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About Michael

Michael Brassett currently serves as co-managing member of the firm.
Michael has a general oil and gas transactional practice serving producers and others engaged in onshore and offshore operations throughout the state. In his practice, he represents multiple E&P companies in their acquisition, development, and divestment of assets. This includes, but is not limited to, title review including the drafting of drill site and division order title opinions, lease negotiations, and surface use and ROW Agreements, in addition to representation in regulatory proceedings with the Louisiana Office of Conservation. Michael represents service providers in the energy industry, assisting them in the drafting of various commercial agreements, and the drafting and negotiation of master service agreements. His understanding of the legal issues surrounding the oil and gas industry allows for a nuanced, practical and pragmatic approach to clients’ projects throughout all phases of the asset development. His practice also covers general contractors providing guidance across a spectrum of construction- related matters including contract negotiation and drafting, construction disputes and breach of contract claims and related litigation matters. He also has extensive experience in the drafting of commercial transactions, corporate formation, litigation and environmental regulation and compliance. Michael has represented a major west coast university system in contract and ROW negotiations as well as with various state and local regulatory bodies to install, construct and operate a Biomethane landfill gas collection system. He has also represented a major petrochemical company in site acquisition and title review, permitting, and contract negotiations for world-class facility in St. James Parish, Louisiana.

Represented major west coast university system in contract and ROW negotiations as well as with various state and local regulatory bodies to install, construct and operate a bio methane landfill gas collection system.   Represented major petro-chemical company in site acquisition and title review, permitting, and contract negotiations for world class facility in St James Parish, Louisiana.   Assisted a world scale methanol facility in site acquisition and negotiations in addition to its local and state regulatory matters.

Recipient, Faculty Merit Scholarship – Paul M. Hebert Law Center

 

Recipient, Erick Vincent Anderson Memorial Scholarship – Paul M. Hebert Law Center

 

Recipient, TOPS Scholarship – Louisiana State University

Presentations:

Guest Speaker, “Energy Transitions,” LSU JELR Symposium, 2022, “Solar Development and the OGML, a Look at Correlative Rights”

“Mineral ownership under roads and ROWs,” LAPL Spring Educational Seminar, 2012

 

“Mineral ownership under roads and ROW’s,” AAPL Gulf Coast Land Institute, 2014

 

“Louisiana Legal Update and Mineral ownership under roads and ROW’s,” ALTAPL Educational Seminar, 2015 

 

“Louisiana Legal Update,” AAPL Gulf Coast Land Institute, 2018 

 

Publications

 

“The Sky’s the Limit: Application of Correlative Rights and Accommodation Doctrine to Operations of a Solar Energy Company, ” Louisiana State University Journal of Energy Law and Resources, Volume X, Issue 2, Summer 2022
Practice Areas
Industries
Education

Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Juris Doctor / Bachelor of Civil Law, 2008 
 
Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science in Finance with a Concentration in Investments, Chancellors List, 2005

Bar Affiliations

Louisiana, 2009

Courts

All Louisiana Courts
 
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
 
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana

Associations

Catholic High School Alumni Board, 2015-2022
 
Professional Landmen’s Association of New Orleans (PLANO) Board, 2014-Current
 
Baton Rouge Association of Professional Landmen, Board 2014-2018
 
Louisiana Association of Professional Landmen
 
Houston Association of Professional Landmen
 
Baton Rouge Bar Association, Law Expo Chairman 2014, 2015
 
Louisiana State Bar Association 2008-Current
 
Charles W. Lamar, Jr. YMCA Board 2018-Current
 
Sigma Chi Alumni Association