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Roger D. Scales

Of Counsel

Roger is Of Counsel in the Houston office and a member of the firm’s oil and gas practice section. For more than 25 years, he has built an extensive oil and gas practice focusing on matters involving title examination, due diligence title reviews, and the negotiation and evaluation of all manner of oil and gas agreements. Roger has conducted mineral title examination resulting in the issuance of hundreds of title opinions covering all of the major oil and gas exploration areas in Texas and Ohio. He also counsels owners of several oil and gas working interest portfolios, has negotiated numerous purchase and sale agreements, and facilitated I.R.S. Section 1031 like-kind exchanges involving oil and gas interests as well as farm and ranch properties. Roger also has practical legal and business experience in oilfield equipment procurement and shipping, various agricultural and ranching matters, wind energy leasing, solar energy leasing, groundwater leasing, and general business and commercial matters.

Roger is admitted to practice before all State Courts in Texas as well as the Federal District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas. He is licensed in Texas, Ohio and North Dakota, having graduated from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. Roger is a certified mediator with experience mediating before Harris County Courts.

  • New Mexico, 2018
  • North Dakota, 2013
  • Ohio, 2012
  • Texas, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
  • Certified Licensed Mediator/Third Party Neutral
  • J.D., 2004, South Texas College of Law
  • M.B.A., 1988, Texas Tech University
  • B.B.A., 1986, Baylor University
  • State Bar of Texas (Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section)
  • Houston Bar Association (Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Section)
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • West Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • Permian Basin Landmen’s Association
Publications and Presentations
  • Lien Foreclosures & Oil & Gas Leases – The New Law in Texas,” The Association of Defense Counsel Member Publication (Spring/Summer 2017)
  • Lien Foreclosures and Oil and Gas Leases: The New Law in Texas (presented at the 31st Annual Review of Oil and Gas Law by the Energy Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association on August 19, 2016)
  • Production Sharing Agreements and Allocation Wells (presented at the Permian Basin Landman’s Association Spring 2014 Educational Seminar on April 23, 2014)
  • Ambiguities Commonly Found in Early Oil and Gas Leases (presented at the Halfmoon Education, Inc. Seminar on June 12, 2014)
Practice Areas
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