2019 DAPL February Educational Luncheon


Tuesday, February 19, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Park City Club @ 5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 1700, Dallas, Texas 75225

Join DAPL for our 2019 February Educational Luncheon at Park City Club. 

What:  Join the DAPL for the 2019 February Educational Luncheon featuring Brandon Durrett, Senior Attorney at Dykema Cox Smith

Mr. Durrett will present “Ready, Fire, Aim: Drafting Traps to Avoid in Preparing a 'Rush' Deal"  

AAPL credit application will be available at the luncheon.

When:  February 19, 2019 from 11:30am - 1:00pm.

Where:  Park City Club at 5956 Sherry Lane, #1700, Dallas, Texas 75225

Pricing:  Guest / Non-Resident Pricing is $35.  

Brandon Durrett is a Board-Certified oil and gas attorney in the San Antonio and Austin offices of Dykema Cox Smith. Brandon focuses on upstream acquisitions and operational contracts, but maintain a diverse industry-focused practice identifying and solving problems his clients encounter in the exploration, development, operation, production, sale, and leveraging of oil and gas properties. He is an alumnus of Brigham Young University and Texas Tech School of Law.

 Brandon originally hails from Midland and now lives in Alamo Heights with his wife and three children. He is an Eagle Scout and frequently writes and presents scholarly articles on oil and gas law.

 Brandon has broad experience in all phases of acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas assets, including negotiation, drafting and closing of purchase and sale agreements, associated financing transactions, and large-scale due diligence projects. He frequently negotiates and closes upstream and midstream contracts involving leasing, pooling, farmouts, joint development, production allocation, seismic exploration, surface use and damages, and gas gathering and sales. Brandon regularly handles disputes arising under joint operating agreements, such as calculation of non-consent penalties, notice and election requirements, and exercise of preferential rights. Brandon also frequently collaborates with the firm’s litigation practice group in land- and energy-related disputes, such as lease termination, deed and contract construction, adverse possession claims, and land use conflicts.

 Brandon will be presenting his paper titled Ready, Fire, Aim: Two Drafting Traps to Avoid in Papering a Rush Deal. He will discuss the proper use and misuse of two clauses common in oil and gas acquisition agreements, which are often used as drafting shortcuts, namely, the clause and the “subject to the PSA” “not withstanding anything else herein to the contrary” clause.