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About Nathan

Nathan assists firm clients primarily in the areas of energy and natural resources and general corporate representation. He has worked with small independent, medium, and large oil and gas companies in most phases of the energy and oil and gas industry including tile work, mergers and acquisitions, litigation of landowner and royalty owner demands, matters involving gas contracts, oil, gas and mineral leases, development of oil and gas leases and title issues, disputes between operators and non-operators, and suits concerning environmental damages to property.
Nathan has experience in title examination in many North Louisiana parishes and various South Louisiana parishes on behalf of major companies and independent producers. He has rendered hundreds of title opinions in most of the major oil and gas fields in North Louisiana, including drill site title opinions, preliminary title opinions, and division order title opinions. In addition, he has also represented a large multinational petrochemical manufacturer in drafting various transactional documents for the construction and operation of a world-class petrochemical manufacturing plant located in St. James Parish, Louisiana.
Represents numerous oil and gas industry clients in connection with title examination, contractual, and regulatory issues, litigation, and negotiation of numerous oil and gas related issues including landowner claims for royalty payments, development of leases, demands for release of leases, disputes with other working interest owners over cost of operations, transportation, and gathering costs, and other matters.
Represents a large multinational petrochemical manufacturer in site acquisition and related contract negotiations, title examination, zoning, land use requirements, for a world-class petrochemical manufacturing facility.

The Best Lawyers in America©, Shreveport, LA, Ones To Watch, Corporate Law, 2021, 2022

Named as a “Top Attorney” in Shreveport, LA,  by SB Magazine, 2018


Louisiana State University, J.D.:

Louisiana Law Review

Energy & Policy Certificate recipient from the John P. Laborde Energy Center

Chancellor’s List Fall 2012, Spring 2014, and Spring 2015

Faculty Scholarship Award

CALI Award for highest grade in class

Legal Traditions and Systems


Louisiana State University, B.A.:

Athletic scholarship

4-time letter award winner

4-time SEC Academic Honor Roll

LSU Men’s Swimming


“Staying Out of Treble: A Comprehensive, Civilian Approach to the Louisiana Mineral Code’s Rules on Damages for Unpaid Royalties,” Louisiana Law Review, Volume 76 Publication, Spring 2016


“Lease Issues to Consider for Title Examination,” by Margaret G. Patton, Nathan M. Telep, Matthew R. Lee and Mary Catherine Joiner, Oil & Gas Mineral Title Examination (Rocky Mt. Min. L. Fdn. 2019), presented by Margaret G. Patton by at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Oil & Gas Mineral Title Examination, Westminster, CO, September 26, 2019. 

Practice Areas

Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Juris Doctor / Doctor of Civil Law,  2015

Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Arts,  2010

Bar Affiliations

Louisiana, 2015

Texas, 2021


United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana


American Bar Association

Louisiana State Bar Association

Shreveport Bar Association

Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen

American Association of Professional Landmen