imposes no duty to explore for and develop minerals…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Protecting Information in the Competitive Bidding

Growth in the DFW metroplex is booming, and the City of Flourish is one of the driving forces. Unfortunately, the City has had a difficult time keeping up its infrastructure with the growing population. Recently the City…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting

Crowdfunding or Private Placement Memorandum?

Spurred by the frenzy of mid-century modern furniture of the 1950s and 1960s returning in popularity, a growing number of collectors are investing in and holding vintage furniture. Capitalizing on that craze, N. Stile Sune’s…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Can Reworking a Saltwater Disposal Well Maintain a Lease?

Should the sufficiency of reworking operations under the cessation-of-production clause of an oil and gas lease be limited to the producing well? Crystal River Oil and Gas, LLC et al v. Patton was a suit to terminate an oil and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

The Parol Evidence Rule at Work in a Mineral Transaction

A phrase currently in common usage begins with “‘cluster” and ends with a vulgarity that has been around for centuries. Saheid v. Kennedy presents facts that pretty much exemplify the meaning of the phrase..…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Do You Even Meme Bro? The Law of Internet Memes

You know you’ve chuckled at a few of them–the ubiquitous internet meme. But, have you ever wondered whether all this sharing, changing and going “viral” is legal…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property
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