G&B represents one of the largest ranching operations in West Texas and is actively involved in negotiating many of the lease transactions and infrastructure developments for the recently announced Alpine High oil field. G&B also represents the trust department of a major financial institution holding major mineral positions throughout the Permian Basin in West Texas and represents individual ranchers and mineral owners in oil and gas lease transactions in many areas of Texas. In addition to assisting in negotiations with energy companies and supplying its sophisticated oil and gas lease forms, G&B attorneys frequently work on the documentation and distribution of trusts and estates with significant mineral assets.
Mineral owner representation can involve many other issues.  The Patent shown to the right, which had been issued by mistake and conflicted with a patent under which G&B’s clients derived title, was cancelled as a result of G&B’s efforts.  According to personnel at the Texas General Land Office, this was the first time the State of Texas had ever cancelled a land patent.


Senate Concurrent Resolution No.22
March 12, 2003