Prichard Bevis

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Negotiates and closes deals

Of Counsel
Real Estate
  • Mr. Bevis has represented sellers, purchasers, developers, investors, lenders, title companies, landlords, and tenants in various real estate transactions, including transactions involving farm and ranch, easements, and commercial and residential property.  He represents litigants in litigation involving real estate and title matters.

     

Homeowners’ & Condominium Owners’ Associations
  • 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 revising the governing documents of association when their needs change or the legislature amends the governing statutes.  He also represents individual owners in litigation adverse to their association.

     

Oil & Gas
  • Mr. Bevis represents mineral owners and surface owners negotiating oil & 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.

     

Financing & Banking Services
  • Mr. Bevis is an experienced business advisors who assist clients in commercial, farm and ranch, and general real estate and other asset-based financing including the preparation and negotiation of loan documentation. He also assists in structuring transactions, and when necessary, assisting with foreclosures, assignments, modifications, and workouts.

     

Business & Corporate
  • 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 legal matters including statutes and legislation relevant to the business sector.

     

Condemnation & Eminent Domain
  • 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 client 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.

     

Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Mr. Bevis has represented clients in a variety of energy related litigation matters including representing defrauded investors, operator/non-operator disputes, accounting and COPAS issues, lease interpretation, conveyance and lease interpretation, and disputes between producers and minerals and royalty owners.

Oil & Gas Leases
  • Mr. Bevis has represented mineral owners throughout Texas.  Mr. Bevis drafts custom oil and gas leases or addendums to protect clients’ financial interests, to protect the surface of the land when necessary, and ensure the lessor is protected from lease ambiguities that work to the oil and gas companies’ benefit.

BIO

Prichard Bevis has extensive experience in real estate, business, and commercial transactions.  Known as being detail oriented and meticulous, Prichard has represented purchasers and sellers of commercial, agricultural, and residential property, homeowners’ and condominium owners’ associations, landlords and tenants, hotel and condominium developers, general contractors, subcontractors, and governmental entities.  He has a deep understanding of real property transactions and is skilled at protecting buyers’ and sellers’ rights.  Additionally, he handles the general representation of businesses, partnerships, and individuals in civil litigation.

Prichard is Board Certified by the State Bar of Texas in the Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law.  He has successfully represented exploration and production companies, energy lenders and borrowers, mineral and royalty owners, executive rights owners, surface owners, and defrauded oil and gas investors.

  • Education
    • JD, University of Oklahoma (1998)
    • BBA, University of Mississippi (1995)
  • Bar/Court Admissions
    • Texas Bar
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas
    • Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Oil, Gas & Minerals
  • Awards & Recognitions

    Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law

    Recognized as a Top Attorney in Oil and Gas by Fort Worth Magazine for 2014 through 2019

    Recognized as a Top Attorney by 360West Magazine 2018 to present

  • Associations & Memberships

    Texas Bar Association

    – Member Texas Farm Bureau

    – Member Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Section

    – Member Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section

    – Member Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section

    Texas Bar Foundation

    Tarrant County Bar Association

    – Former Board Member Energy Law Section

    Representative to the Texas Energy Council

    Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen

    American Association of Professional Landmen

    Fort Worth Independent School District Site-Based Decision-Making Team

    Board Member OU Club of Fort Worth

    Fort Worth Youth Soccer – Associate Commissioner

    Coach – Fort Worth Youth Soccer

  • Publications & Presentations

    Closing Your Oil & Gas Transactions From Your Desk: Online Notarization and e-Recording, February 13, 2020, Fort Worth Petroleum Club

    2015 Legislative Update: An Overview of the 84th Texas Legislature’s Changes to the Laws Affecting Condominium Owners’ and Homeowners’ Associations

    Co-author, “Oil, Gas, and Mineral Lease Issues form the Surface Owner’s Perspective,” State Bar of Texas, 36th Annual Advanced Real Estate Law Course, July 11, 2014

    Prichard Bevis presented “Water And The Law In Texas” on January 8, 2015 at the Fort Worth, Texas City Club Members’ Luncheon.

  • Reported Opinions
    • State v. Guzman, 85 S.W.3d 242 (Tex. Crim. App. 2002)
    • Veterans Land Bd. et al. v. Betty Yvon Lesley et al., 352 S.W.3d 479 (Tex. 2011)
Bevis Family In his spare time Prichard enjoys watching college football and traveling with his wife Kelly and daughters Linday and Meredith

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