Farnsworth & vonBerg

   
 

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While litigation may be complicated, we don't think service should be.  We make it a point to be accessible and responsive.  You call.  We answer.  And unlike many firms, we don't believe that value is directly proportional to the number of attorneys you can throw on a project.

When you hire Farnsworth & vonBerg, LLP, you're getting undiluted, cost-effective, senior-level expertise focused on and committed to you.

 
About Us

WHY FARNSWORTH & VONBERG, LLP

HISTORY/RESUME

EXPERIENCE, SHARPENED.

Farnsworth & vonBerg, LLP provides a comprehensive range of services in business law and litigation to an equally comprehensive variety of clients, domestically and internationally.  These range from individuals to large, public oil and gas service companies.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


Business LawFinancing & Loan AgreementsLicense Agreements
Individual LawContribution AgreementsBusiness Transactions
Employment Labor LawRisk Assessment & MitigationDue Diligence Reviews
New-Business FormationNon-compete AgreementsEarnouts and Deferred Payment Arrangements
Shareholder AgreementsDistributor/Sales Agreements Indemnification and Risk Allocation
Buy/Sell AgreementsIntellectual Property Issues 

   

 
Oil & Gas

FUNDAMENTAL APPROACH

LIQUIDATION

TRANSACTIONS

YOUR OIL AND GAS TEAM

PRODUCT LIABILITY

TAP INTO A RESERVOIR OF ENERGY EXPERTISE.

At Farnsworth & vonBerg, LLP, we understand the challenges faced by our oil & gas clients.  From upstream to midstream, service to supply, our job as counsel is to help them assess risk and resolve issues—quickly.  When business goals and production quotas are on the line, standing still is not an option.

Energy Litigation. We have a long and successful track record trying contested cases in state and federal courts, before arbitration tribunals, regulatory agencies and administrative judges.


Interest Owner Disputes

Interest/Surface Owner Disagreements

Disputes from Joint Operating Agreements

COPAS Accounting Procedures and other Energy Accounting Issues

Area of Mutual Interest (AMI) Agreements

Development Rights and Obligations

Lease Disputes

Surface Use and Accommodation

Title Disputes

Preferential Rights to Purchase Disputes

Operating Agreement Disputes

Drainage Issues

Joint Venture/Partnership Issues

Land, Boundary and Mineral Ownership Issues

Offshore Marine Construction and Transportation Issues

Plugging and Abandonment Obligations

Royalty and Overriding Royalty Claims

Seismic and Trade-Secret Matters

Appellate Matters

 
Business Law

FUNDAMENTAL APPROACH

ENTITY FORMATION & GOVERNANCE

MERGERS/ACQUISITION

LABOR/EMPLOYMENT

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

BUSINESS LITIGATION

YOUR BUSINESS LAW TEAM

WE KNOW BUSINESS LAW LIKE NOBODY'S BUSINESS.

For 40 plus years, Farnsworth & vonBerg, LLP has provided a wide range of legal services.  Practice areas include business law, energy law, individual law, commercial and business litigation, transactions, appellate matters, acquisitions, compliance and bankruptcy.

We offer these services to an equally diverse range of clients.  In particular: upstream and midstream oil & gas companies (including service and supply companies), technology sales and service, manufacturing, real estate, professional services and industrial services.

Visit our individual practice pages for a more detailed list of services.


 
Individual Law

FUNDAMENTAL APPROACH

EMPLOYER GRIEVANCE

REAL ESTATE

YOUR INDIVIDUAL LAW TEAM

INDIVIDUAL LAW & ASSET PROTECTION

Because commercial and individual interests are always to some degree intertwined,
our deep business background can provide valuable leverage in the resolution of
many individual legal matters.

Estate Planning

Probate Matters

Asset Protection

Business Planning

Retirement Planning

Buy/Sell Strategies with Trusts, Limited Partnerships
and Limited Liability Companies


 
Library

ARTICLES

RESOURCES

SUBSCRIBE

LAW ARTICLES AND RESOURCES

Below are links to various law articles and resources you may find useful.

Southwest Royalties v Hagar, Supreme Court of Texas, June 17, 2016, 2016 Tex. Lexis 508

Amer. Natural. Res. LLC v. Eagle Rock Energy Partners, LP, Oklahoma Supreme Court, June 14, 2016, 2016 Okla LEXIS 68

Wyoming v. United States DOI, United States District Court for Wyoming, June 21, 2016, 2016 U. S. Dist. LEXIS 82132.

Avery v Hoskins, Inc., 4th Court of Appeals, March 30, 2016, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 3202

ConocoPhillips v. Koopmann, 13th Court of Appeals, May 19, 2016, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 5278

Adams v Murphy Exploration & Production, 4th Court of Appeals, San Antonio, June 15, 2016, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 6276

In re Sabin Oil & Gas, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, May 3, 2016; 2016 Bankr. LEXIS 1905

In re WBH Energy, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas, May 20, 2016, 2016 Bankr. LEXIS 2082

Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C v. Hyder, Texas Supreme Court, January 29, 2016 Tex. LEXIS 94

Allen v Enbridge G & P E. Tex., Tyler Court of Appeals, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 987, January 29, 2016

Mueller v Davis, Texarkana Court of Appeals, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 1120, February 4, 2016

Middleton v. EP Energy E&P Co., L.P., Louisiana Second Circuit, 2016 La. App. LEXIS 160, February 3, 2016

Wenske v Ealy, 13th Court of Appeals, Corpus Christi-Edinburg, January 28, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 836

Long v. Miken Oil, Inc., 12th Court of Appeals, Tyler, March 16, 2016, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 2715

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. v. TRO-X, L.P., 8th Court of Appeals, Tyler, March 18, 2016, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 2861

Walls v Petrohawk Properties. L.P., U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 22684

In Re Walter Energy, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama, December 28, 2015, 2015 Bankr. LEXIS 4357

Kolstad v Merrell, 13th Court of Appeals, Corpus Christi, January 7, 2016, 2016 Tex. App. LEXIS 52

Arbuckle Mt. Ranch of Tex., Inc. v. Chesapeake Energy Corp., U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, January 7, 2016, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 200

Chesapeake Appalachia LLC v. Scout Petroleum, LLC, U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, January 5, 2016, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 42

Lightening Oil Co. v. Anadarko E&P LLC, 4th Court of Appeals, San Antonio October 14, 2015, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 10542

Hosek v Scott, 4th Court of Appeals, San Antonio October 21, 2015, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 10792

McCarthy v. Evolution Petro. Corp., Louisiana Supreme Court October 14, 2015, 2015 La. LEXIS 2242

Sierra Club v. United States Corps of Engineers September 29, 2015, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 17114

Oxy United States v. Red Wing Oil, Kansas Court of Appeals October 16, 2015, 2015 Kan. LEXIS 69

XOG Operating, LLC v. Chesapeake Exploration L.P., 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 9411 (Tex.App. Amarillo)

Fort Apache Energy, Inc. v. Houston Energy, L.P. 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 9024 (Tex.App. Beaumont)

Samson Exploration, LLC v. T.S. Reed Props., 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 9024 (Tex.App. - Beaumont, 2015)

Ocra Assets, G.P., LLC v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 8396 (Tex.App. Dallas 2015)

Republic Petroleum LLC v. Dynamic Offshore Resources NS LLC, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 9055 (Tex.App. Houston [1st Dist], 2015)

Anderson Energy Corp. v. Dominion Okla. Tex. Exploration & Production, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 6659 (Tex.App. 4th Dist) June 30, 2015

Leal v. Cuanto Antes Mejor LLC, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 6724 (Tex.App. 4th Dist) July 1, 2015

Prosperity Energy Corp. v. Terfam Family, Ltd., 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 6636 (Tex.App. 13th Dist) June 29, 2015

Ladra v. New Dominion, LLC, 2015 Okla. LEXIS 71 (Oklahoma Supreme Court) June 30, 2015

Lewis v. Enerquest Oil & Gas, LLC, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 11298 (8th Circuit Court of Appeals) July 1, 2015

ConocoPhillips Co. v. Vaquillas Unproven Minerals, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 8194 (Tex.App. San Antonio, 2015)

Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. v. Hyder, Texas Supreme Court June 12, 2015, 2015 Tex. LEXIS 554

Kachina Pipeline Co. v. Lillis, Texas Supreme Court June 12, 2015, 2015 Tex. LEXIS 549

Plains Exploration & Prod. Co. v. Torch Energy Advisors Inc. Texas Supreme Court June 12, 2015, 2015 Tex. LEXIS 558

Biltex Enterprises, Inc. v. Myers, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 4484 (Tex.App. Ft. Worth, 2015)

Albert v Dunlap Exploration, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 1402 (Tex.App.B Eastland, 2015)

BP Am. Prod. Co. v. Laddex, Ltd., 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 1521 (Tex. Civ. App. B Amarillo, 2015)

Roland Oil Co. v. R. R. Comm’n of Texas, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 1906 (Tex. App. B Austin, 2015)

Tex. Rice Land Partners, Ltd. v. Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas, LLC, 2015 Tex. App. B Lexis 1377 (Tex. Civ. App. B Beaumont 2015)

Harrison v Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., 2015 Pa LEXIS 355 (Pa. 2015)

State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., 2015 Ohio LEXIS 299 (Ohio 2015)

In re Horizon, 2015 Tex. LEXIS 141 (Tex. 2015)

Key Operating & Equipment, Inc. v. Hegar, 435 S.W.3d 794 (Tex 2014)

EnerQuest Oil & Gas, LLC v. Plains Exploration Production Company et al, 981 F. Supp.2d 575 (USDC WD Texas 2013).

Charles N. Warren et al v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., 759 F.3d 413 (5th Circuit 2014)

Chesapeake Exploration L.L.C. v. Energen Resources, 455 S.W.3d 878 (Tex. App. - El Paso, 2014)

The First Baptist Church of Roswell, et al v. Yates Petroleum Corp., 2014 WL 4495200 (2014)

VICTORY ENERGY CORPORATION, SMARTGAS, L.L.C, and HCP INVESTMENTS, L.L.C. v. OZ GAS CORPORATION Appeal from the 112th Judicial District Court of Crockett County, Texas

David HAMRICK, Maggie Hamrick, Sue Bertram and Steve Bertram, v. Tom WARD and Betsey Ward Supreme Court of Texas opinion

 

 
Your Law Team

T BROOKE FARNSWORTH

MARY FRANCES VONBERG

BENNETT S. BARTLETT

BRIAN SHELTON

EXPERIENCE ADDS UP.

When you hire Farnsworth & vonBerg, LLP, you're getting more than just committed, senior-level expertise.
You're getting the collective support of a team of proven attorneys whose cumulative experience
spans many industries and practice areas.

We are T Brooke Farnsworth, Mary Frances vonBerg, Bennett S. Bartlett and Brian Shelton.
Click to learn more about the team's individual credentials.


T Brooke Farnsworth

Mary Frances vonBerg

Bennett S. Bartlett

Brian Shelton

 
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Farnsworth & vonBerg, LLP is committed to giving your case the attention it deserves.  For general inquiries, email fran@fvllp.com or contact any of our individual lawyers directly.

 

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Phone: 281-931-8902
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