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

Foreclosure Included the Minerals Because the Documents Say So

In XTO Energy v. EOG Resources, a title dispute over the mineral estate in 1,653 acres in Atascosa and McMullen counties, Texas, the loser tried both, to no avail…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Farmout Agreement Worked Over By The Court

What could go wrong when the well recovers two times its costs in nine months? Plenty, as we see in Dimock v. Sutherland Energy…more
 /  Business Torts, Energy & Utilities

NPRI Reservation Survives Rule Against Perpetuities

Recall the Battle of the Bastards: The heroic Lady Sansa and the duplicitous Lord Baelish gallop over the hill to save the foolish Jon Snow from the heinous Ramsey Bolton. In similar fashion, but without the malnourished…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Protecting Yourself in a Volatile Labor Market

Texas is a hot-bed for construction. In 2016, according to the Virtual Builders Exchange, Texas was second only to New York in construction expenditures, spending $44.4 billion. And there is no sign that the proliferation of…more
 /  Construction Law

The Storm After the Storm

Just as the Texas coast assessed the magnitude of Hurricane Harvey’s damage, Hurricane Irma was taking shape in the Atlantic. Fewer than two weeks later, Irma would crash into the Florida Keys. Estimates put Harvey and Irma’s…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

Fraud Claim Rejected for Unreasonable Reliance

The ruling from the Supreme Court of Texas in JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al v. Orca Assets, G.P., L.L.C. was foreseeable. Experienced energy professionals who pass on the opportunity to examine title for themselves are not…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Supplier Diversity Policies

N. O. Smelz, owner of Smelz Rug and Carpet Cleaning, learns that Brite Bank has submitted a request for proposal to clean the carpets at their 15 branches in the DFW area…more
 /  Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Online Images – Free to Use?

Having won her primary, Starr Struuck is ready to update her campaign website and Instagram feed to jazz up her image and promote the reasons why she should win the general election…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

An Indemnity Agreement Means What it Says

We are reminded in Claybar v. Samson Exploration that a court will (if it’s doing its job) enforce an agreement according to what it actually says, not by that which one party or the other would have liked it to say or imagines…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Lack of Proof Dooms Pugh Clause Defense

There are specific requirements for proving that an oil and gas lease has survived past its primary term. Fail to hit them all when the lease is challenged at the courthouse, wand disappointment will be order of the day…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities

Mineral Title Examination – It’s Not Easy

Let’s get right to the takeaway: Despite the humble hourly rate operators are typically willing to fork over for title examination, the job isn’t easy and you’d better put your trust in a practitioner with expertise, patience,…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

There is Another Way to Report on Global Warming

Are you “woke”* vis-vis-vis global warming and the coming-any-day-now destruction of the coral reefs, the arctic ice pack, polar bears, coastlines, the flora, the fauna, you, me, and the entire natural world as we know it? Me…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Game Changer? New Sex Discrimination Case Regarding Sexual Orientation

Discrimination based on sex is illegal. Does that include sexual orientation? It depends on where you live. In Texas, discrimination based on sexual orientation may be inappropriate, but it is not illegal. Elsewhere in the U.S…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Would You Please Oversee the Company’s Environmental Cleanup Program? Oh Yeah, if it Fails, You’re Personally Liable

After setting up new locations in Texas, N. O. Smelz, owner of Smelz Rug Cleaning, obtained a hazardous waste permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for the disposal of the company’s cleaning chemicals after…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

Great Pic! But Can You Use It?

Running for office, Starr Struuck sent out a campaign newsletter extolling her qualifications and a list of reasons why she should be elected rather than her incumbent opponent. Prominently displayed in her newsletter and…more
 /  Communications & Media Law
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