Texas Trial and Appellate Law
Holmes PLLC is a premier litigation and transactional boutique representing businesses and business people in various oil and gas, contract, real estate, tort and commercial matters.
More than Two Decades Of Exceptional Representation for the Oil and Gas, and Business Community in Texas.
Holmes Listed In “Super Lawyers”
For every year since Texas Monthly began its annual survey of the “Texas Super Lawyers,” James Holmes has been selected for inclusion.
CLE Speaking Engagements
In September 2015, James Holmes gave a one-day seminar to oil and gas industry professionals on upstream accounting and royalty administration.
Holmes Pushes for Supersedeas Reforms in Texas Law
James Holmes pushes to reform Texas’s “supersedeas laws” — the rules for how a business prevents judgment execution while pursuing an appeal.
Collaborative Approach to Business Transactions
The Firm’s business clients have developed a transactional practice involving entity formation, trust administration, deeds and conveyancing, bank and equity financing, mineral lease negotiation, contract drafting and negotiation, and regulatory compliance.
The transactional practice attends to the Firm’s long-standing client base as well as to entrepreneurial and incipient businesses. Further, the Firm’s transactional practice can provide alternative solutions to wasteful or uneconomical litigation – which the Firm especially strives to avoid.
The Firm works with its clients’ in-house attorneys or lawyers and staff to meet the clients’ transactional needs. Also, the Firm associates with transactional law boutiques when and as necessary, depending upon the size and complexity of the transactional need.
Efficient, Business-Minded Approach to Litigation
Helping Surface Owners in Texas and Other Oil and Gas States – Doing Nothing About the Common Law Is a Bad Idea.
The following article by James Holmes of Holmes PLLC explores the common scenarios that landowners face either when producers first begin using their land in search of oil and gas production or when producers have been using the land for years to that end. Often,...
“Royalty-Valuation Disputes Under the Marketable Product Rule: Its Summary, Its Rationale, and Its Mechanics.” Third (and Final) Installment.
The following article by James Holmes concludes his review of the marketable product rule (also called, the marketable condition rule). This installment demonstrates that the rule better protects royalty owners than the Texas approach, and the rule consistently...