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
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Texas
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Is the Allocation Well Debate About to Boil Over?

Issues surrounding the legality of allocation wells in Texas have been percolating for some time, and lately we’ve heard of potential litigation…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Trespass Plaintiff: First, Prove Your Ownership

Chauvin v. Shell Oil Company et al is the potful of legal unpleasantness that can be stirred up by landmen trying to buy easements, leases, and the like. A number of plaintiffs – descendants of grantors of two parcels of land…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

New Tax Law – Impacting Your Small Business and You

Agreeing with Benjamin Franklin that there is nothing certain except death and taxes, Sketch Wood and his partner Minnie Brix, owners of Wood & Brix, and their 200 employees are certain that the new tax law will affect them, but…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Should You Accept Customer Payments in Bitcoin?

After not meeting his 2017 sales goals, Ollie B. Celling knows he might get fired from Duncey’s Caps, Inc. if he doesn’t get his numbers up in 2018. Celling begins marketing Duncey’s through his personal Facebook, Instagram and…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Can Emails Establish an Easement in Texas?

Email is the way we communicate these days. Whether emails create a contract is important if you’re thinking nothing short of a dead tree could ever bind anybody or, to the contrary, your goal is to establish an enforceable…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Trump and the Oil Patch One Year In

Let’s take a look at what President Trump has done for the oil industry in his first year (This is not about decorum, dossiers, tweets, or Oprah’s inauguration.) As in the past I refer to sources whose opinions and insights are…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

An Oil and Gas Case to Expect From Louisiana, and Another From Texas

Anyone seeking stability in the law governing E&P activities in Louisiana will view the lower court decision as a grave error that must be corrected. Virtually every mortgage provides safeguards to protect collateral and manage…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities

2017’s Bad Guys in Energy

Once again we look back at the continuing cavalcade of crooks, criminals, miscreants and, to put it kindly, morons the less intellectually gifted, who met justice face-to-face in 2017. This year’s class includes a preacher, a…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Opinions to Expect From the Texas Supreme Court

The Texas Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in three intriguing oil and gas cases. Here’s what you need to know about two of them (We’ll address the third case soon)…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Sticking it to Your Employees During Flu Season

Frustrated with the high number of employees that did not show up for work in the fall and winter last year, Jim Duncey, the owner of Duncey’s Caps, Inc., issues a memo to all employees that they must provide proof that they got…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Is Your Company Email to Santa Protected?

Frazzled by the incessant demands for her company Acne Brick’s financial records from her husband’s divorce lawyer Ditcher Quick, company president Annie Acne was wondering what her next maneuver might be when her Information…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Mineral Conveyance Thwarted by a Spendthrift Provision

In Bradley v. Shaffer, Darrell, a beneficiary of a mineral trust established by his grandparents, purported to convey to Bradley his mineral interests that were subject to the trust and any interest held in trust that he might…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Ohio Takes a Position on Market-Value-at-the-Well Royalty Clauses*

In Ohio, in calculating royalties in a market-value-at-the-well lease (as distinguished from a “proceeds” lease), post-production costs are to be shared proportionately by the working interest and royalty owners…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

A Twist in Oil Patch Arbitration

Would you trust your $12 million arbitration to accountants rather than lawyers? Sometimes it makes sense. In Order_Apache v. YPF SA, delegating an accounting dispute to accountants was right. The problem was in the procedures…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Voluntary Church Members Packing in Church

Reverend Leatl Hope, pastor of the First Church of the Boring Seventh Day Adventist Church in Gun Barrel City has been reading about the deadly shootings in churches all over the country, and he is worried. His small…more
 /  Constitutional Law
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