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
“Royalty-Valuation Disputes in Texas Oil and Gas Leases, and Post-Production Deductions Against Royalties: A Royalty Pirate Looks at 50.” Second Installment:
The following article by James Holmes continues his review of Texas oil and gas law for royalty valuations, as it has evolved over 30 years and as it exists today. It picks up where the first Installment, released on March 22, left off. In this Installment, he...
“Royalty-Valuation Disputes in Texas Oil and Gas Leases, and Post-Production Deductions Against Royalties: A Royalty Pirate Looks at 50.” First Installment:
The following article by James Holmes is broken into three installments: first, James gives a background for the article and discusses the first four “pillars” for disputes over royalty valuations under Texas law, including the reasons for the deterioration of...