Mr. Bevis represents numerous homeowners’ and condominium owners’ associations throughout north Texas with compliance with their governing documents and the applicable statutes. Additionally, Mr. Bevis drafts governing documents for developers, and revises the governing documents of associations when their needs change or the legislature amends the governing statutes. He also represents individual owners in litigation adverse to their association.
Mr. Bevis represents mineral owners and surface owners negotiating oil and gas leases, pipeline right-of-way and easement agreements, surface use agreements, and related agreements as well as buyers and sellers of mineral rights and royalties. He also represents operators and non-operators including drafting purchase and sale agreement, assignments, farmout agreements, joint operating agreements, participation and exploration agreements, areas of mutual interest, and other upstream exploration and production documentation. Mr. Bevis represents litigants in litigation involving oil and gas.
Mr. Bevis represents businesses of all sizes and structures from the formation of business entities, operations, expansion, sale, and dissolution. He advises owners, officers, and management in legal matters including statutes and legislation relevant to the business sector.
Mr. Bevis understands the condemnation process can be confusing and frightening, especially when the land has sentimental value or the condemnor does not negotiate in good faith. The Texas “quick take” condemnation procedure moves quickly, and Mr. Bevis helps clients negotiate what is hopefully a fair price. When a resolution cannot be amicably be reached with the condemnor, Mr. Bevis can assist with the commissioners’ hearing and subsequent litigation.