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
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Fight Night at Your Company Holiday Party

Jim Duncey, the owner of Duncey’s Caps, Inc., decides to hold an employee/significant other holiday party this year with live music and an open cash bar managed by a third-party bartending service. Each employee will get three…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

The Oil Patch, the Single Business Enterprise Doctrine, and Veterans Day

Let’s suppose that someone (You? The other guy?) who operates wells in which others have an interest organizes the enterprise so that the owner of the leases, the owner of the overrides, the operator, several service companies,…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

A Myth About Delay – Revisited

Construction lawyers routinely deal with delay claims. I have presented or defended more of them than I can remember. That is why I was curious when, earlier this year, I received a series of email invitations to presentations…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting

A Partition Deed Fails in Texas

Cases like Hahn v. Gips et al are like eating your broccoli – not so tasty but lots of fiber. The “fiber” here is the effect of a partition deed in which not all the cotenants join…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Trespass But no Damages in a Texas Case

What does it take these days to get money from a Texas jury? Not much, it seems; in XTO v. Goodwin the trick was convincing a higher court that you should keep it…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Am I My Director’s Keeper?

Board of directors member Y.I. Gnough, who is also president of Algae Company, is in a pickle. Although denying any knowledge of sexual harassment and misconduct by the company founder and deal-maker Iam Algae, three co-board…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Duty to Disclose that a House for Sale is Haunted?

Vlad “Dracula” Smith was looking for some new digs big enough to accommodate his growing family. While searching the MLS listings, Dracula stumbled across a castle belonging to Victor “Frankenstein” Jones. Little did Dracula…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential

Washed Away: What Rights Do You Have When Your Home is Flooded?

Bill Deron bought a 100-acre tract next to a creek outside the City of Houston. Deron planned to build a subdivision where some of the homes abut a creek. The other homes would sit about 15 feet higher than the creekside…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Oil, Gas and the Electronic Transactions Act

In the spirit of Halloween, Le Norman Operating v. Chalker Energy Partners III is about a scary statute: The Texas Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the UETA…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Oil and Gas in Texas: Some Law and a Little History

Welcome to the binary edition, where you have a choice: An informative and engaging stroll through the history of the oil and gas business in Texas, or a wonkish and also informative legal analysis…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Lessons from a Liftboat Contract

Semco, LLC v. The Grand, LTD. is nominally about a $15 million liftboat construction contract and the legal issues one would expect after a long trial and a big verdict. This post is more about how to administer and perform a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

What’s New in the Methane Debate?

Occasionally we visit issues larger than one-off courthouse decisions. Here are a few selected stories on the extent to which fracking contributes to rising levels of methane and, maybe, to climate change. There are conflicting…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Commercial Leases Underwater from Harvey

Because of Hurricane Harvey, oil and gas production company Gonzales Energy and its owner Paunscho are treading water. Rising hurricane flood waters destroyed his files, water-logged his computers and ruined office equipment in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial

Put Down Your Phone But Keep Your Sword in Your Hand

After finishing his weekly rehearsal for an upcoming Robin Hood performance at his local theatre, Wiley Enferee walked into his local Mega-Mart at his wife’s behest to buy a gallon of milk. Not thinking, Wiley walked into the…more
 /  Elections & Politics

An “Appendage” Determines a Louisiana Royalty Dispute

In Glassell Producing Company v. Naquin, the question was: Did a conveyance among siblings create a real right in property, or was it an appendage of a lease that ceased to burden the property once that lease was terminated?…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Real Estate - Residential
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