Posts By: Amber Blankenfeld

Rachel Reese featured on Oil Money

Oil Money Podcast with Yousuf Chaudhary and Donnie Davis Bulldog Oil and Gas attorney, entrepreneur and most recently on Hart Energy’s 40 under 40! Rachel Reese talks ambition, balance and the importance of networking. Stay tuned to future episodes of Oil Money to hear the new legal segment hosted by Rachel. She’ll be breaking down…

Rachel Reese named an Oil and Gas Investor’s 2021 “Forty Under 40” Honoree

Hart Energy revealed the honorees for their recognition program – Oil and Gas Investor’s 2021 “Forty Under 40”. Rachel Reese is one of the few individuals that were nominated and awarded. Since its inception in 2016, this renowned annual process has continued to attract strong support from the petroleum industry and the financial community. Rachel…

August 2021 Newsletter – When Your Lawyer is Not Your Lawyer: Attorney-Client Privilege Inside Small Companies

When Your Lawyer is Not Your Lawyer: Attorney-Client Privilege Inside Small Companies By: Ray Hafner We recently heard a terrifying, but all too common story from a colleague who practices high stakes litigation.  During a lawsuit over some land and lease acquisitions, a small E&P company was ordered by a court to turn over every…

April 2021 Newsletter – Asset Acquisitions and Divestitures in the Oil and Gas Industry 

An RR&A Transaction Newsletter Series By: Cheryl Looper & Miranda Caballero Transactions: An Overview The COVID-19 pandemic and associated fluctuations in commodity pricing have sent a wave of distress across the oil and gas industry, causing some participants to restructure and/or dispose of non-core or distressed assets.  The exploration and production sector took the brunt…

January 2021 Newsletter – Clear Your Litigation Docket with a Comprehensive Litigation Review from RR&A

By: Ray Hafner Executive Summary It’s far too easy to let unpleasant litigation sit ignored or allow outside counsel to run a strategy that is not aligned with your goals or mission.  RR&A can review your litigation docket and find cost-savings by identifying situations where someone else is financially responsible, where the matter is ripe…

July 2020 Newsletter – You Have Been Sued: A Guide for Handling New Litigation

By: Raymond “Ray” Hafner Executive Summary:  New litigation requires a company to take immediate steps to begin preparing a defense and ensuring the company is in the best position possible.  Failure to act quickly can seriously harm the company’s defense.  Successful companies will involve counsel immediately, investigate early, preserve all evidence, notify their insurance carriers,…

June 2020 Newsletter – New Case Update: Piranha Partners v. Neuhoff

New Case Update: Piranha Partners v. Neuhoff, 596 S.W.3d 740 (Tex. 2020), reh’g denied (Apr. 17, 2020) By: Yvette Hershey Quick Summary: In a 7-2 decision delivered on February 21, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court in Piranha Partners v. Neuhoff (the “Piranha Case”) held that language in an Assignment conveyed interest in production under a…

April 2020 Newsletter – Best Practices When Declaring Force Majeure

Best Practices When Declaring Force Majeure By: Raymond “Ray” Hafner There have been a lot of articles written recently on how force majeure clauses are interpreted and their invocation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of our favorites.  Force Majeure and the Doctrine of Frustration (Paul Hastings) Evaluating Your Force Majeure Clause…

February 2020 Newsletter – Outsourced General Counsel Services

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Outsourced General Counsel Services By: Raymond “Ray” Hafner Running a small business is a never-ending parade of obstacles, tasks, and challenges that need to be surmounted.  Add in the complexity and nuance of legal issues facing a competitive, highly-regulated industry and there is more than enough worry…