Martens PLLC Attorney At Law
Martens PLLC Attorney At Law

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Extensive Understanding Of Oil And Gas Law

With an industrial enterprise as complex as oil and gas drilling, handling and transporting, it is absolutely necessary to have a lawyer on your side well-versed in oil and gas law. Especially in North Dakota, this industry is constantly evolving. Oil prices rise and fall. Often the law has not kept up with the needs for new technology in this field. And in such a highly regulated industry, there is constant need for attention to compliance with specific legal requirements.

The professionals at Martens PLLC understand the complexities of this area of law, and aptly serve clients by handling all of the paperwork and legal matters. We are capable of dealing with matters related to property rights and mineral concerns. Our firm has extensive experience in real estate dealings and ownership and title issues. We have the level of experience and understanding in this field to help make your venture successful.

A Wide Variety Of Oil And Gas Law Representation

The advice, guidance and legal services Martens PLLC provides include:

  • Negotiating and drafting leases, assignments, mineral deeds, surface use/damages agreements, easements, and operating agreements
  • Title examinations and opinions for leasing, drilling, division order, acquisition and due diligence
  • Title curative including drafting of affidavits and corrective instruments, and mineral-related probates
  • Dormant Mineral Act guidance
  • Review and preparation of royalty payment contracts
  • Guidance regarding regulatory compliance
  • Dispute resolution through litigation and other alternative dispute methods
  • Representation of landowner interests
  • Preparing of permit applications

As a team of professionals who understands oil and gas law, we are prepared to take care of all your oil and gas concerns in-house.

Placing Real World Experience At Your Service

The team at Martens PLLC understands the existing precedents and web of legal relationships involved in the oil and gas business. We will provide legal advice regarding the relationships among contractors, subcontractors, land owners and insurers. We routinely provide title curative work, and understand the process for securing leases.

Attorney James W. Martens worked in the oil industry for a number of years as a landman. A significant portion of his practice also concerns real estate dealings, so he understands how to handle the title issues you may encounter. He is extremely knowledgeable regarding the costs facing those entering the oil industry. Therefore, he provides such legal services as efficiently and cost-effectively as is possible. Before doing any work on your case, attorney Martens will help you understand the profits and losses you may endure. He will also provide you with all of your legal options.

Put A Seasoned Oil Law Attorney On Your Side

For more information about the oil and gas law services that Martens PLLC provides, contact our law office today to schedule an appointment or calling toll free 888-307-1302. We provide representation across North Dakota.

Martens PLLC Attorney At Law


Martens PLLC, Attorney at Law
PO Box 744
West Fargo, ND 58078-0744

Toll Free: 888-307-1302

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