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