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Royce Lanning is senior counsel in The Woodlands office of Kean Miller. Royce’s practice focuses primarily on oil and gas transactions, mergers and acquisitions, business formation and corporate advice, estate planning and probate, real estate development and financing.

Royce assists corporate clients with energy-related transactions, mergers & acquisitions, and joint ventures, including upstream acquisitions and divestitures, asset and equity purchase/sale agreements and services agreements.  Royce has served as lead counsel on corporate deals with aggregate transaction values in excess of $30 million. He also recently assisted a significant oil & gas company in a complex transaction involving unique issues surrounding the pre-existing transportation agreements.  Royce also has extensive experience assisting clients and business owners with sophisticated estate planning and probate strategies in Texas.  He drafts wills, trusts, and other wealth preservation tools for clients designed to comply with and leverage federal taxation laws. 


Royce earned his B.S. from Evangel University. He earned his J.D. from the University of Hawaii, William S Richardson School of Law in 2003.

  • Admitted, Texas; Hawaii; United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Texas
  • The Woodlands Bar Association; Montgomery County Bar Association; The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce; Leadership Montgomery County Alumni Association
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