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.
A Focus on Oil and Gas Law
The Firm provides efficient and cost-sensitive business and litigation skills across a variety of commercial matters and most particularly for oil and gas transactions, and general business affairs.
The Firm’s attorneys have substantial knowledge of gas-processing operations and marketing arrangements; the interdependency of gas plants and mature oil reservoirs; cradle-to-grave marketing of gas well gas, casinghead gas and crude oil; and enhanced oil recovery.
Accounting for joint interest, royalty and severance/production taxation on upstream production, the firm also works on land management, easements and mineral-leasing negotiations.
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
The Firm primarily handles legal disputes involving oil and gas litigation, contract disputes, business-tort litigation and real estate litigation, regularly obtaining superior results for its clients.
The Firm accomplishes discovery and pretrial motion practice in the most cost-effective manner possible, finds the best experts for any given subject matter and seeks each case’s turning point either at summary judgment, expert challenges or trial.
If cases are not resolved before trial, the Firm tries each case on a thorough and solid record before a jury or the bench – because the Firm strives to protect its clients’ rights during the all-important appellate process.
To discuss your legal needs, call the Firm’s Dallas office at 945-218-2221 or use the online contact form.
“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...
“Royalty-Valuation Disputes Under the Marketable Product Rule: Its Summary, Its Rationale, and Its Mechanics.” Second (and Best) Installment.
The following article by James Holmes continues his review of the marketable product rule (also called, the marketable condition rule). He likes this installment the most – thus calling it the best installment – because the rule’s rationale not only justifies the...