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Nathan Myers is senior counsel in The Woodlands office of Kean Miller. He practices in the oil and gas group, and he is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Nathan has extensive title-examination experience for lands in a variety of resource plays across several states. He is experienced in advising both large and small E&P companies, attorneys, and landmen on complex title issues and operational and regulatory matters. Nathan also has considerable experience representing E&P companies, mineral funds, individual and institutional investors, and individuals in the acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas assets. Nathan has represented clients in an array of oil and gas related claims, including ownership disputes, lease termination, breach of contract, and improper suspension of royalties, and has represented clients before the Railroad Commission of Texas.

Representative Experience

  • Issued hundreds of oil and gas title opinions, including original/drilling title opinions, supplemental title opinions, division order title opinions, leasehold title opinions, and acquisition title opinions
  • Regularly advises clients concerning regulatory and operational matters related to horizontal wells, including pooling, spacing, allocation, and royalty payment issues
  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates industry standard and custom-tailored documents and agreements related to oil-and-gas transactions and operations, including CAs, NDAs, JOAs, MOUs, PSAs, LOIs, MSAs, and SUAs
  • Successfully defended E&P client against a Mineral Interest Pooling Act application
  • Represents private and PE-backed clients during all phases of acquisition and divestiture of mineral, royalty, surface, and leasehold interests

Education

Nathan earned his B.B.A. from Baylor University in 2007, where he graduated as an Honors Program Graduate and an Honors Scholar with Distinction. He earned his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2010, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honors Legal Fraternity and The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues.

Admissions

  • Admitted, Texas; North Dakota

Memberships

  • The Woodlands (Energy Resources Section) and Texas State (Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Section) Bar Associations; Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL); North Houston Association of Professional Landmen (NHAPL)

Articles, Publications and Presentations

  • Just Put ‘Em in Suspense:  Practice Tips for Dealing with Royalty Suspense Issues, North Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Fall 2017 Newsletter
  • Stuck in Suspense: An Overview of Royalty Suspense Issues, 39 Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section Report (State Bar of Texas) No. 2, at 107-129, March 2015