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Steven Lombardo is senior counsel in The Woodlands office of Kean Miller and practices in the oil and gas group.

Steven’s primary areas of practice include mineral title examination, due diligence, mineral receiverships, acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas assets, contract negotiation and other related transactional matters.

Steven began his legal career in the oil and gas industry by working as an independent landman where he gained valuable experience by building runsheets and drafting mineral ownership reports, negotiating leases, obtaining easements and drafting curative instruments. He has experience performing stand-up title examination throughout South Texas, and has represented his clients in courts throughout Texas in mineral and royalty receivership cases.

Prior to attending college and law school, Steven enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on active duty for four years as firefighter (DC2 – E5) onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Saratoga, the Destroyer Tender USS Puget Sound and the Amphibious Assault Ship USS Nassau, and then served in the U.S. Navy Selective Reserve for an additional four years before he was Honorably Discharged in 2001.

Representative Experience

  • Drafted 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
  • Represents clients in courts throughout Texas to appoint attorneys ad litem to represent unknown and absentee real property owners, and to appoint receivers to execute oil and gas leases and assignments on behalf of such absentee owners
  • Advises clients on challenges associated with leasing lands underlying public highways in Texas, and leasing mineral classified lands from the Texas General Land Office 
  • Negotiated and drafted various upstream oil and gas instruments including leases, amendments, assignments, surface use agreements, affidavits, easements, purchase and sale agreements and various curative instruments

Education

Steven earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Houston in 2004. He earned his J.D. and Mediator Certification from Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan) in 2007.

Admissions

  • Admitted, Texas; Tennessee

Memberships

  • Texas State Bar Association (Oil, Gas and Energy Section; Environmental and Natural Resources Section) The Woodlands (Energy Resources Section) Bar Association; American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL); North Houston Association of Professional Landmen (NHAPL)